317Re: Kafka film:
- Oct 11, 2009Hello Monique,
Yes you are thinking along the very same lines we are. I would like to post out a Presentation DVD we have made up (they will be ready in November), in it is a detailed outlook of what we are planning to do along woth some test shooting we have already completed.
If you are interested please send me a contact address here: info@...
I visited your site and really like your music and would definately like ot discuss more with you at a later date.
--- In email@example.com, monique dimattina <mdimattina@...> wrote:
> Hi Shaun
> I am a film/theatre composer and scored an award winning Melb Fringe Fest
> theatre production of The Trial a few years back, put on by Theatre Tarquin.
> The experience for me was mixed. Such great material to work with, yet such
> a slippery slope re. the explorations into nightmare land and how to stage
> the nightmare in a way that remained real enough to the audience. To my
> feeling keeping the nightmare real, pithy, possible was the only way to keep
> the audience engaged and horrified. It needs to relate to their life, not
> disappear into some stylized kind of grotesquery.
> Expectations - I expect grimness, darkness, bleakness, dripping taps,
> 1984-esque apartment buildings, shadowy lanes, white faces. Immediately
> bored, I start to wonder about how it might work if the bureacratic horror
> were to descend on a breezy, sunny, leafy suburban setting. Something very
> familiar and normal and safe feeling. If the setting is v bleak to begin
> with the greater audience can't identify with him. If all that we know and
> love and feel comfortable with were to twist against us like a boa we never
> knew was there, that we find has us in it's vice grip before it's too late
> to jump...now that would be truly horrifying. If it couldn't happen to me,
> it's not that scary really.
> Be very interested to hear more about the project - and of course to keep in
> touch re. your musical needs.
> Monique diMattina
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> +1 347 408 1232
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 12:57 PM, estrataproductions <
> estrataproductions@...> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > My name is Shaun Garea and I am a director based in New Zealand, now I am
> > currently in development for a feature film based on the novel 'The Trial',
> > below is a press release:
> > http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0907/S00062.htm
> > Now I would first like to hear (if anyone is interested) thoughts on Kafka
> > on film, why previous versions havent or have worked for them and what
> > expectations you have when hearing about 'the trial' in a theatrical
> > context.
> > Thanks
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