Archive for the ‘Golden Age Diary’ Category

Friday 28th April, 2006

It’s 3 AM in central London – dark and quiet except for the odd car and the hum of generators huddled round the outside of Westminster Cathedral. But here, inside, light is flooding in through the windows as though it was midday …

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History’onics’

Justin Pollard is a Historian, author, documentary film maker, friend, advisor, and the one friend you would pick to be shipwrecked with.

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Not History

Golden Age, like Elizabeth, is an interpretation of historical characters and events to tell a story that hopefuly becomes relevant to our lives and times today..

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A Directors Prayer

If I am not struggling,
is there no creative process ?

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Jordi Molla, King Phillip of Spain

In concieving the film, I realize how arrogant I as Director can get. It’s all about my shots, my conception, my vision. And then the actor steps on to the set and completely changes everything …

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Spaces

I tend to get very philosophical when I shoot. Not sure if it denial, where I am trying to ward of any pressures of schedules, budgets or day to day practical problems. All of which feel like bees swarming around my head…

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The first and second days dailies

Dalies for those that are not familiar with film language are prints of some of the film exposed during the day. I had seen some of the dailies on DVD. But today I saw them projected on the big screen, and some of my spirits lifted..

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The first day

I walked out of Four Feathers scarred. I am still trying to work out what went wrong, and one day will write about it. But it led me to running away from saying yes to a film. So the first day of the shoot carried a great burden for me..

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To allow organic growth of the film.

In this film I really want to practice what I preach on my Website ! I want to learn to let go. Not direct as much as allow the film to grow. Like a gardener.

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Tittilating ?

Kellie asked me if “Elizabeth lives vicariously through Bess, and would that be tittilating. And who was the heroine of the film”. Kellie, the film is mainly about Elizabeth and her journey,

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