|Francis Ford Coppola Director||previously directed Tetro|
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl.
|Francis Ford Coppola||Screenplay|
|Val Kilmer||Hall Baltimore|
|Bruce Dern||Bobby LaGrange|
|Ben Chaplin||Edgar Allan Poe|
|David Paymer||Sam Malkin|
|Anthony Fusco||Pastor Allan Floyd|
In an interview, Coppola stated that the idea for Twixt originated from a nightmare he had:
“[It] grew out of dream I had last year – more of a nightmare. But as I was having it I realized perhaps it was a gift, as I could make it as a story, perhaps a scary film, I thought even as I was dreaming. But then some loud noise outside woke me up, and I wanted to go back to the dream and get an ending. But I couldn’t fall back asleep so I recorded what I remembered right there and then on my phone. I realized that it was a gothic romance setting, so in fact I’d be able to do it all around my home base, rather than have to go to a distant country.”
Coppola has also stated that this is a very personal film for him, being partially influenced by the death of his son in a speed-boat accident in 1986.
With its initial tour, Coppola took an unusual approach by personally "mixing" each screening of the film, playing scenes in different orders, inserting certain scenes and leaving out others, all based on audience reaction. Thus a different version of the film was shown at each screening.
The film was later cut into a more permanent narrative for theatrical release.
Francis Ford Coppola's experimental remixable/3D/jumbled-narrative film gets a trailer. No, I can't figure it out, either.
|blog||Twixt: Francis Ford Coppola’s Interactive Phantasmagoria||freeteafilm|