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Saturday, May 20, 2006


And here we are.

We've done the second day of shooting for 'ribbon dancer' and all seems to be going to plan. The shots i've been getting are pretty solid, what our director is looking for. So she's pleased. And i'm pleased that she's pleased. Everyones happy and no ones had a tantrum yet. Only trouble so far is... we've got 75 minutes of footage from the last two days, for a dance sequence that is part of a 3 minute film. So that is a 25:1 ratio. We're meant to be working at 6:1. For the entire film. The editor is going to hate someone.. or just cry..

I was reading up at the fantastic madman directors suite page. The Exterminating Angel is being released on dvd. This movie's been on my must see list for several years, probably on par with El Topo. Here's the description.

After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room... and over the next few days all the elaborate pretenses and facades that they've built up by virtue of their position in society collapse completely as they become reduced to living like animals...

Directed by Luis Buñuel, made notorious by Un Chien Andalou. Razor slicing the eye. Our screen lecturer played Un Chien Andalou in one of our lectures a few weeks back. Shocks and squeals when that shot came on. After the film the lecturer said 'we were now officially film students'. I also discovered that they have The Discreet Charm of the Bourgoisie in the library, available for borrowing.

I'm going to go watch Time of the Wolf. Michael Haneke you crazy man you. More on him later.

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