ONCE UPON A TIME

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Genres:

  • Documentary

People/organisations:

  • Ogam Films / Oscar Marzaroli

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: ONCE UPON A TIME

Reference number: 2689

Date: 1970c

Production company: Ogam Films and Broon COO Productions in association with Love and Adventure Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 70.37 mins

Description: Le Grand Magic Circus of Paris on tour in La Rochelle with their performance of 'Cinderella'. As the film follows the company in rehearsal and on stage, their director, Jerome Savaray, explains the circus' political and social aims.

Credits: with Jerome Savary and LE GRAND MAGIC CIRCUS also featuring The Alan Silva Jazz Quartet. Presented by Ogam Films and Broon COO Productions in association with Love and Adventure Productions
Le Grand Magic Circus: Poissou Alain, Patrick Chauveau, Jacques Contereau, Christian Danzas, Lucas de Chabaneix, Michel Dubois, Michel Dussarat, Maxime Ferrier, Guy Gallardo, Christian Gay Bellille, Celia Gore-Booth, Jacqueline Kaps, Valerie Kling, Sylvie Kuhn, Elisabeth Mortensen, Jean-Paul Muel, Jacques Ol'Elballa, Louis-Maria Olmedo, Francoise Orenne, Pablo, Sabine, Jerome Savary, Innocentia Sorsy, Patricio Suffren with Clementine & Capucine, Biquette of Strasbourg and their audiences
With thanks to Tony Anscombe, Peter Crumlish, Danny Fletcher, Lewis Foster, Christian Troube, Gordon Woodside
A film by Alex Brown, Tom Busby, Brain Crumlish, Oscar Marzoroli, Martin Singleton
An Ogam Films Production

Shotlist: REEL I
credits (1.03) talking head director of Circus, Jerome Savery (2.01) shots of members of the circus performing on streets of London (4.33) ints circus acts (non-traditional, with no animals involved, but bizarre and funny) under spotlight (10.20) PARIS shots of Jerome Savary crossing street in Paris to the circus' office (10.59) ints office, Jerome Savery sitting at his desk, talking in the telephone, intercut with exts street and square (14.01) ints circus members sitting talking and rehearsing (17.08) gvs yachts in Rochelle harbour (17.35) gvs band playing in square of La Rochelle, watched by crowd, intercut with shots of buildings and streets decorates with bunting and people sitting at a street cafe (22.08) shots of Magic Circus van driving into La Rochelle (22.55) 825ft

REEL II
shots of circus members unloading van in La Rochelle with props for their production of 'Cinderella', setting up and beginning to rehearse (3.57) ints circus members in hotel rooms, waking up and getting ready for the day (5.53) gvs members leaving hotel and going to rehearse (9.55) shots of circus during production of 'Cinderella', intercut with shots of them in rehearsal (20.21) c/u shots of performers getting into costumes and making up (23.26) gvs performance (24.20) 876ft

REEL III
gvs company in rehearsal of 'Cinderella', intercut with shots of production (20.10) ecs (23.22) 841ft