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Twixt -- A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery. Aiding him on his exploration is a young ghost named V.
Twixt -- A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery. Aiding him on his exploration is a young ghost named V.

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Writer:
Francis Ford Coppola (written by)
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Release Date:
11 April 2012 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A film about the creative process, not really vampires See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Val Kilmer ... Hall Baltimore

Bruce Dern ... Sheriff Bobby LaGrange

Elle Fanning ... V.

Ben Chaplin ... Poe

Joanne Whalley ... Denise

David Paymer ... Sam

Anthony Fusco ... Pastor Allan Floyd

Alden Ehrenreich ... Flamingo
Bruce A. Miroglio ... Deputy Arbus

Don Novello ... Melvin

Ryan Simpkins ... Caroline
Lucas Rice Jordan ... P.J.
Fiona Medaris ... Vicky
Katie Crom ... Circe
Lucy Bunter ... Library Assistant
Dorothy Tchelistcheff ... Miss Gladys
Lorraine Gaudet ... Operator
Stacey Mattina ... Woman in Store

Tom Waits ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marisa Lenhardt ... Herself - Opera Singer (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola 
 
Writing credits
Francis Ford Coppola (written by)

Produced by
Francis Ford Coppola .... producer
Josh Griffith .... associate producer
Jim Hays .... 3D producer
Anahid Nazarian .... executive producer
Fred Roos .... executive producer
Adriana Rotaru .... line producer
Masa Tsuyuki .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Dan Deacon 
Osvaldo Golijov 
 
Cinematography by
Mihai Malaimare Jr. 
 
Film Editing by
Kevin Bailey 
Glen Scantlebury 
Robert Schafer 
 
Art Direction by
Jimmy DiMarcellis 
 
Set Decoration by
Katherine Covell 
 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Bowers 
 
Makeup Department
Aurora Bergere .... makeup department head
Aurora Bergere .... special makeup effects artist
Ashleigh Louer .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Darren M. Demetre .... unit production manager
Adriana Rotaru .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brendon Breese .... second assistant director
Darren M. Demetre .... first assistant director
Shelly Heyward .... second assistant director
Gregory Kent Simmons .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Ryan Bozajian .... concept artist
Ryan Bozajian .... storyboard lead artist
Lisa Clark .... set designer: chickering grave
Stephen Faustina .... graphic artist
John Paul Goorjian .... property master
David Hopp .... swing gang
Anne Kendall .... construction coordinator: chickering grave
Sean O'Neill .... storyboard artist
Ross Parsons .... set dresser
Gabor Szugyi .... digital matte painter
Ben Merrell .... tattoo artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Beggs .... sound designer
Ronni Brown .... foley artist
Ed Callahan .... supervising sound editor
Sin Cohen .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Simon Coke .... foley editor
Chris Gridley .... adr editor
Colin Guthrie .... adr recordist
Colin Guthrie .... post-production coordinator
Colin Guthrie .... sound recordist
Wes Kobernick .... sound effects editor
Oscar Mitt .... sound assistant
Jesse Rosenman .... apprentice sound editor
William Storkson .... foley supervisor
Masa Tsuyuki .... adr supervisor
Kevin Walker .... boom operator
Angie Yesson .... sound re-recording mixer
Colin Guthrie .... additional sound editing (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Doug E. Williams .... special effects coordinator
Dick Wood .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Daphne Apellanes-Ackerson .... compositor
Jason Arrieta .... compositor
Kevin Bailey .... visual effects
Michal Cavoj .... digital effects artist
Catherine Craig .... matte painter
Catherine Craig .... visual effects artist
Ondrej Ctibor .... senior compositor
Ales Dlabac .... 3d department head
David Ebner .... stereoscopic supervisor
Blanka Faitova .... compositor
Tamás Fiedler .... 3D tracking
Matüs Garaj .... digital matte paint artist: UPP
Todd Gill .... lead technical director: SPY
Benjamin Hawkins .... composite supervisor
Lukas Herrmann .... matte painting lead
Amy Hollywood Wixson .... visual effects producer
Karen Huang .... stereo producer: StereoPictures 3D
Lukas Hytych .... compositor
Matthew Frederick Johnson .... visual effects assistant data wrangler
Josh Jones .... visual effects
Tomas Kalhous .... head of 2D: UPP
Helena Keslova .... compositor
Vít Komrzý .... visual effects producer
Vsevolod Korovin .... senior digital matte painter
Martin Kostun .... matte painting
Vaclav Kostun .... 3D tracking
Lenka Likarova .... visual effects production
Jirí Linhart .... 3d artist
Jaroslav Matys .... visual effects coordinator
Viktor Muller .... visual effects supervisor
Péter Németh .... visual effects artist
Vojtech Palme .... compositor
Schuyler Pappas .... visual effects producer: SPY
Attila Polgár .... compositor
Jakub Ruzicka .... compositor
Ann Sidenblad .... concept modeler
Ann Sidenblad .... modeler
Josef Skvrcek .... compositor
Jan Sladecko .... compositor
Mátyás Szabó .... senior compositor
Atilla Szapek .... compositor
Pál Tauszig .... compositor
Frantisek Vaclavek .... visual effects artist
Kirsten Walters .... visual effects production assistant: SPY
Petr Zloty .... 3d artist
 
Stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Bango .... 3d assistant camera
Eric Blum .... gaffer
Jonathan Bowerbank .... assistant camera
Robin Charters .... 3d camera system engineer
Gary Gill .... grip
Cliff Henry .... electrician
Kalman Muller .... still photographer
Jason Michael Noel .... best boy grip
Devon Taaffe .... second assistant camera
Ian S. Takahashi .... "a" camera first assistant
Marc Wall .... key grip
Natalie Weiss .... second assistant camera
Jeremy Wong .... "b" camera first assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lori Rozzi .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
J.D. Ashe .... 3D stereolab technician
John A. Brickley .... assistant editor
Colin Guthrie .... additional editing
 
Music Department
Arturo Rodriguez .... orchestrator
Raul Rosa .... additional music arranger
Raul Rosa .... music editor
Lev Zhurbin .... composer: additional music / orchestrator
Arturo Rodriguez .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Raul Rosa .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Cecelia Baloian .... studio teacher
Alrik Bursell .... production coordinator
Gia Coppola .... creative consultant
James Cotner .... stand-in
Alexis Forni .... assistant production manager
Ryan Himenes .... production assistant
Paula Lima .... production assistant
Patrick Lundberg .... production assistant
Sean Nichols Lynch .... production assistant
James T. Mockoski .... production coordinator
Peter Moody .... location manager
Brian Nailing .... cook
Ric Perada .... production assistant
Isaac Pingree .... production assistant
Santos P. Rodriguez .... chef
Bill Rowe .... production assistant
Kai Stark .... production assistant
Vito Triglia .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Virginia" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some bloody violence
Runtime:
88 min (original version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:MA15+ (2014) | Brazil:12 | Finland:K-16 | France:U (with warning) | Germany:16 | Japan:PG12 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the dream sequence, in which Hall Baltimore and Edgar Allan Poe are discussing writing techniques, the poem Poe refers to is "The Raven", his most famous work.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: P.J.'s sitting position changes throughout the Ouija Board sequence.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:There was, once upon a time, a town not far from a big city. A road ran through, but there were only a few businesses. A coffee shop, a hardware store, a sheriff's office. And all kinds of people. Vagrants, run away teens, religious fanatics, retired seniors who, well, it was a town of those who wanted to be left alone. And so they were.
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Soundtrack:
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A film about the creative process, not really vampires, 13 November 2013
Author: Matt Kracht (krachtm@yahoo.com) from New York

The plot: A writer on a publicity tour stops in a small town and finds creative inspiration in the mysterious happenings.

Twixt is about the creative process. If you're put off by Coppola's more indulgent films, then you're simply not going to like this one, either. Early on, it becomes apparent that this is going to be a postmodern take on Gothic tales: the film opens with a hokey narration, the town is full of quirky stock characters, and the "real world" sequences play out like an interactive story. As the film progresses, these elements grow stronger, and a surreal element breaks down the barriers between reality, dreams, and fiction. This may leave some viewers exasperated or confused, as it's a far more experimental and indulgent story than something like, say, The Godfather or Bram Stoker's Dracula. What we see is a writer trying to deal with writer's block, guilt over his daughter's death, and how to make sense of the jumble of ideas that he's got in his head. Coppola seems uninterested in telling a straight-ahead Gothic story about a homicidal priest vs vampires, but I think this is the story that audiences wanted. They're unconcerned with the creative process, themes in Edgar Allan Poe's work, or metafiction.

There are many beautiful shots in the film that make use of digital effects. Val Kilmer wanders through his dreams in a black and white world that makes occasional use of striking, bold colors. The effect is similar to the semi-monochrome of Sin City, though it's used more sparingly. Unfortunately, as striking as the cinematography is, it doesn't really live up to the legendary expectations that many have come to expect from Coppola. Like Scorsese, he seems to have became a victim of his own early success, doomed to be forever judged harshly for anything that falls short of pure genius.

Val Kilmer is obviously looking a bit older, and, yes, he's gained some weight. Regardless, I found his performance to be pretty good. I was never a huge fan of Kilmer, but he's a likable guy, and he imbues this character with the same likable qualities. His performance is a bit muted and introspective, but there are occasional hammy moments, such as when he does some rather amusing impressions during a drunken scene of writer's block. Bruce Dern was really great, and I loved his character, a spunky and reactionary sheriff who served as the foil for Kilmer's character. Dern got to be as eccentric and lively as Kilmer was quiet and repressed, and it was fun to see them work off each other. The others were good, but Dern was just so much fun that I kept wishing he'd show up in every scene, do something crazy, and keep the film a bit more lively.

For fans of Edgar Allan Poe, Gothic horror, and literary analysis, this is a fun film. Others will probably be a bit disappointed. The pacing is significantly faster than Coppola's 70s work, but it's still a bit leisurely, and the lack of a coherent narrative may alienate people who just wanted to see vampires vs serial killers in a small town full of secrets.

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