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Last hours to become involved in our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven, starring Honor Blackman as Doris!
Do you want to show-off among your friends? Get your name in the final credits!
Do you want exclusive materials from the film? Get a bunch of official stills or copies of the screenplay and poster signed by the cast and crew!
Have you ever dreamed of being part of the crew of a film? You can become associate producer!
These and more perks at http://igg.me/p/77371
Honor Blackman as Cathy Gale in The Avengers.
If you like Honor Blackman she will star in in our short film, Doris and the Pennies from Heaven, stay tuned for more info!
Only 5 days left to become part of our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven starring Honor Blackman!
You can choose to see your name roll at the final credits, have a copy of the script and the poster of the film signed by the cast and crew, get tickets to the premiere at the British Film Institute and hang out with the cast and crew, become an associate producer or even have your company publicised in our publicity packs all over the world!
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Jason and the Argonauts (1963) directed by Don Chaffey with stop-motion special effects by genius Ray Harryhausen.
Since its very beginnings, there has been an intense debate of what should be the aesthetic use and the function of cinema. This debate has become to be known as the Lumière/Méliès Dichotomy, due to its principal representatives: the brothers Lumière and Méliès.
Auguste and Louis Lumière, that were initially photographers, thought that cinema should represent reality as it is, and should not have any aesthetic or artistic purposes. They filmed moments of life, such as some workers leaving a factory (Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory, 1895), a man watering the plants (The Sprinkler Sprinkled, 1895), or the entrance of a train in the station (Train Pulling into a Station, 1895).
On the other hand, George Méliès, an illusionist and magician, found cinema a new way of portraying fantasies and creating illusions, with films like A Trip to the Moon (1902) or The Impossible Voyage (1904). He created surprising scenes with resources such as jump-cuts or double exposures, in what we could consider the beginnings of special effects.
These conceptions are still a source of debate to some filmmakers and cinema academics, while for others this frontier is not so clear and these approaches do not need to be exclusive of each other.
Where does reality start and where does fantasy? Isn’t the very fact that the Lumière brothers filmed reality what made it a non-reality already? Isn’t it possible to portray reality through several props, costumes or special effects that recreate realities to perfection?
What do you think?
Do you remember the ‘Choose your own adventure’ books? Surely most of you have been hooked on them trying to decide if choosing the left hand door would take you out of the pyramid or to the monstrous mummy.
Tim Curry starring Clue (1985) was one of the pioneering interactive films, as it portrayed three different alternative endings; despite that, you could not really choose them, as each cinema chose one randomly. You have other films that show you different versions of the same story, such as Blind Chance (1987) or Run, Lola, Run (1998), but they don’t offer the possibility to choose which one to see. However, there has been a tendency lately to make ‘choose your own adventure’ films, like Bob Doucette (director), William H. Macy and Frankie Muniz (voices) The Snowman (2007) or Bob Gale’s Mr. Payback (1995) but unfortunately they are not widespread yet.
Do you think it is a good idea to be able to interact with a film? Would you like to have more interactive ‘choose your own adventure’ films and what kind of films (horror, adventure, romance…) would you like to watch? How do you think they could be shown on cinemas?
We only have 10 days left to raise funds for our short film, Doris and the Pennies from Heaven!
It is a light comedy short film about Doris (Honor Blackman), a retired lady whose life takes an unexpected and peculiar turn in less than 48 hours, what could possibly happen to her?
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Mrs. Honor Blackman will play the main role in our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven