FILMMAKERS IN ACTION

CINEASTES EN ACCIÓ

By Carlos BENPAR

PRODUCCIONES KILIMANJARO SL - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2006

Filmmakers in Action further develops the line started with Filmmakers vs. Tycoons, starting with a surprising statement by Salvador Dalí, which is followed by the forceful interventions of a number of filmmakers defending their Moral Right.

    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 102 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Carlos BENPAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Carlos BENPAR, Ferran ALBERICH
    • Producer(s)
    • Carlos BENPAR (Producciones Kilimanjaro )
    • Synopsis
    • Also featured in the film is the Paris courtroom case for the defence of John Huston’s Moral Rights, which followed the showing of a coloured version of one of his films, a similar trial in Copenhagen, caused by the broadcasting on Danish state TV of a pan-and-scan version of a widescreen film by Sydney Pollack, and yet a further one in Stockholm, brought about by the claims of two Swedish filmmakers against the TV showing of their films with commercial breaks.
      The first informal Paris meeting in 1956 between film directors from all over the world fighting for their rights is evoked in this film.
      Other themes of the film include that of dubbing and the changes made to the music track of films. The subject of the final cut is also dealt with, as is the deterioration of colour denounced by Martin Scorsese in Venice, and that new form of digital censorship that has been promoted by companies such as Movie Mask, and which is here spoken against by Woody Allen and veteran director Jules Dassin.
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