October 05, 2008

Thursday 18th

Today we looked at other media to influence our piece. First we watched the last fifteen minutes of a film called 8 1/2 by Fellini. In the film a director tries to film an unflimabel film and finds himself in the middle of an existential nightmare as he struggles to put himself in society. The film is called 8 1/2 because Fellini had made seven and a half films before it. The fictional Director's main problem with the film is that he realises that film as a medium is too limited to put across his ideas. This crisis brings about his panic bu the film ends positively enough when he is saved by his family and realises he can actually complete it.

We also looked at extracts of the Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter which had a puppet theatre in it similar to our own theatre. It gave interesting ideas about the idea of an automaton theatre with actors as puppets surrounded by a world where humans are puppets following what they think is their free will. Some interesting ideas to consider.

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