Taxi Driver Sweded by Michel Gondry
In honor of the French premiere for Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Michel Gondry made a "sweded" version of Scorsese's Taxi Driver - starring Michel Gondry.
Since 2008, the process of making a condensed recreation of a popular film - on a limited budget using a camcorder - has become known as "sweding" - with the finished tribute identified as the "sweded" version of the original.
As Gondry fans know, in his 2008 film Be Kind Rewind Jack Black's character accidentally erases the videotapes at Mos Def's rental store and the pair remake all the movies themselves. These versions become popular with customers, who are told they take longer to arrive and cost more because they come from Sweden. Hence, the films are referred to as "sweded."
Thanks to Anne Thompson for the link.
Posted by Randy Finch on Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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