Village of the Idiots

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  • View on NZ On Screen Tales of Mystery and Imagination

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music ; Arts/Culture ; Film

    "Edgar Allen Poe's tales of murder, burial, and ominous ravens have inspired movies, nightmares ... and an eclectic musical suite by saxophonist Lucien Johnson, which he first performed live with Wellington’s Village of the Idiots. With the aid of some home-cooked CGI, director Geoff Murphy mixes concert footage, fantastical imagery, interviews and spoken word to put it on screen. Family and friends help round out the crew. The results echo Murphy's early, genre-stretching days with ensemble Blerta, this time with themes of mortality mixing in with the horns." (NZ On Screen summary)

 

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