Making Movies

Making Movies

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21,228 words (≈ about 1 hour)

The magic of film is recreated, taken apart, examined and lovingly satirized in an unusual work of fiction. David Halliday imagines a BBC documentary about 'the well known Canadian film maker Samuel Bremmer'. We see moments of the films themselves; we hear the words of the actors, the designers and the commentary of the director, Samuel Bremmer. The illusion of film, and how it is created against a backdrop of money problems, personality clashes, jealousies, ambitions,… (more)

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powerofh (11 books)
Wed, 23 Feb 2011 03:17:29 +0100

There was a short film (animated) created of one of the stories to be used when I went across the country on a book launch.


powerofh
powerofh (11 books)
Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:36:32 +0100

When the book was first released there was some interest in the book as a movie. Nothing materialized but the structure of the book, I believe, would lend itself to a mini-series.



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Language: English

Written in: 2011

Published: 2011-02-04

Word count: 21,228 words (≈ about 1 hour)

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Biography 


David Halliday has published poems, short stories, plays, art works in reviews and publications across the United States and Canada. He has had several published books:
murder by Coach House Press. This book is a series of poems and illustrations set up like scenes in a movie, describing the murder, trial, and mob execution of an innocent man. Winner of the 2001 Eppie for poetry.
The Black Bird by. The Porcupine’s Quill. This is a book of poems, illustrations and short prose pieces describing the fictional making of the John Huston film, The Maltese Falcon.
Making Movies by Press Porcepic. This is a book of long poems, interviews, short fiction pieces about a fictional BBC documentary about a fictional Canadian film maker, Samuel Bremmer and his company of actors and colleagues. It follows his career through the creation of a series of his movies.
Church Street is Burning, a book of poems, was a finalist in the 2002 Eppie for poetry.
The God of Six Points, published by Double-dragon-ebooks. A man who believes he is a god believes he has murdered one of his subjects.
Sleeping Beauty, published by LTD ebooks.com is a murder mystery. A woman lands in a small village where the only escape is to be murdered. Finalist in the 2003 Dream Realm Awards. Winner of the 2004 IP Book Awards.
The Hole, published by LTD ebooks is one in a series of cop stories. There are unusual happenings in the quiet suburb of Islington. People have begun to disappear. And they have been disappearing for generations. For the soon to retire Sam Kelly, this is his last case as a detective. All the clues point to a mysterious hole, which appears to have no bottom.
In 2007 Mr. Halliday was short listed for the C.B.C. Literary Contest in poetry.


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