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    The Centre of Attention to remake Sixties classic Darling



    20 July, 2009 | By Audrey Ward



    The Centre of Attention, the London-based contemporary art organisation, is remaking John Schlesinger�s classic film, Darling.



    The film, which has been renamed Action Diana, will shoot this summer at a range of locations, including a three-day shoot at Mount Stuart, a neo-Gothic Victorian mansion on the Isle of Bute, off western Scotland.



    The original film, which starred Julie Christie, tells the story of an amoral model who sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.



    The organisation, led by artists Pierre Coinde and Gary O�Dwyer, will recreate the film, shot for shot, but will star members of the public rather than actors and actresses.

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    It's project like this that add farty to arty.

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    >>The organisation, led by artists Pierre Coinde and Gary O’Dwyer, will recreate the film, shot >>for shot, but will star members of the public rather than actors and actresses.



    What does Equity think about this ?



    I assume this will not be a mainstream film, and it will only be shown in art galleries etc.....

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    What's the point of a shot-to-shot remake?

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    Sounds like a lot of rot to me...



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    The Centre of Attention .... that says it all really.

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    name='DB7']The Centre of Attention to remake Sixties classic Darling



    20 July, 2009 | By Audrey Ward



    The Centre of Attention, the London-based contemporary art organisation, is remaking John Schlesinger�s classic film, Darling.



    The film, which has been renamed Action Diana, will shoot this summer at a range of locations, including a three-day shoot at Mount Stuart, a neo-Gothic Victorian mansion on the Isle of Bute, off western Scotland.



    The original film, which starred Julie Christie, tells the story of an amoral model who sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.



    The organisation, led by artists Pierre Coinde and Gary O�Dwyer, will recreate the film, shot for shot, but will star members of the public rather than actors and actresses.


    Good grief. Do we need a remake of DARLING? And second, this remake boggles the mind. Here is another description from the Centre of Attention website. Would anyone care to put this into clear English, please: "Action Diana has a story, but the artists� atomisation of it creates a myriad of art quotations, a document of early 21st Century gallery visitors, and a double helix of narrative."



    Barbara

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    MOUNT STUART

    Isle of Bute

    PA20 9LR




    9, 10, 11 and 12 July 2009


    The House

    11.00am - 5.00pm daily

    10.00am - 2.30pm on Saturdays

    The Gardens

    10.00am - 6.00pm daily





    Mount Stuart, on the Isle of Bute, is Britain�s most astounding neo-Gothic Victorian mansion, set in some of the most idyllic coastal landscape you could imagine.





    On site, the Centre of Attention will be performing Action Diana, with members of the public playing the parts in this remake of an astounding British film.





    Action Diana has a story, but the artists� atomisation of it creates a myriad of art quotations, a document of early 21st Century gallery visitors, and a double helix of narrative.





    Action Diana combines fine art, film, performance, documentary and story-telling in what the Centre of Attention calls a 'hot installation'. Mount Stuart becomes a set and a production-meeting venue offering visitors the opportunity to see the artists at work and to have a cameo appearance in a film.





    For Action Diana, Mount Stuart will play the parts of an Italian Palazzo, a village church, the Capri coast, the Thames at Chiswick and a flower shop. Will you play your part?







    A project in collaboration with Sophie Crichton-Stuart and the Mount Stuart Trust.

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    I can't see the point of this unless it is some form of student project.



    Darling is a specific sixties period piece - you can't really set it in any other period unless it was drastically re-written (and therefore not the same film at all).

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