Streaming Cinema Playlist: The Inspirations of Michel Gondry

Sherlock Jr.

“I thought, of course, of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin as well,” Gondry told me, and the influence of both is all over Mood Indigo — particularly the former, whose mechanical ingenuity and physics-bending gags were at their best in this slender, sharp, and pretty-much-perfect 1924 comedy. It’s streaming on Netflix (along with The General, Steamboat Bill Jr., Our Hospitality, and several other Keaton classics), and can be seen in its entirety on YouTube (above).