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Michel Gondry edits YouTube

Director Michel Gondry is editing the YouTube homepage from the Sundance Film Festival, where his new film Be Kind Rewind is showing.

It is not up to the very high standards of a film like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but is still a highly inventive and amusing comedy.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the film is the way in which the central premise of the film – two workers in a video store remake movies on the cheap – fits in with the rise of YouTube and the trend of mashups and home videos.

Here are some of Gondry’s picks:

Anxiety Attack – Jeffrey Lewis

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