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Release Date:
23 October 2003 (USA) See more »
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A look at the work of director Michel Gondry, through his music videos, short films, and commercials. | Add synopsis »
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Michel Gondry: "I've been twelve forever" See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michel Gondry ... Himself (numerous segments)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akhenaton ... Himself (segment "Je Danse Le Mia") (as IAM)

Patricia Arquette ... (segment "Like a Rolling Stone")
Thomas Bangalter ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")

Beck ... Himself (segment "Deadweight" and "I've Been Twelve Forever")

Jean-Michel Bernard ... Farfisa Organ salesman

Björk ... Herself (numerous segments)

Jim Carrey ... The Driver (segment "Pecan Pie") (archive footage)
The Chemical Brothers ... Themselves (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")

David Cross ... The Turd (segment "One Day")
Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Robert del Naja ... Himself (segment "Protection") (as Massive Attack)

Foo Fighters ... Themselves (segment "Everlong")
Miho Hatori ... Herself (segments "Sugar Water" and "I've Been Twelve Forever") (as Cibo Matto)

Taylor Hawkins ... Himself (segment "Everlong") (as Foo Fighters)
Yuka Honda ... Herself (segments "Sugar Water" and "I've Been Twelve Forever") (as Cibo Matto)

Mick Jagger ... Himself (segment "Like a Rolling Stone") (as Rolling Stones)
Stephanie Landwehr ... Girl (segment "Let Forever Be")
Grant Marshall ... Himself (segment "Protection") (as Massive Attack)
Massive Attack ... Themselves (segment "Protection")
Nate Mendel ... Himself (segment "Everlong") (as Foo Fighters)

Kylie Minogue ... Herself (segments "Come Into My World" and "I've Been Twelve Forever")

Daft Punk ... Themselves (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")

Keith Richards ... Himself (segment "Like a Rolling Stone") (as Rolling Stones)

The Rolling Stones ... Themselves (segment "Like a Rolling Stone")
Tom Rowlands ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever") (as The Chemical Brothers)
Ed Simons ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever") (as The Chemical Brothers)
Pat Smear ... Himself (segment "Everlong") (as Foo Fighters)
Tracey Thorn ... Herself (segment "Protection") (as Massive Attack)
Mushroom Vowles ... Himself (segment "Protection") (as Massive Attack)

Charlie Watts ... Himself (segment "Like a Rolling Stone") (as Rolling Stones)

Jack White ... Himself (segments "Dead Leaves & the Dirty Ground", "The Hardest Button to Button" and "I've Been Twelve Forever") (as The White Stripes)
Meg White ... Herself (segments "Dead Leaves & the Dirty Ground", "The Hardest Button to Button" and "I've Been Twelve Forever") (as The White Stripes)

Ron Wood ... Himself (segment "Like a Rolling Stone") (as Rolling Stones)

David Grohl ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Michel Gondry 
Lance Bangs (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Olivier Gondry (segment "Brothers Star Guitar")
 
Produced by
Lance Bangs .... producer
Georges Bermann .... producer (segments "Like a Rolling Stone", "Bachelorette", "The Hardest Button To Button")
Richard Brown .... producer
Paul DeGooyer .... executive producer
Julie Fong .... producer (segments "Everlong", "Bachelorette", "The Hardest Button To Button")
Vincent Landay .... producer
Lou Stellato .... executive producer: MTV2
 
Cinematography by
Lance Acord (segments "Bachelorette" and "Let Forever Be")
Ali Asad (director of photography)
Lance Bangs (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")
Jean-Louis Bompoint (segment "Les Cailloux")
Emmanuel Carlier (segment "Like a Rolling Stone")
Michel Gondry (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")
Phil Klemmer (segment "Drumb and Drumber")
Alex Lamarque (segments "Around the World" and "Come Into My World")
Max Malkin (segment "Deadweight")
Tim Maurice-Jones 
Pierre Rouger (segment "Everlong")
Harris Savides (segment "Like a Rolling Stone")
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Buchanan 
Andy Grieve (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")
Geoff Hounsell (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")
Russell Icke (segment "Like a Rolling Stone")
Charles Johnston (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")
 
Art Direction by
K.K. Barrett (segment "Let Forever Be")
Jean-Pascal Chalard (segment "Around the World")
Gilles Chapat (segment "Lucas With the Lid Off")
Christopher Chesney (segment "Dead Leaves & the Dirty Ground")
Robbie Freed (segments "Levi's: Drugstore" and "Smirnoff: Smarienberg")
Samantha Gore (segment "Bachelorette")
Marc Homes (segment "Sugar Water")
William Lakoff (segment "Everlong")
Happy Massee (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")
Pierre Pell (segment "Come Into My World")
 
Production Management
Raffi Adlan .... production manager
Gina Fortunato .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bertrand Delpierre .... first assistant director (segment "Like a Rolling Stone")
François Nemeta .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jon Spira .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christophe Deroo .... camera operator: segment "Lou Bennet"
Jean Marc Mirete .... still photographer (segment "Like a Rolling Stone")
 
Animation Department
Sébastien Fau .... animator (segment "Fell In Love with a Girl")
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Baird .... costume designer: segment "The Hardest Button to Button"
Heidi Bivens .... costume designer: segment "The Hardest Button to Button"
 
Music Department
Bruno Mercere .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Becky Hutner .... intern
Katya Mokolo .... production assistant (segment "Lou Bennet")
Katya Mokolo .... production assistant: segment "Lou Bennet"
Katie Mulligan .... intern
Mary Osborne .... interview transcriptor
 
Thanks
Amro Hamzawi .... thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • BUF
  • Duran (segment "Fell In Love with a Girl")
  • Mikros Image (segment "Fell In Love with a Girl")
  • The Mill (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")
Other Companies
  • Lost Planet  editing (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")

Additional Details

Runtime:
USA:300 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The White Stripes famous "Fell In Love With A Girl" lego video took over two months to complete. Every shot was done by hand, and changing a single block required much of the "sets" to be rebuilt.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Pecan Pie (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Around The WorldSee more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Michel Gondry: "I've been twelve forever", 9 August 2004
Author: Pvt_Joker from Montreal, Canada

This is my favourite DVD among the three "work of director" series, which also include Spike Jonze and Chris Cunningham.

Michel Gondry is truly a genius, as inventive a video artist can get. I always saw him as a child in an adult body, and that's a compliment because only children can come up with such vivid imagination while exploring their world. But somehow, when we grow up, we loose that instant creativity, the kind of naive curiosity that drives children to filter Reality. Life simply gets the best out of us with its endless routine and repetitive patterns. How many times do you get to see some old cartoons you adored when you were little, and somehow you get disappointed and tell yourself "It sucks!"

Michel Gondry is one the most awarded music video and commercial directors, he is a gifted artist who's never afraid to try new things. He has such an avant-garde view and creativity, the kind of videos you just stare at in awe and wonder "How the hell did they do that" (e.g. the Fell in Love with a girl video.) Some of his techniques are truly brilliant, yet when you look closely, every bright child could have come up with the same ideas.

This is a must-have for every Gondry fan, as well as those who are looking for many hours of creative inspiration & fun.

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