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Movies in context



On the Facebook page for The Criterion Collection they're having a contest: Photograph one of their DVD covers "in context" - illustrating a scene from or the theme of the film somehow - and maybe win a prize pack of new releases. Here are my two entries, which I spent most of a Saturday putting together, for Orson Welles's documentary on art forgery "F for Fake" and Clouzot's nail-biter "The Wages of Fear."



UPDATE: My "F for Fake" entry came in second in the voting! (I lost to a "Videodrome" image.) My "Wages of Fear" image was among the top ten finalists too, for a few minutes anyway, but then it was removed, most likely because the judges didn't want two entries from one person in the final 10 (that's my hopeful theory anyway, and I'm sticking to it!). Anyway, I consider that a bonus victory, and I got lots of kind words from the Criterion fans, plus a free DVD as a prize.

So now that I've got the bug, the next art film-related project for me will be contributing to the very cool Fake Criterion blog!

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