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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sally Potter, Director and Indie Film Maker

The month of March just flew by, perhaps women need 2 months? On this last day, a tribute to Filmmaker Sally Potter. You can follow Sally on her website: which includes a blog and casting call updates. 

Eloquent, temperamental and gorgeous cinematography graces Potter's film work. Her characters have depth and create drama with out loosing any of the natural movement of beings in conflict or joy. 
 "Orlando" (1992) - My first glance of Tilda Swinton in an adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel. Lovely vistas, delicate but thorough characterizations. Be forewarned this movie might compel you to read Woolf's work and then begin an obsession with Vita, Leonard and Lytton. 

"The Man Who Cried" (2000) - All I can say is, look at that cast list: Christina Ricci, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchette, John Turturro, Oleg Yankowskiy. Another cerebral historical film by Potter turned into a beautiful rendered story of conflict and joy. 

"Yes" (2004) - Interesting and again so beautifully filmed. Potter creates those small moments that give huge insights into need and motivation. 

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