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Shot...on cellphone
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A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Sally Potter 
 
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Produced by
Andrew Fierberg .... producer
Bob Hiestand .... executive producer
Michael Manzi .... line producer
Jenny Schweitzer .... line producer
Christopher Sheppard .... producer
Christina Weiss Lurie .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Frith 
Sally Potter 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Fierberg 
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Goddard 
 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
Heidi Levitt 
 
Costume Design by
Marina Draghici 
 
Makeup Department
Leo Won .... department head makeup: new york
 
Production Management
Angela C. Lee .... production manager
 
Sound Department
James Corless .... sound mix technician
Tom Deane .... adr mixer
Daniel Goddard .... sound editor
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
Vincent Tulli .... sound mixer
Keith Partridge .... foley engineer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jimmy Barnett .... digital imaging technician (as James Barnett)
Sally Potter .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Urvashi Chugani .... casting associate
Lauren Fernandes .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sophie Canale .... costume trainee
Hiromi Sano .... costume assistant: UK unit
David Harry Yoon .... costume assistant (as David Yoon)
 
Editorial Department
Serge Anthony .... colorist
Jimmy Barnett .... assistant editor (as James Barnett)
François Dupuy .... technical manager: digimage
 
Other crew
Doug Lenox .... production assistant
David Mandel .... production coordinator
George Mitchell .... production assistant: London
James Morrison .... key production assistant
Henry Prince .... assistant: Andrew Fierberg
Isabella Wing-Davey .... production assistant: UK
 

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98 min | Germany:99 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
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For her role as Mona, Judi Dench had to learn how to roll and smoke a spliff (joint with marijuana and tobacco).See more »
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Miss Roth:I do believe that life will become difficult for some people in this country in the near future. Indeed.
[listens to the shouts and taunts of people outside]
Miss Roth:It already is difficult and that's what the people outside... yes, that's what they're protesting about.
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Another Crisp and Controversial Film from the Gifterd Sally Potter, 12 July 2011
Author: gradyharp from United States

Sally Potter takes chances. There are so many unique aspects of this film that reviewing it is difficult. The major aspects of the film include the very au courant 'rage' of blogging as a means of communication, the 'rage' to stay young and in fashion (that almost daily changing series of fads of what is in and what is out), the 'rage' of focusing everyone's attention on celebrity antics including drugs and death, the 'rage' to buy everything (if you don't own it and it looks like it is going to be popular then buy it), the 'rage' of climbing into the media world, be it film, fashion, television searching for that promised 15 minutes of fame, the 'rage' of PR, minding the selling promotion of a product without concern of its value, the 'rage' of creating new fragrances with a special name for fame, and the 'rage' for maintaining a wealthy or famous class and a poor or service class. Potter manages to take us through all of these phases with brilliant writing, fascinating character studies, experimental lighting and photography, and one of the best uses of color fields ever on film.

The premise is simple yet strong. A blogger named Michelangelo follows the backstage proceedings of a New York Fashion Show: we never see him, we see only his daily blog entry and the images of the interviewees through his cellphone camera - the individuals all are part of the hyped fashion show cum ramp walk of fashionista Merlin (Simon Abkarian) who designed the clothes, Miss Roth (Dianne Wiest) who owns the company, Mona Carvell (Judi Dench) the fashion critic who writes for the media coverage, Otto (Jakob Cedergren) who works managing PR, Mr. White (Bob Balaban) who directs the show until he is replaced by the overeducated image builder Dwight Angel (Patrick J. Adams), Frank (Steve Buscemi) a hard nosed photographer who has spent better time on the war fronts in the Middle East taking 'meaningful pictures', financier Tiny Diamonds (Eddie Izzard) who buys everything he wants including his bodyguard Jed (John Leguizamo), models Minx (Jude Law in drag) and Lettuce Leaf (Lily Cole), pizza delivery boy transformed in to model Vijay (Riz Ahmed), and Anita de Los Angeles (Adriana Barraza) the seamstress who simply wants to remain invisible. Two deaths occur - one car accident and one shooting - and that brings in Detective Homer (David Oyelowo) who investigates while displaying his own brand of Shakespeare to the blogger's cellphone camera.

All of this complex story happens in the form of interviews - each star is dressed in well designed clothes and each poses in front of various colored screens. The ending of the interview brings the whole experience together. Potter's immaculate and imaginative script gives each one of these gifted actors room to shine in a one person act. It just simply works and never for a moment does it become dull. Sally Potter gave us 'Orlando', 'Yes', 'The Man Who Cried', and 'The Tango Lesson'. She is one of the most imaginative and skilled writer/director units in the business.

Grady Harp

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