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1:42pm Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
MERCURY MOVIE MAKERS: On Wednesday the members were treated to a varied programme of films from Derby Movie Makers. It is good to see other people’s film-work, to get new ideas and study techniques. The films included The Lock-In, a drama which took place in a public house,involving some people who were not just what they seemed. At the end of the film the tables were turned. There was a film on loss of memory where the final scene caused much amusement. A popular event in the summer seems to be the 1940s weekend. This piece showed people dressed as sailors, airmen and Home Guard. They were supported by Army lorries and Jeeps. The venue was Tutbury. A visit to Athens with a first-class commentary was followed by a spoof crime film. Other offerings included some one going for a job interview, Situation Vacant, and then a first-class travel film of the Azores again with a splendid commentary. History was re-enacted as a house keeper told the story of how her mistress went on the ill-fated Titanic voyage. Firebirds was a well-edited film of the Farnborough Air Show. The final film was on familiar ground as a fictitious movie-making committee discussed the making of a club film to show in a competition. It showed a lot of common mistakes and gave us quite a few laughs. Thanks are due to Bob Rudd for getting hold of this entertaining programme. See mercurymoviemakers.com for more information.