Louise Brooks: Documentary of a Lost Girl

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Louise Brooks: Documentary of a Lost Girl

Unread post by thomas_gladysz » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:28 pm

My friend, Charlotte Siller, is a young documentary film maker and she is making a documentary about LOUISE BROOKS titled "Documentary of a Lost Girl." I am excited by what I have seen of it so far. Very excited!

Charlotte has already gotten a lot done on this project, but is attempting to raise funds through gofundme in order to finish this worthwhile project. Here gofundme page is located at https://www.gofundme.com/documentary-of ... rl-travels

I have made a small donation. Please consider making a donation as well. Here is a link to the project website http://www.documentaryofalostgirl.com/

And here is a link to the 6 minute in production excerpt. Be sure and check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkfP5V-ANn4

For the latest, check out the LOUISE BROOKS SOCIETY blog

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Re: Louise Brooks: Documentary of a Lost Girl

Unread post by TheyHadFaces » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:41 am

Looks interesting. Was wondering if this would have anything we haven't seen already in Looking for Lulu, or read in Stenn's book, but I think it will. Anybody else think that Louise had an unusual accent that doesn't sound particularly American?

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Re: Louise Brooks: Documentary of a Lost Girl

Unread post by kaleidoscopeworld » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:42 am

Interesting, but like the previous commenter, I'm interested in what this will add beyond the existing Lulu doco.

It also seems like quite an idealised approach - Brooks described as a "poor woman", for example, in the gofundme text. Personally I think her narrative is a bit more complicated that just being a woman used and abused by the Hollywood machine. It's not untrue, but a very simplistic sort of approach - it ignores the agency she did have and the part she played in her career (and the demise thereof). And her literary career was in some ways quite self-serving.
I don't know, this project just sounds a bit on the hagiography side.

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