Film making course for madmen

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Ned C

Film making course for madmen

Post by Ned C » Thu Feb 13, 2003 8:06 pm

Three interlocking films to see "Fitzcarraldo" madness in the jungle, "The
Burden of Dreams" a documentary about the madness in the jungle and "My Best
Fiend" about the lead in "Fitzcarraldo" by its director.

Ned C

AN

Re: Film making course for madmen

Post by AN » Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:26 am

"Ned C" <forums@theiac.org.uk> wrote:
Three interlocking films to see "Fitzcarraldo" madness in the jungle, "The
Burden of Dreams" a documentary about the madness in the jungle and "My
Best
Fiend" about the lead in "Fitzcarraldo" by its director.
Gee Ned, guess I'm a bit of a madman...well always prided myself in that!
:-), but where-o-where am I gonna see these films living as I do in a tiny
English village? You guys in the US of A have 10,000 TV channels etc etc
I've only got 5, the village post office, and two pubs!
OK there's always a visit to Leicester, but the University Cinema there is
probably just getting around to showing Citizen Kane!
Albert...."Rosebud" :-)

Ned C

Re: Film making course for madmen

Post by Ned C » Sat Feb 15, 2003 4:23 pm

Albert, They are all available on DVD a guaranteed feast, Viewing order is
Fitzdarraldo, Burden of Dreams and then My Best Fiend, this is film making
on the ragged edge, at one stage Werner Herzog threatened to kill Klaus Kinski
if he left the set and was only prevented from burning his house down by
his barking dog.

Ned C

"AN" <AnimatioN@btopenworld.com> wrote:
"Ned C" <forums@theiac.org.uk> wrote:

Three interlocking films to see "Fitzcarraldo" madness in the jungle, "The
Burden of Dreams" a documentary about the madness in the jungle and "My
Best
Fiend" about the lead in "Fitzcarraldo" by its director.

Gee Ned, guess I'm a bit of a madman...well always prided myself in that!
:-), but where-o-where am I gonna see these films living as I do in a tiny
English village? You guys in the US of A have 10,000 TV channels etc etc
I've only got 5, the village post office, and two pubs!
OK there's always a visit to Leicester, but the University Cinema there
is
probably just getting around to showing Citizen Kane!
Albert...."Rosebud" :-)

Herr Doktor

Re: Film making course for madmen

Post by Herr Doktor » Sat Feb 15, 2003 7:18 pm

Re-open the asylums!

You know it makes sense.

Herr Doktor

AN

Re: Film making course for madmen

Post by AN » Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:58 am

"Herr Doktor" <hair_doctor@asylum.cod> wrote:
Re-open the asylums!

You know it makes sense.

Herr Doktor
Dissolve to large red bricked Victorian building showing three very large
wings.
Cut to entrance on road showing bedraggled men slouching slowly through the
large wrought iron entrance gates.
Camera begins to track along with these men, slowly overtaking them to reveal
a portly Doktor at the main entrance, a big beaming smile lighting up his
countenance, as he utters in a hesitant gutteral tongue,
"Velcum back my leedle ones. Velcum back to yorse ol homey land."

He fondles his stethoscope nervously, as the camera moves in on it to reveal
that it is wriggling with some form of life.
Fade in alien sound #407.

Camera swings slowly round to look back towards the main gates showing the
long line of men still making their way to the main entrance.

Fade in main sig tune.
Superimpose titles.
"How many are missing this time?"
"WILL the Doktor be carrying out the new experiment?"
"WILL the men be changed back into their Alien forms successfully again?"
"WILL the asylum finally become the nerve centre for world takeover?"
Increase volume on main theme track.

"DON'T miss next weeks exciting episode showing at this cinema, of...
... " THE DOCTORING Doktor."
"Episode 7 - The Doktor reveals himself."

Slow fade out picture and slow fade in sound track of discordant sound theme
102#.
Fast fade out sound tracks.

Albert......MD (Mad Director)

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