The Blair Witch Project by Peter TurnerFew films have had the influence and impact of The Blair Witch Project (1999). Its arrival was a horror cinema palette cleanser after a decade of serial killers and postmodern intertextuality, a bare bones found footage trend setter. In this Devils Advocate, Peter Turner tells the story of the film from his conception and production then provides a unique analysis of the techniques used, their appeal to audiences and the themes that helped make the film such an international hit, including the pionerring internet marketing.
The Blair Witch Project
It tells the fictional story of three student filmmakers— Heather Donahue , Michael C. Williams , and Joshua Leonard —who hike in the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland in to film a documentary about a local legend known as the Blair Witch. The three disappeared, but their equipment and footage is discovered a year later. The purportedly "recovered footage" is the film the viewer sees. They developed a page screenplay with the dialogue to be improvised. A casting call advertisement in Backstage magazine was prepared by the directors; Donahue, Williams and Leonard were cast.
Shocking (but true) facts about ‘The Blair Witch Project’
Kill Bill: Vol. Sign in. We gaze into our crystal ball to look at seven Toronto International Film Festival titles to watch for come awards season. Watch the video. Title: The Bare Witch Project Four sorority girls with large breasts hike into the wood with their guide Lunk to find out the true story behind the Bare Wench. Then they show off their chests following a mangled version
Kill Bill: Vol. Sign in. We gaze into our crystal ball to look at seven Toronto International Film Festival titles to watch for come awards season. Watch the video. Title: The Blair Witch Project After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.