Finally, our latest movie, The Garden, is online for all to enjoy. It’s the story of a man who finds himself in a baffling place, only to find the answer to his confusion is surprisingly liberating. The movie runs for 12 minutes and yet has taken more than a year and a half to bring to fruition. In part, this was… Read more »
As you might have guessed from the icon that has appeared in the sidebar (over there, on the right), Zolascope is now on YouTube. And you might say, “What took you so long?’. After all, our films have been screening on Vimeo for a couple of years now. Well, fair enough. The thing is, at the time we started Vimeo… Read more »
Speaking on BBC Radio 3’s Essential Classics programme this morning, Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, made an insightful comment about great art, one that resonated strongly with me – that questions are more important than answers. The context was what drew her to Johannes Vermeer’s famous painting as the inspiration for her novel (made into a… Read more »
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A recent article on the BBC website treads the old, familiar territory of film directors as tyrants. In particular, the piece talks about the habit of some directors – such as Stanley Kubrick, Charlie Chaplin, David Fincher and Ridley Scott – of demanding dozens of takes to get the shot ‘just right’. The article gently nudges you towards the conclusion that… Read more »
So I finally got around to watching Yojimbo. And yes, I know, you’re thinking “what took you so long?”. And you’re right. It’s a classic and I should have seen it many times by now, but I’ve been busy, okay? Aside from the fact that it’s a great film and Mifune is stunning, what struck me most was just how… Read more »
Albert, the second short film from Zolascope, is now available to view online, over at Vimeo. Or just pop over to the Albert page… Enjoy!
The trailer for our second film, Albert, is now online at Vimeo – you can view it here. Creating a trailer is a fascinating process. Condensing the eight minutes of Albert into 26 seconds (plus four for the credits) isn’t as easy as you might think. I can’t imagine what it’s like doing the same thing for a two-hour feature…. Read more »
The ‘director’s cut’ of Impasse is now online, on Vimeo. Unlike most director’s cuts, this one is actually shorter than the original version of the film. I like it slightly better, but if I get badgered enough, I may upload the longer version too. The difference in running length is just over a minute. I think of Impasse as our student film,… Read more »
The trailer for Impasse is now online on Vimeo. If it seems a little dark, turn up the brightness on your computer!
As a huge fan of Tim Burton’s movie Ed Wood, it’s strange that it’s taken me so long to get around to watching Plan 9 from Outer Space, unquestionably Wood’s masterpiece. But last night, Trish & I finally settled down to enjoy this classic of the silver screen. Wonderful. It was one of the most entertaining 78 minutes of my… Read more »