Michel Gondry Swedes 'Taxi Driver' (Video)
Taxi Driver: Be Kind, Rewind-Style
Michel Gondry, director of Be Kind Rewind, has brought some Sweding magic to the Scorsese classic Taxi Driver. Gondry takes the Travis Bickle role for himself.
Lots of puking paint, pastel gunplay, and the depiction of a teen prostitute only slightly younger than Jodie Foster was in the original.
Oh, and it's entirely in French.
What is 'Sweded'?
Okay, this term "Sweded": Jerry (Jack Black) says that the films which he and Mike (Mos Def) recreate after erasing, were remade in Sweden. Be Kind Rewind coins the term "Sweded". The zero-budget remakes, condensing classic films into no-fi recaps, stand as the ultimate mash-note to moviemaking.
Check out the Sweded Taxi Driver below: surely only the most hardcore film geek can discern it from the original. Also have a look at the Sweded version of Be Kind Rewind.