Some time before art deco conquered Hollywood, this movie exults in deliciously modern, streamlined yet organic design. Some scenes go on for frankly an indecent amount of time, but we don't care if they're unfolding in opulent boudoirs or night clubs shaped by Rambova.
The movie's self-proclaimed approach, to strip Camille of her crinolines and thrust her into modern society, is amusing echoed in Radley Metzger's softcore Camille 2000 (1969), which likewise floats by on silvery clouds of beautiful people in beautiful interiors (in and out of beautiful costumes).
The screenplay is by June Mathis,
Dirty Silverware stars Dana Childs, Corin Wiggins, and Katie Krueger. Chris Bickel did the original score, and Michael Meyer provided all the practical special effects. It screened at last year's Fantastic Fest, Toronto After Dark, and the Hp Lovecraft Film Fest and tied for Best Short Film at the 2011 Sitges film festival, considered to be the world's foremost fantasy/horror genre festival.
Daniels tells us, "The film is unique in that it features many first-time talents to filmmaking. Dana Childs, who plays the lead character, Jack, is missing part of his right arm in real life and directly inspired me to write the story. We had never met, but I had
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