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My Poster Problem | Irma Vep

My Poster Problem | Irma Vep

Locking the program… Sarasota news soon. The poster posts have being getting some nice feedback, so they continue on (despite the aforementioned bad pictures)…

Today’s poster for Olivier Assayas’ Irma Vep is one of my favorites, not just because of the image, which is beautiful, but also because of the film, which remains one of the best movies ever made about the business of filmmaking. Often, movies about movies tend to be one-note comedies about the farcical nature of the shoot, but Assayas transcends the form here by merging comedy with a truly imaginative rendering of the social construction of the movie set. This poster, from the original 1997 U.S. theatrical release from Zeitgeist, sits next to my Beau Travail poster, above my desk, providing cinematic inspiration. I have the new Zeitgeist DVD re-release of the film queued up to buy (probably this summer) and can’t wait to watch it again… But that’ll have to wait. The festival work beckons…

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