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Irma Vep (1996): On Set

by Brett Service

In this sequence from 'Irma Vep' (1996), we witness director Rene Vidal (Jean-Pierre Leaud) on set with his crew as he attempts to remake Louis Feuillade's silent film serial, 'Les Vampires'. The sequence provides insight into the production process as various technical practitioners move in out of the frame. We also witness the movement between reflexive awareness of the entire scene's constructed nature, and occasional absorption with the actor's performance, only to be disrupted again by the contingencies of principal photography.

Irma Vep (1996): Les Vampires On Set

In this sequence from Olivier Assayas' 'Irma Vep' (1996), we get a view of a botched take on set as director Rene Vidal (Jean-Pierre Leaud) attempts to remake Louis Feuillade's silent serial 'Les Vampires'.

from Irma Vep (1996) (1996)
Creator: Olivier Assayas
Distributor: Fox Lorber
Posted by Brett Service