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Biomechanics – Editing of new film

Working on and editing new film about “biomechanics” the acting techniques by Meyerhold. Just a small preview. This is an extended version (around 30 minutes) of the footage shot for the film Meyerhold Theatre and the Russian Avant-garde which I … Continue reading

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The Fairground Booth and Blok

As I work on The Fairground Booth project it is becoming clearer and clearer how important Alexander Blok was to the transition between Symbolism and The Russian avant-garde even though he did not directly participate in what we understand as … Continue reading

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John Field Film – Meetings and Jottings

After a long and fruitful meeting about the John Field Film I am working up a synopsis of the whole film despite having a draft script more or less ready. The decision to write a synopsis serves two purposes. Firstly … Continue reading

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John Field Film – update

Very good meeting today with regard to the John Field film project. Discussions centered on development and funding. As the project is still at the script writing stage funds will be directed to this end. That is  – get a … Continue reading

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Tarkovsky and Time – reprise

Watching many films which use slow motion for effect gives rise to the question of time in film making. Tarkovsky seemed to be able to create time in his films, to slowdown time, speed up time and play with the … Continue reading

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The Russian Avant-garde and the New Epoch

Why write and make films about the Russian avant-garde. Basically I was inspired by the artists of the avant-garde. David Burliuk, the father of Russian futurism, for example inspired a film and whole new journey both physically and inwardly.The film … Continue reading

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New script – new project

Now working on an entirely new script which will take the form of what is commonly termed a docu-drama. It will contain elements of documentary materials, that is pictures, graphics etc plus dramatised events. The script is about 2 thirds … Continue reading

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Announcement of premiere of Vakhtangov & the Russian Theatre

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Theatre and the everyday

As Vakhtangov and the Russian Theatre is now finished and the master ready for sending to the US for release. See the post production update here. Thinking about a date for the premiere which will have to be worked out … Continue reading

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Vakhtangov, Hamlet and Erik 14th

Vakhtangov, Hamlet and  Erik 14thLike many other theatre directors and actors, Vakhtangov was fascinated by Hamlet. One of the difficulties with the play is  Hamlet’s indecisiveness. Its an idea which persists even up until the present and seems to assume … Continue reading

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