Director's Series, Vol. 2 - The Work of Director Chris Cunningham
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This DVD features the work of Director Chris Cunningham and features his music vieos for Autechre, Aphex Twin, Portishead, Madonna, Leftfield, Squarepusher and Bjork Also includes a collection of outtakes, edited by Chris, Aphex Twin rehearsal tapes, a 10
Like the other volumes in the acclaimed Director's Series (featuring the work of Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry), The Work of Director Chris Cunningham offers a feast of visual ingenuity, with one major difference: Unlike the relatively playful brightness of Jonze and Gondry, Cunningham wants to involve you in his nightmares. From the urban monstrosities of Aphex Twin's "Come to Daddy" to the limb-shattering weirdness of Leftfield's "Afrika Shox," Cunningham's music videos emphasize the freakish and the bizarre, but they are also arrestingly beautiful and otherworldly, as in the aquatic effects used for Portishead's "Only You," combining underwater movements with ominous urban landscapes. Some of Cunningham's shock effects are horrifically effective (his 'flex" video installation, excerpted here with music by Aphex Twin, is as disturbing as anything conjured by David Cronenberg), while others are cathartic or, in the case of Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker," outrageously amusing. And while the eerie elegance of Madonna's "Frozen" arose from a chaotic production, the signature work in this collection is clearly Björk's "All Is Full of Love," a masterfully simple yet breathtaking vision of intimacy involving advanced robotics and seamless CGI composites. In these and other videos, Cunningham advances a unique aesthetic, infusing each video and commercial he makes with a dark, occasionally gothic sensibility. That these frequently nightmarish visions are also infectiously hypnotic is a tribute to Cunningham's striking originality. --Jeff Shannon
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But, i don't know if Chris got more works, but the content should be bigger than this. It's a few videoclips and stuff. What it is really worth, it's that contains a lot of interviews, and so the book, which I think it is definitely the best part of the box.
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Is there a more recent-works compilation?
I know there have been new videos, but I wish I could have them all as well.