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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

YouTubing-To-Obscure-Shameless-Self-Promotion Wednesdays: Michel Gondry Can Do Anything

Nuts to lonelygirl15. The best -- or at least the most fun -- YouTube prank was perpetrated by Michel Gondry last month. Music videos, features, documentaries, not wholly evil commercials -- to this list of accomplishments we add the ability to solve a Rubik's Cube with one's feet in under two minutes. Or do we? Don't let the orneriness of the videography throw you. As Michael Caine said in The Prestige, are you watching closely?

Eh? Thankfully, Gondry is no Ernő Rubik. If you're stuck on the solution to this puzzle, head here.

Los Weekly!! Worst. January. Dumping Grounds. Ever. There's nothing but inane Underworld ripoffs and American Pang Bros. outings arriving in Philly, so just an interview with Rachel Libert, who directed the tense, nigh-Bergmanesque restorative justice documentary Beyond Conviction, which was picked up (and chopped in half) by MSNBC. (Review by Paul Farber here.) Rep surrenders to I-House's Selections from the Human Rights Watch fest, thus words on the mordantly amusing Source, set in the way corrupt Eurasian nation of Azerbaijan, the tut-tutting coffee-world exposé Black Gold and, finally making it to Philly, Iraq in Fragments.

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