The Lost Battle

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The Lost Battle

Postby mgibson5 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:51 pm

[code][/code]A short film about the 950th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Hastings.

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<p><a href="">The Lost Battle</a> from <a href="">Matt Gibson</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>
<p>Battle, East Sussex has a traumatic past and the ghosts are ever-present, but the dead cannot speak. Eschewing the talking head interview and subjective interpretations of history, &#039;The Lost Battle&#039; was filmed on location at the 950th anniversary &#039;re-enactment&#039; of the Battle of Hastings. By observing this staged &#039;spectacle&#039;, we attempt to both mimic and undermine simulations of the &quot;real&quot; in televised docudramas.<br />
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Created for submission to University of Sussex as part of the MA Digital Documentary, &#039;The Lost Battle&#039; depicts a &#039;tribal&#039; ritual that rather than honoring the fallen, is representative of a collective search for lost identity in the form of simulated violence. In turn, we attempt to call into question the glorified representation of war in mainstream &#039;Hollywood&#039; fiction film by appropriating its very tropes and in turn, blurring the distinctions of documentary and fiction film.<br />
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Written by Matt Gibson<br />
Narrated by Lee Murray<br />
Produced and Directed by Matt Gibson &amp; Lee Murray<br />
Cinematography by Matt Gibson &amp; Lee Murray<br />
Edited by Matt Gibson &amp; Lee Murray</p>

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