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precious moments
List creator: maritoni
Created on: June 25, 2003 - 11:31 AM PDT
Description: films that use improvisation either in the process of developing script or directly for the camera

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This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
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  1st of christopher guests brilliant mock docs
Waiting for Guffman (1996)
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  2nd and my fave of the chris guest films
Best in Show (2000)
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  hilarious 3rd with this ensemble and mock doc technique
A Mighty Wind (2003)
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  most recent of the chris guest pieces - not as funny, but thoroughly enjoyable
Breaking the Waves (1996)
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  brilliant, painful portrait
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
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  you can feel those precious moments like a voyeur
Smoke (1995)
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  the real improv is in the follow up "blue in the face" which isn't available on dvd apparently
Before Sunrise (1995)
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  sequel "before sunset" is now out on the fest circuit
Timecode (2000)
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  interesting experiment in filming feature in one take
Charlotte Sometimes (2002)
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  script developed with improv gives a fresh deliberate pace to this indie
Personal Velocity (2001)
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  another emerging director with an amazingly delicate touch with the camera
See the Sea (1997)
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Not Rated
  ozon, the director, didn't even tell the actors the plot of the story before they agreed to do this
24 Hour Party People (2002)
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  interesting use of improv given that many of the actors played characters who are real and presently still around
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
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  actors play themselves and somehow jarmuch's disarming charm comes through

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