When a headstrong filmmaker gets a lowly job at the worst film production house in town, he leads a disillusioned film crew into hijacking their company's latest movie, filming a better version behind the back of their overbearing director. Written by
The working title through most of production was "Coup de Théâtre," a French phrase that translates literally as "blow of theater" or "knock of drama," and refers to a dramatic turn of events or a theatrical trick staged for dramatic effect. Eventually the creators acquiesced to the fact that the title didn't accurately reflect the mood of the film, and even the majority of the cast and crew had trouble pronouncing it! The title was changed to "Coup de Cinema" shortly before its rough cut debut in late 2010. See more »
When Ren Fields flees the transit train, hazy reflections of bystanders are visible in one of the train windows. However, no one is there. Non-actor bystanders had wandered through the shot, requiring them to be digitally removed. While surrounding detail allowed them to be realistically painted out of the shot, the reflections remained, leaving an unintended ghostly effect. See more »
This was a cute film done on a low budget in and around the Portland, Oregon area. Some of the indoor scenes are a little too dimly lit, but the acting was good, as was the soundtrack. I laughed out loud a number of times while watching it. The co-directors are both relatively young and have done a number of shorter films before. This is professionally directed, professionally acted and professionally shot. Yes, there are some of the usual clichés here but they do not belabor any point and the pace moves along pretty well. A number of good local actors were used as well as some non-actors. It was so well done, though, that there is no taste of amateur anywhere in it.
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