Saturday, December 16, 2006

DVD Now Available

Lots of special features:

Commentary with Director Ra'up McGee and Cinematographer Erin Harvey, Interview with Composer Cyril Morin, Deleted Scenes, Casting Sessions, Behind the Scenes Videos, Bloopers Reel, English & French Theatrical Trailer, Music Tracks, English Subtitles, 5.1 Surround

Commentary - Ra'up & Erin did a down to earth and informative commentary.

Interview with Cyril Morin - Cyril's a great speaker (able to convey his art). It was shot in Bulgaria during the recording of the music.

Deleted Scenes - Shows how and why the scenes were cut.

Casting Sessions - First got the idea while watching the French film "Amelie". It's cool and interesting to see some of the actors at their auditions.

Behind the Scenes Videos - There were lots of wandering video cameras during the shoot (mainly during the 8 days we were at the metro and Michelle's apartment). They've been cut together into a dozen short videos, capturing some moments from the shoot.

Bloopers Reel - Some people who have previwed the DVD say that watching the bloopers reel burst their bubble regarding the atmosphere of the film. Others say it shows a great sense of the comraderie and light-heartedness on the set. Either way, we found that most people headed straight to the blooper first.

Trailer - A really great trailer cut by the Big Science folks.

Music Tracks - Separate from the film, which can be played stereo or in 5.1 Surround, Cyril Morin provided half a dozen full music tracks in 5.1 Surround for those with home set ups. The separate music tracks will still play on two stereo speakers, but it's not the same (especially the Indonesian Gamelang bells) as when it's spread out over many speakers.

English subtitles - We don't consider this a special feature, but everyone seems to list it as part of their DVD features!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Google Video release

The film has been released on Google Video USA and Google Video France.

Ra'up was in Paris last week for a full week of press and interviews (+ a special screening) to announce the Google release. Being the first French feature film to be released on the internet (and with more than 600,000 page views), the film has been catching a lot of attention.

If you want to catch up on the buzz/controversy (in French!):

Radio France

Digital World
La Tribune

There will be more articles coming out this week (Le Monde, etc.) and the film will be featured on the televsion show "L'hebdo cinema" Saturday December 16 at 13:35 on Canal + in France.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Director of Photography Q&A in Washington DC

Director of Photography Erin Harvey will give a Q&A after the 7:05pm show on Friday, June 23rd.
Landmark's E Street Cinema
E St. at 11th St. NW
(202) 452-7672

Director Q&A in Chicago

Director Ra'up McGee will give a Q&A after the 7pm show on Friday, June 23rd.
Landmark Century Centre Cinema
2828 N. Clark at Diversey
(773) 509-4949

Monday, June 19, 2006

Ain't It Cool News Review

"McGee's script not only delves into this intricate plot with a sure hand usually reserved for the more experienced set (he comes to Autumn from the world of documentaries), but he also takes the much-needed time to develop his character and reveal their neurosis, feelings of guilt, and what emotions they suppress in order to commit their crimes. The idea of an American directing a French crime drama is not a gimmick, and McGee is the real deal. If this were a perfect world, the guy would direct all of his future films (of which there will be many, I feel) in French, using all of the tricks French film have been seducing us with for years."

Full Review

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Audio Commentary for DVD

Today Ra'up McGee (Director) & Erin Harvey (Director of Photography) recorded a joint audio commentary for the forthcoming DVD.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

The Village Voice Review

"A slinky, sexy piece of mood music..."

Full Review

Monster's & Critics Review

"‘Autumn’ is a quality piece of work that will be thoroughly enjoyed by those who can’t get enough of those dark interior scenes and brooding individuals who are not what they seem."

Full Review

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Director New York Q&A

Director Ra'up McGee will be at the Quad cinema Saturday June 10 to give a Q&A after the 7:30pm show.