CATS AND DOGS WITH LEOS CARAX
In the last Filmmaker I wrote about New Order’s recent video compilation and the various “artist-directed” videos that producer and filmmaker Michael Shamberg commissioned for the band over the years. In the piece, Shamberg announced that a website would be up detailing the project, but, due to health issues — Shamberg took ill in London this summer and was hospitalized for three months — the site was delayed.
Now, Shamberg has emailed to say that he’s better and that Kinoteca is online. Over the next few months he will be gradually putting up info on all the New Order video productions. But first up is a treat: Les Amants de Ponts-Neuf director Leos Carax’s sly and unexpectedly charming no-budget riff on the pop promo, a clip that plays like an auteurist take on America’s Funniest Home Videos. The link above takes you to the Quicktime 6 version. The site also promises a downloadable clip for video iPods.