Wednesday, November 23, 2011

French guy makes new silent film

A new silent film, The Artist, shot in L.A. with French director and stars for $14.2 million

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius. He directed the two OSS 117 spy spoofs in France.

Well, for $14.2 million, it should be okay. Filmed in L.A.

Here's the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8K9AZcSQJE

The story of a silent film star. His career is wrecked by the advent of sound while his wife's takes off.

Guy Maddin in New York

Meanwhile, Guy Maddin appeared in New York to present Tales from the Gimli Hospital Reframed, with new music performed live. With narration by Icelandic musician Kristen Anna Valltysdottir.

The original version was shot for $25,000, which means is cost less than the $30 thousand silent student film I wrote about a few days ago.

I don't know if they're handing out credit cards as freely as they used to, but all you have to do is max a few of them out and you'll be the next Guy Maddin!

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