WORK OF DIRECTOR JONATHAN GLAZER: Having made the successful directorial leap from music videos to major motion pictures, Jonathan Glazer (BIRTH, SEXY BEAST) has some of his early work collected here. This release from the Directors Series label draws on many of Glazer's projects, including music videos and commercials, and it also features interviews with such luminaries as Ben Kingsley, Nicole Kidman, and SEXY BEAST star Ray Winstone.
WORK OF DIRECTOR ANTON CORBIJN: Anton Corbijn established himself with grainy black-and-white photographs that captured the raw intensity of performers such as Joy Division, Tom Waits, and Nick Cave. Initial dalliances behind a different sort of camera saw Corbijn taking a nascent stab at music video direction with work for indie-rock stalwarts Echo & The Bunnymen ("Seven Seas"), esoteric pop stars Propaganda ("Dr. Mabuse"), and stadium-filling electro stars Depeche Mode ("Behind the Wheel"). Once established, Corbijn delivered a slew of further videos, most of which mirrored his style in the photographic medium. All these promos and many others are collected here, forming an impressive music video archive from a director who has produced some remarkable work in the field.
WORK OF DIRECTOR MARK ROMANEK: Mark Romanek's eclectic career saw him helm his first feature film (STATIC) in 1988 before establishing himself as a music video director with promos for a diverse array of artists. Among the musicians whose work has been directed by Romanek are pop diva Madonna ("Bedtime Story," "Rain"), rock legends David Bowie ("Jump, They Say") and Mick Jagger ("God Gave Me Everything"), rap superstar Jay Z ("99 Problems"), indie-rockers Beck ("Devil's Haircut") and Weezer ("El Scorcho"), and many others. All these are included here, along with what is possibly Romanek's greatest achievement: a memorable, bittersweet last video for the late, great Johnny Cash, with his cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt."
WORK OF DIRECTOR STEPHANE SEDNAOUI: The Directors Label seeks to highlight the work of filmmakers who have helped push the medium forward, so here they present a selection of Stephane Sednaoui's videos, alongside a few of his short films. One of Sednaoui's first shoots for the Red Hot Chili Peppers ("Give it Away" in 1992) picked up an MTV award, and with his name established, the French director got the chance to work with a variety of big names such as R.E.M., Bjork, and U2. Videos for all these artists are included in this stylish collection, while Bjork fans will be delighted to find a collaboration between the diminutive star and Sednaoui that's exclusive to this presentation.