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acsguitar wrote:Never heard of it...looks pretty damn sweet though Ill check it out.
Madison wrote:Says it released on DVD on April 19th. Anyone actually seen the movie? Looks interesting, but a first hand account would be appreciated.
Thirty-one-year-old Shane Carruth, a former engineer who spent three years teaching himself filmmaking, conceived, wrote, directed, edited, and scored PRIMER and also plays one of the lead roles.
Carruth, who had a degree in mathematics and worked briefly at three engineering companies,
Devising his own lesson plan, he taught himself screenwriting, directing, cinematography, sound mixing, editing, and acting. “I read a lot of scripts, just to see what they’re supposed to look like, and I went to town writing,” he recalls
I don’t care much for the aesthetic of lasers and aliens and that kind of thing. Science Fiction is one of the best tools that any writer has available because it allows you to freely address universal themes, qualities of being alive on this planet -- and that’s what’s incredibly interesting to me.”
From the start, he wanted his dialogue to sound absolutely authentic. The only way to accomplish this goal was to immerse himself in the study of physics -- the shared fixation of his characters -- until he became “conversant” in it
In fact, Carruth faced quite a challenge in finding actors who could manage his low-key, conversational dialogue. “That was a terrible process -- trying to break actors of the habit of filling each line with so much drama.” he recalls.
Carruth conducted month-long rehearsals, going through each scene hundreds of times before the camera started rolling because there was no room for retakes in his frugal budget
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