15 years, four films. Spike Jonze may have been a prolific music video director back in the day, but he sure has taken his sweet time between feature film projects. Then again, when you deliver the type of high quality work that Jonze has delivered each time out, you can take as much time as you want. And with Spike Jonze, each of his four films feel like a step in a bold, new direction, and you can see just how much he has evolved in the video below, which explores the Oscar-winning director’s career.
Miguel Branco, a young video editor, put together this two-and-a-half-minute tribute video, and it’s the first entry in his nine-part series called “ciné,” where the intention is to celebrate the work of notable filmmakers. With Spike Jonze, while the video does include snippets of dialogue and voice-overs from characters in each of his movies, you’re really just left with the visuals. The director has always had a knack for visual flare, but his last two films are especially arresting. Whether it’s the shot of Max sailing on his boat or Theodore Twombly looking over his balcony with the skyscrapers in the background, in the context of this video, it’s pure eye candy.
So, take a brief look back at Spike Jonze’s career by watching the video below.