Re-make of Get Carter is underneath approach in Newcastle – how to be partial of new film fire (with a difference)
June 25, 2018 - Finding Carter
Geordie classical Get Carter was famously done on a parsimonious bill in a quick and mad fire durability only 40 days.
That was in 1971 as first-time executive Mike Hodges and newly-established star Michael Caine took over streets, behind lanes and clubs around Newcastle and Gateshead to film a grave story of murder, corruption, porn and drugs.
And a outcome was an edgy, grittily-realistic thriller that roughly half a century on stays a crime classic.
Now a film is being re-made – or during slightest pivotal scenes from it – on a rather tighter bill – and internal passers-by competence good find themselves with a starring role.
Artist Richard DeDomenici runs The Redux Project that is all about creation low-budget shot-for-shot film remakes.
His quirky plan started by “mistake”, he said, after anticipating his remade scenes from a rom-com won improved reviews than a strange film.
The thought snowballed and he’s now finished 60 films – done during their strange locations around a universe – in a bid, he claims, to de-stabilise Hollywood.
Get Carter Redux is now partial of a Great Exhibition programme and he and his Michael Caine lookalike got to work on it on Friday, Jun 22: a day of a launch of a eventuality that will be celebrating northern feat via a summer.
The initial day of work concerned a re-shoot of Get Carter’s iconic follow stage that saw Michael Caine careering down stairs towards Newcastle Quayside. And a outcome was impressive.
The Exhibition’s extensive run competence seem to give Richard double a strange fire time to play with though he’s indeed formulation to finish a rest of a filming, and a editing, in a initial week of Sep forward of his film premiere on Sep 8 during Tyneside Cinema.
It will underline reenactments of other executive scenes, shot with a assistance of “a inexpensive camera” and lots of inspirational meditative that can mostly engage recruiting passers-by as characters and borrowing duration wardrobe from selected shops.
As for a film’s famous stage set on a tip building of Gateshead ’s now-demolished multi-storey automobile park, Richard no doubt will be putting his meditative top on though he reckons he competence arrange adequate commemorative pieces left over from a dispersion to erect a replacement.
Anyone actively wanting to turn concerned in what’s billed as a “unpredictable, mischievous and unsure new take on a Tyneside classic” can email email@example.com with their personal details, such as tallness and headshot or a pass photograph, and a hit number.
The deadline for applicants, who contingency be accessible to work around Newcastle and Gateshead in a initial week of September, is Jul 31.