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Top 10 Theatre-In-Cinema

Top 10 Theatre-In-Cinema

Distracted | @Distractedfilm Children Of Paradise (Marcel Carne, 1945). Nominated by @AlexaCitron, @Heero99, @RosemaryGolding and @VIFFSTER. The Dresser (Peter Yates, 1983). This was suggested by @egorm. Opening Night (John Cassavetes, 1977) And @ThoCl suggested this. The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (Luis Bunuel, 1972). Thanks to @sondosmusa. The Last Metro (Francois Truffaut, 1980). @JHPCine nominated […]

Top 10 Cinema Reflections

Top 10 Cinema Reflections

Distracted | @Distractedfilm Jean Marais in Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus (1950). Nominated by @RosieLGolding and @PaulVonMitchell Dirk Bogarde and James Fox in The Servant (Joseph Losey, 1963). Thanks to @universderien. Giorgio Albertazzi and Delphine Seyrig in Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961). And thanks to @heeo99 for this. Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth in Welles’ […]

A Script Is Like A Dream

  A work of art is the expression of a feeling experienced by the artist: it is feeling fashioned into a fantastic form by the imagination. This is certainly true of a film script. The literal action of a script, the surface incidents, may be fictional, they may be weird, but the feelings engendered within them are true. This is much […]

Top 10 People-In-Cinema-Wearing-Hats

Top 10 People-In-Cinema-Wearing-Hats

Distracted | @Distractedfilm Giulietta Masina, Juliet Of The Spirits (Federico Fellini, 1965). Nominated by @SkotArmstrong. Peter Lorre in Mr Moto Takes A Vacation (Norman Foster, 1939). Thanks to @HansHerklots. Michel Piccoli. Here with Brigitte Bardot in Le Mepris (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963). Suggested by @Maxkir77. Sun Ra in Space Is The Place (John Coney, 1974). Thanks […]

The Top 10 Armchair Filmmakers

The Top 10 Armchair Filmmakers

Distracted | @Distractedfilm   “In my films I always wanted to make people see deeply. I don’t want to show things, but to give people the desire to see.” – Agnes Varda. (Nominated by @RomantikKurbaa.) “Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one.” […]

The Great Acting Blog: “Freedom In A Strait-Jacket – Conversation With The Actor”

  The next in our series of posts reflecting on the process of producing Distracted, focuses on the work of actor, John Giles. He plays Detective Mountjoy, a cop who needs to win a promotion otherwise his wife will leave him. After John’s last shot on the film, I sat down with him to discuss his approach […]

Top 10 Cinema Swag

Top 10 Cinema Swag

Distracted | @Distractedfilm   The top 10 swag, the top 10 cash, the top 10 green, the top 10 moolah, the moolah, the moosh, the moo moo, the spondooli, the readies, the notes, the top 10 filthy lucre. Here they are. And in no particular order. Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968). Suggested by @12pt9. The Ladykillers […]

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 […]