Michael and Spike

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Spike and Michael
The music can be used to intensify the reaction and understanding of the image as well as imagines are used to reinforce the emotional response to the music. The two most recognized producers of this concept are Spike Jonze and Michael Gondry. With styles totally different, Skipe and Michael opened way to a new course of the music and image through their innovative videos, which were rewarded and/or nominated in many occasions for an award.
Adam Spiegel, well known as Spike Jonze, was born in 1969. Owner of a good sense of humor showed in his personality. Jonze always claimed to be an heir of the Spiegel magazine fortune which was far away from the reality. In the beginning of his career, being a marker of skateboard videos was the job that could be denominated as the door that opened the road to success. Jonze’s videos can be appreciated many times as ironic, simples or sometimes more complex. For example, “Cannonball”, his first MTV success music video made for the Breeders Band in 1993 and codirected by Michael Gordon, is notable for its creating a bite-sized, juniors version and pan outlandishness. The video shows Kim Deal singing underwater as a metal ball rolls down a suburban street going to different directions. At the same time the band is playing in a place that looks like a garage. Later, at the end of the video the group changed their clothes for clothes that are more colorful and with different style. With this characterizing Jonez wants to show the relationship between the cannonball, the band and the song. Having a deep visualization it could be denominated that the cannonball is the explosion that every person has to become whatever he wants, and the band that started singing in a simple garage with simply clothes finishes singing in a better place and wearing stylish attire. Although people could not remember the band, they will…...

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