Sunday, November 27, 2005

Spike Who?

Until today I had never heard of Spike Jonze. Then I watched these three videos on Bifurcated Rivets and my curiosity was aroused.

He was born Adam Spiegel, but changed his name to that of "the great bandleader" (apparently) Spike Jonze. He produced "Being John Malkovich" and "Adaptation" (good things). He also produced "Jackass" for MTV, and "Jackass: The Movie" (not so good things IMHO). Between 1999 and 2003 he was married to Sophia Coppola ( director of "Lost in Translation").

So there you are: Spike Jonze is a mildly interesting bloke. Have a look at the videos---I like the first and last ones best.