|Re: Poetic Emancipation|
- Wednesday, November 9 2005, 1:48:24 (CET)|
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"One technical glitch that I found added something to my experience was the first instance when the sound fades a bit...during a conversation between the main fewllow and the waitress...their lowered voices, brought about perhaps because of the distance and the perspective that gave to the scene..made me feel I really was eavesdropping on a conversation...made me recognize that voyeristic component to films and plays...and I liked it. Call it serendipity...call it poor technique...tell Picasso to get glasses...but it added something."
>>>I can't believe you got that. The final cut has a couple conversing over the main character's dialogue. Voyeurism is the title of that particular shot selection on set.
"things like the way sunlight played and the dream sequences
>>>When you have twenty bucks disguised as a thousand your heart works overtime.
"the scene in the graveyard, with the cross looming above"
>>>That was a twelve hour day for us, not including the two hour drive to get to the location one way. The shot selection was based on my memories of Sunday School and the whole "Jesus is always watching" message that kind of scared me. Very freaky day. We were out in the middle of crap, nothing but farms for miles. My sound guy kept getting funny distortion that I heard in my headphones. The freaky part is that I only heard it after I yelled action. Me being a Christian and my sound guy a pretty religious fellow thought that MAYBE we should stay off of the graves. I asked everyone to walk around the tombstones and not over them. Mind you this was a burial site for the location's Monks. After doing so... the very next take was crystal clear... and all quiet after that.
"I liked also that things unfolded and became evident gradually...without losing you...and also without ANNOUNCING it to you. That showed a sure hand at the helm...a film that has this much dialogue without a whole lot of action scenes can appear over-directed...too many things and thangs tossed in to liven it up unnecessarily. "
>>>I was forced to take out a bunch of lines. I know for a fact that words can be tossed in a blender and chopped up but still work. It's all about making sense of them before time runs out.
"note: I especially liked the impression given, that if you visit an Assyrian home...it could kill you...I mean the business of "insisting" you receive the "hospitality". "
>>>Somewhat true. The point of the different language spoken at home is to stress the fact that this kid is trying to survive in two different worlds. The reason the English side is so much sweeter is because his love is lives there. But, when she begins to show interest in his culture he is more then happy to show her the beauty of it. The simplicity of everyday shit pops it's head. The Owner of the Chi-Khana, teaching her how to play Kon Kan and her calling it King Kong.
I'm glad you enjoyed it. It actually made it to a panel in the San Fran film fest. With that in mind I am currently hoping that the next one, "The Day I Decided to go to Babylon and Get Married", will make it a bit further, I think it will.
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