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[6] Nigel Willoughby is the cinematographer. The film follows Harrelson in a comic restaging of a night in 2002 when he ran amok in London and was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage. I guess Erin Brockovich is the last one I can think of that was a big, environmental-minded [movie]. is based on the true story of a London night in June 2002. Other movies have been completed in a single take, most recently Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria, but the live component added a unique suspense. A: I think there’s a lot of great docs. Woody Harrelson’s directorial debut, Lost in London, was broadcast live to more than 500 cinemas in the US, and one in the UK, as it was being filmed on the streets of the capital at 2am on Friday.

is a technical feat.

One tells him she misses Cheers while another asks: “When are you gonna make us laugh again?”. One of the best aspects of this film was just how witty it was. Harrelson and Owen Wilson give great comedic performances that make the dramatic moments all the more powerful. The feature was well-shot and directed, especially given the fact that this was Harrelson’s directorial debut. Lost in London is a 2017 American comedy film written and directed by Woody Harrelson.

[8] In addition to Harrelson, Wilson and Nelson, Zrinka Cvitešić were also cast. It begins with Harrelson coming off stage after a poorly received theatre performance and cursing himself for taking on another dramatic role. After the screening, Harrelson told a story of how, about ten days before filming, he watched the filmed rehearsal of that scene and thought, “God this is terrible”. ‘If you’re going to see one Revue show, this is it’: An Interview with the Oxford Revue, Prostitution, social class and legal regulation in the history of makeup, Virtual Broadsheets – Michaelmas Term 2020, Review: Laura Marling’s Song for Our Daughter, St John’s pauses all in-person teaching: 150 students in isolation, Careers Fair criticised by Disarm Oxford campaign for arms industry and Huawei stalls, Colleges adapt to rising coronavirus cases, ‘Defending ourselves with Data’: The Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, The ‘ill’ in ‘thriller’: 3 dystopian films that remain scary in the COVID-19 era. [6], Harrelson announced the film in September 2016. There were no laughs on the night, not even one spec…”. Woody Harrelson’s directorial debut, Lost in London, was broadcast live to more than 500 cinemas in the US, and one in the UK, as it was being filmed on the streets of the capital at 2am on Friday. With Lost in London, Harrelson went as far in the opposite direction as one can imagine. What a joke!”); he is reduced to grabbing money from the hands of a disabled homeless man. While the knowledge that the film was live streamed adds particular intrigue and engenders great respect for Harrelson as a filmmaker, the truthful story, humorous plot, and quick action make the film great in its own right. But last night was just phenomenal. With Daniel Radcliffe, Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Eleanor Matsuura. You really need an audience for it to really be theatre. Maybe you thought it would make them more involved in the story or add a bit of danger given the live aspect. Oh my God, I wonder if you could actually live stream this in the cinemas while you do it”.

It’s a glorious celebrity slanging match, like The Trip with added fisticuffs, and the one scene that reaches euphoric comic heights. The film officially premiered in London on 27 January 2017. Nothing, though, will quite match the sensation of having watched the messy but miraculous birth of a genuine oddity: part celebrity satire, part mea culpa, part site-specific, one-night-only art installation. The film was shot with one camera and involved one continuous take. Oxford's biggest student newspaper, produced by and for members of the University of Oxford, since 1991. [4] It is the first film that Harrelson has directed. An early scene in the film involves Harrelson’s wife discovering that he cheated on her.

The difficulty of lighting so many locations meant the image was sometimes muddy and indistinct, which was a particular shame in the nightclub scenes, where Sophie Becher’s plush production design deserved a better showing. But it is a brilliant technical and logistical achievement, especially from a first-time director previously known for comedy and character roles, and a hippyish devotion to marijuana. The film was shot on 20 January, and it was broadcast in over 550 theatres in the United States starting 1800 PST on 19 January. The film was shot and screened live in select theatres on 19 January 2017. This can’t be funny; this has to be heavy. There were no laughs on the night, not even one spec…”. On January 19th, Lost in London was broadcasted live to over 500 cinemas in the UK and US, making it first of its kind. A: Ooo [laughter]. With Lost in London, Harrelson went as far in the opposite direction as one can imagine. And, understandably, going into a new endeavor can cause some fear. Directed by Woody Harrelson. He clarified that pretty much everything that happened that night is in this film, but a few things that did not happen were added for comedic effect. At the Q&A, he explained: “I like the concept of the story: a guy who kind of has everything, but doesn’t realize it until he’s about to lose it, and then gets a shot at redemption. At the Q&A, he explained: “I like the concept of the story: a guy who kind of has everything, but doesn’t realize it until he’s about to lose it, and then gets a shot at redemption. [1][2] It is the first time a film was live broadcast into theatres.

Last night in LIPA [Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts]… and uh this will probably be my last time to do it.

Despite there being nothing immediately funny about the night’s chaotic proceedings, upon further reflection and after the story “gnawed at” him, Harrelson turned one of the worst nights of his life into a compelling script. But this week there was an exception to that rule. There’s something about that that stayed with me”. That the finished film was also a larky, freewheeling jab at celebrity culture rather than simply a virtuoso experiment is down to Harrelson, who also wrote the screenplay. [11], Writing for the London Evening Standard, Nick Curtis judged Harrelson's film, "A daft idea, the kind of mad, experimental challenge dreamed up by stoned film nerds after a Hitchcock all-nighter, but one he pulled off with considerable wit and brio.

It is the first film to be broadcast live to cinemas. It was like the cab’s appendix.” When Wilson asks dreamily, “Can a police car pull over another police car?” the line has the resonance of a timeless philosophical inquiry. It shouldn’t just be the fact that it’s live… shouldn’t be the reason people are compelled by what’s going on.

A: Well, I never felt like it- that danger was more for me, you know? At least he thought they were besties.

[…] Nothing, though, will quite match the sensation of having watched the messy but miraculous birth of a genuine oddity: part celebrity satire, part mea culpa, part site-specific, one-night-only art installation. And then I thought, well, you’re not merging it, just shooting it in real time. The film strikes a comedic tone despite the dramatic subject matter, and that lies partly in the truth of the story. translates to this, and conveys the atmosphere of the feature.

After a tabloid splash on his infidelities prompts a bust-up with his wife, Laura (the excellent Eleanor Matsuura), he takes refuge in a club with his best friend, Owen Wilson. And then I thought, well, you’re not merging it, just shooting it in real time. Q: You mentioned that the danger you felt was more for you. While the knowledge that the film was live streamed adds particular intrigue and engenders great respect for Harrelson as a filmmaker, the truthful story, humorous plot, and quick action make the film great in its own right. Shot in a single take and broadcast live to 500 cinemas, Harrelson’s directorial debut is a unique work that fuses technical wizardry with self-deprecating satire, Last modified on Mon 3 Dec 2018 10.23 EST.

He didn’t just jump in at the deep end: he did so into shark-filled waters. But, of course, such an impressive endeavor was not without its hiccups along the way. (An opening title card reads “Too much of this is true”, while a key scene is set in a restaurant called La Petite Vérité.) [9] After the live showing, Harrelson participated in a question and answer session.

It is the first film to be broadcast live to cinemas. I must say that the end result managed a skillful balance between giving scenes their due weight and infusing comedic elements. The film was shot with one camera and involved one continuous take. He realized that he was “throwing too many jokes in there. A crestfallen Harrelson harrumphs that Anderson “hasn’t made a decent movie since Bottle Rocket – and come to that, neither have you”. The Oxford University Guild Business Society hosted the Oxford University screening of the film on May 19th, which was followed by an engaging Q&A with Woody Harrelson. Q: [You are very involved in environmental activism.] He didn’t just jump in …

The encounter with a belligerent cabbie was shrill and needed finessing. [4] He broke an ashtray in a London taxi, which led to his being chased by police in a different taxi, and spending a night in jail. As if that were not impressive enough, the picture was shot in a single unbroken 100-minute take with a cast of 30 (plus hundreds of extras) in 14 locations, two black cabs, one police vehicle and a VW camper van festooned with fairy lights.

But we did watch the boundaries crumble outright between live performance and real, on-the-hoof film-making, to amply entertaining effect. [16], "Woody Harrelson Will Make History With World's First-Ever 'Live Cinema' Movie — Exclusive", "See Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Timberlake, and More Roast Woody Harrelson", "Live-shooting with Woody Harrelson at 2am: 'There's something about the terror of it I love, "Harrelson's Lost in London to be shot and screened live", "Woody Harrelson Writes, Directs & Stars In Live-Event Film 'Lost In London' With Owen Wilson & Willie Nelson", "Woody Harrelson's Lost in London film to shoot and screen live", "Woody Harrelson on His Crazy, Live Directorial Debut 'Lost in London, "Harrelson to shoot 'Lost in London' in real time", "Croatian Actress Zrinka Cvitešić With Woody Harrelson in Upcoming Live Movie", "Lost In London, film review: Self-mocking romp is far better than we had any right to expect", "Lost in London review: Woody Harrelson breaks boundaries with supercharged Allen-esque live film", "Lost in London review: Woody Harrelson's live movie is a miraculous oddity", "Front Row: Siobhan Davies, Peter Bazalgette, Lost in London, Royal Albert Hall ticket resales", "Front Row: Urban myths, Author Michael Chabon, The Snow Maiden opera, Presidents on film", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lost_in_London&oldid=977648403, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 September 2020, at 03:34. Only Wilson lets slip that his best pal will always be Wes Anderson. Harrelson’s wife learned of his infidelity from a tabloid and Harrelson had a fiasco of sorts in a club, broke an ash tray in a taxicab, was involved in a police chase, and was arrested… all in one night. It’s just a rush to try to do it that way. “Too much of this is true”: The Latin phrase at the beginning of. He clarified that pretty much everything that happened that night is in this film, but a few things that did not happen were added for comedic effect. told a striking and entertaining story of redemption. Even at its liveliest, cinema can only ever be a refrigerated medium, relaying images to us that were shot months, years even decades earlier. Live-shooting with Woody Harrelson at 2am: 'There's something about the terror of it I love'. According to Harrelson, the film contains 30 cast members and 14 shooting locations. Want to contribute? Harrelson, during the Q&A, expressed his love for comedy and making audiences laugh, but confessed, “…it’s not exactly as it happened.

The response was really cool, you know? Wilson disparages The People vs Larry Flynt only to have his performance in Marley and Me roundly mocked (“You were out-acted by a dog”).

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