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The Top 10 Actors-In-Stripes

The Top 10 Actors-In-Stripes

Distracted | @Distractedfilm Thanks again to everyone who took the time to suggest titles. Notable exclusions this time included; Visconti’s Death In Venice, Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin and Richard Harris in Mutiny On The Bounty. Anyway, as always, in no particular order.   Jean Seberg in Jean-Luc Godard’s A bout de souffle (1960). Cary Grant in […]

Distracted: Post-Production Update

Distracted: Post-Production Update

Distracted | @DistractedFilm  I am delighted to inform you we are very close now to a rough cut of the film. The next phase will be to refine the aesthetic and work on the sound design; adding effects plus we have some ADR to do too. The battle all along has been simply to create – to […]

Top 10 People In Pictures Taking Pictures

Top 10 People In Pictures Taking Pictures

Timothy Spall in Secrets And Lies (Mike Leigh, 1996).  Suggested by @PaulVonMitchell. Eiji Okada in Woman In The Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964). Thanks to @DancerOnFilm. Katharine Ross in The Stepford Wives (Bryan Forbes, 1975). Nominated by @XanaduFitness. Eddie Constantine in Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965). Nominated by @Romantikurbaa. Paparazzi in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960). […]

Top 10 Cinema Chess

Top 10 Cinema Chess

Follow @distractedfilm   Cary Grant in The Talk Of The Town (George Stevens, 1942). Suggested by @JHPCine. Henryk Baranowski & Wojciech Klata in Dekalog: 1 (Krzysytof Kieslowski, 1988). Thanks to @KafkaBoots. Alec Guinness in Carol Reed’s Our Man In Havana (1959). Nominated by @GloriaBB2. Juliet Berto & Jacques Donoil-Valcroze in Out 1 (Jacques Rivette, 1971). […]

Top 10 Whacky Laboratories - The Wonderful Madness of Creativity

Top 10 Whacky Laboratories – The Wonderful Madness of Creativity

Follow @distractedfilm Whacky laboratories are a celebration not only of cinema itself, but also of the wonderful madness of creativity,  a celebration expressed visually in an assortment of gadgets, potions and inventions. Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971).  Nominated by @baznut. Jerry Lewis and Stella Stevens in The Nutty Professor (Jerry Lewis, 1963).  […]

Top 10 Cinema Billiards

Top 10 Cinema Billiards

Follow @distractedfilm Alain Delon in Le Cercle Rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970). Suggested by @dean_frey. Buster Keaton in his own Sherlock Jr (1924) Anna Karina in Vivre Sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962). Nominated by @AshesOfTheSoul. Alun Armstrong in Billy The Kid And The Green Baize Vampire (Alan Clarke, 1987). And @PaulvonMitchell nominated this one. Peter Sellers […]

Distracted Update: Principal Photography Is Now Complete...

Distracted Update: Principal Photography Is Now Complete…

Follow @Distractedfilm …and so, after nine months, we have reached the end of what has been an extremely demanding and creatively exhilarating process. Cinema exists at that point where the imaginary and the real meet, both are transformed at the point of contact, and something new emerges, something that didn’t exist before. It is an […]