Provided the snow that’s expected to fall in Delaware and points south of Philadelphia doesn’t blow up to New York tomorrow I am planning on seeing director Michel Gondry introduce and discuss the influence of the 1963 film British kitchen-sink film Billy Liar at the IFC Center.
I really like Gondry’s movies and rock videos. I simply like his all-around style, which is why I’m most interested in hearing him talk about this movie I saw years ago and liked well enough (but not as much as some other movies from that period). I didn’t realize until reading up on him, though, that he was also a drummer in a French band, Oui Oui, and that he directed a certain favorite video with obvious debts to this Oui Oui video…after the jump!
Anyhow, I’m not exactly what you would call a “visual guy”—or at least I’ve never developed a vocabulary for discussing what appeals to me visually the way I can do so regarding sound, but Gondry’s videos and movies resonate with me. I look forward to possibly learning a little more about what his work means to me.