Gondry Discusses Green Hornet Fight Scenes

Green Hornet
In an exclusive interview with MTV, filmmaker Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep) has revealed a few details about the innovative fight scene technique that landed him the directing gig after he presented a self financed demo to writer/star Seth Rogen. Gondry explains:

It was not elaborate. … I changed the speed of the camera at different spots in the image at different times. So it seems like [Green Hornet and Kato] are in the same world but at different times, and then they’re back together… [The camera] speeds up and slows down but [at] different times for different characters’ images. So one will go fast and the other will go slow — and then they’ll meet. It’s [as if] they’re in different dimensions, but when they touch each other, they come into the same dimension

Michel Gondry

Sounds a little abstract but I imagine something similar to Zack Snyder’s speed tweaking technique but rather with different characters at different speeds within the same frame that then collide together in time. Sounds awesome! With Gondry on board I am officially super-psyched for this! I was unsure what to think about this project for a long time. I like Seth Rogen, but as a superhero? Seriously? Also, while I recall having seen some old repeats of the show in my youth I never really knew much about Green Hornet aside from him being the descendant of the Lone Ranger and having Bruce Lee as a sidekick. This could easily have become another weak “superhero by numbers” kinda flick but with Rogen and Gondry this certainly has the potential to be something really fun and unique!

Green Hornet is slated to hit theaters in 2010, in the meantime Gondry fans can pick up his second dvd collection of music videos available exclusively at his website MichelGondry.com

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3 Comments

  1. I love this blog. Geekstasy, indeed.

  2. I love Gondry. His part of Tokyo! is surreal, but humane(and funny as hell). Its like Kafka on film(but, again,funnier).

    The Tokyo! DVD drops June 30th (i think). You can pre-order on the website http://tokyothemovie.com/

    • oh wow, that looks amazing! thanks for the heads up!


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