So we all know that Spike Jonze is famous for a few things; some of us love his music videos (and with over 50 under his belt, you can't deny the man has made some of the most interesting videos over the last 17 years), some of us love his films, and there are some of us that just know him as that guy who married (and then divorced) Sofia Coppola. But if you've been a follower of his career then you know that one of his great loves is skateboarding. In the new video for UNKLE's song, Heaven, the director reedited footage from his 2007 skateboarding film, * Fully Flared -- and the result is a little hypnotic (not to mention strange), but more importantly it's pretty damn awesome.
But as much as I love Jonze's work on the small screen, I can't wait for the man to make it back into theaters. Jonze's last traditional feature was the Orchid Thief-inspired Adaptation, and the man has been steadily working over the years on everything from Jackass to concept art. But in spite of a rocky beginning, finally Jonze's adaptation of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are is inching closer to its October release date -- not to mention earning more respect after we finally got a good look at those 'Wild Things' the other day, and, as an added bonus, the first trailer will arrive in front of Monsters vs. Aliens on March 27th. But I guess until then we're going to have to content ourselves with Jonze's genius in a much smaller dose.
*Correction: Fully Flared was a group effort from Ty Evans, Jonze and Cory Weincheque.