Sally Potter

Rage Blog

  • Small or Large

    • Posted on 23rd Apr
    • Category: Rage
    RAGE has had to make its way into the world against the prevailing view of what constitutes ‘cinema’. Releasing it on mobile phones and the internet sparked enormous interest but also provoked fear and hostility....

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  • Hidden Team

    • Posted on 26th Sep
    • Category: Rage
    Given that the balance of characters in RAGE is a mix of the visible, familiar faces of a visible industry and – importantly -the less familiar, but equally necessary, hidden others who work in the background, I think it is time to redress the balance concerning the team who made this film...

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  • Wild Night

    • Posted on 25th Sep
    • Category: Rage
    It was a wild night on the Southbank in London. There was something in the air...

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  • The Box

    • Posted on 22nd Sep
    • Category: Rage
    We had the NYC premiere of RAGE at ‘The Box’, a downtown club and historic architectural gem that has something of the feel of a Wild West bar and brothel, with an upper gallery, dim lighting, private booths and a racy reputation...

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  • From Zero

    • Posted on 8th Sep
    • Category: Rage
    There is no zero point in writing a script, of course. Just the illusion of nothingness before the something appears...

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  • Money?

    • Posted on 22nd Apr
    • Category: Rage
    There is an interesting new post on the forum from ‘EasyLife26’. The writer had seen the Reuters TV report from Berlin about RAGE and responded with “Naked Cinema?...I just don’t find it very interesting or justifiable that ‘only’ a million dollars was spent on this film. That doesn’t impress me...'

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  • Barefoot Filmmaking

    • Posted on 6th Feb
    • Category: Rage
    Just before I started work on RAGE I wrote myself a private manifesto. I called it “Barefoot Filmmaking” and it was a way of reminding myself what I believed in and how to approach work on this new project...

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  • Pleasures in Lean Times

    • Posted on 6th Feb
    • Category: Rage
    I suspect RAGE may be seen as a film for lean times. It’s certainly ‘no waste’ filmmaking: low-budget and definitely not an extravagant spectacle...

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  • Beauty

    • Posted on 30th Jan
    • Category: Rage
    Part of the subject matter of RAGE is the ugly use of beauty in the pursuit of profit. Drugged by Marketing, sapped by fear of ageing, conned by the cult of celebrity... image becomes all...

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  • Sound

    • Posted on 30th Jan
    • Category: Rage
    RAGE has been a consistent experience at every stage of the working process: none of the usual rules seemed to apply. In the cutting room the handheld material (no cut-aways, no reverse angles) dictated a different way of editing...

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  • Berlin

    • Posted on 11th Dec
    • Category: Rage
    RAGE is nearly done. The picture is locked and I am about to go to Paris to finish mixing the sound with Vincent Tulli (who mixed YES) and then, in January, to make a 35mm print with Digimage...

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  • The Caravan

    • Posted on 10th Mar
    • Category: Rage
    It has been a while since my last blog. The main reason is that all my attention has been going into setting up my new film, which is now one-third in the metaphorical can…(it being a digital adventure). The film is called RAGE...

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