Archive of films Have You Seen My Movie? / Have You Seen My Movie?
This fascinating and original compilation picture is a true delicacy for film gourmets. The debuting director brings together clips from more than 1,000 scenes that take place inside a movie theater, thereby creating an original tribute to the seventh muse.
This fascinating compilation picture from a debuting director is a true delicacy for film gourmets. It brings together clips from more than 1,000 scenes that take place inside a movie theater, thereby creating an original tribute to the seventh art. No genre has been left out – we, the viewers, are treated to romantic encounters, we witness criminals hiding out in the theater, and we pop up at dazzling film premieres to watch the stars stroll down the red carpet, only to next find ourselves privy to a screening of film dailies. What is the secret of cinema? Why are we so drawn to the movies? What happens in a dark theater full of shadows? Are motion pictures entertainment, inspiration, therapy, dream, an escape, or something entirely different? Scenes from films shot during Hollywood’s Golden Age, in the era of Italian neorealism, or numbering among the classics of British moviemaking enable audiences to discover their own answers – or allow them simply to submit to the scintillating luster falling from the snow-white screen.
About the director
Paul Anton Smith was born and grew up in Toronto and now lives in London. In 2010 he assistant edited Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010), which took the Golden Lion at the 54th Venice Biennale. Have You Seen My Movie?, his first feature film, premiered at the London Film Festival in October last year.
Paul Anton Smith
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