Blair Witch Project

February 21, 2011 by Post Team 

Blair Witch Project, The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 film American horror, the story is presented as a documentary reconstituted from amateur images, filmed in real time. The production company Haxan Films produced the film. The film tells the story of three young student filmmakers (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard and Michael C. Williams) who walks in the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland to film a documentary about a local legend known as the Blair Witch, and then join missing. Viewers are told that the three were never seen again, although their video and sound equipment (with most of the pictures they shot) was discovered a year later. This “recovered images are presented as the viewer watches the film.

Film production studio based on the theme of The Blair Witch Project was released October 27, 2000 Book of Shadows entitled: Blair Witch 2. Another sequel is planned for next year, but did not materialize. On September 2, 2009, it was announced that co-directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick sent later.

In 1994, the film students Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams and Joshua Leonard made a documentary about the legendary Blair Witch. They travel to Burkittsville, Maryland, formerly Blair and interview residents about the legend of the Blair Witch. Residents say a hermit, Rustin Parr, who kidnapped seven children and brought them to his house in the woods where he tortured and murdered them. Parr took the children in the basement of his home in pairs. Sensing that the children’s eyes were staring into his soul, Parr was the first child forced to face in the corner and listen to their cries companion as he murdered the second child. Parr then assassinate the first child. Finally, turning to the police, Parr later plead insanity, saying that the spirit of a witch hanging from a tree in the 18th century had been terrorized for some time and convinced him to kill seven children, promising to leave him alone if he did. The trio also interviews Mary Brown, an eccentric woman and who told them she had an encounter with the witch of Blair as a young girl.

The second day, students begin to explore the forest in the north of Burkittsville seek evidence of the Blair Witch. Along the way, a fisherman who warns the woods are haunted, and recalls the time he had seen the strange vapor / mist rising from the water. The hike to the students of Coffin Rock, where five men were found murdered ritually in the 19th century, then camp for the night. The next day, they go into the woods, despite the uncertainty of their exact location on the map. They finally found what appears to be an old cemetery with seven small Cairns. They set up camp nearby, and then return to the cemetery after dark. Josh accidentally disturbs a cairn, and Heather look forward repair. Later, they hear strange noises in the dark crack; they cannot locate the source and assumed that they were animals or people in the country to follow.

The next day they try to return to their vehicle, they cannot find it before nightfalls and are forced to set up camp. That night, they again hear cracking noises, but cannot see anything. The next morning, they are three Cairns were built around their tent at night. As they continue to try to find their way out of the woods, Heather realizes that his card is missing, and Mike later reveals that he kicked into a creek to the frustration of the previous day. Josh and Heather Mike attack in a fit of intense rage. They then realize they are now irretrievably lost, and decide to just head south. Soon, they discover a multitude of humanoid stick figures hanging from the trees. That night, they hear strange noises, including the sounds of children and strange morphing sounds. An unknown force shakes the tent, forcing them to flee and hide in the woods until dawn. Back at their tent, they find that their property was searched, and equipment Josh is covered with mud, leading them to wonder just why his property was affected. As the day progresses, they pass a newspaper on a creek that was identical to the one they made earlier, despite having traveled directly south all day, and once again completely demoralized camp set to have lost all day after appearing to have traveled in circles.

Filming began in October 1997 and for eight days. Most of the film was shot in tiny Seneca Creek State Park in Montgomery County, Maryland, although some scenes were filmed in the real town of Burkittsville. Some people interviewed in the film were not actors, and some players have been planted without the knowledge of the main distribution. Donahue had never operated a camera before, and spent two days in a “crash course”. Donahue said she modeled her character after a director she has ever worked with, citing self-assuredness of the character when everything goes as planned, and confusion during the crisis.

During filming, the actors gave clues to their next destination with the messages given in milk crates found with global positioning system satellite. They were given individual instructions that they could use to help improvise the action of the day. The directors of the food rationing of the votes, leading to epidemics Donahue eczema filming progressed. The teeth were obtained from a dentist in Maryland for use as human remains in the film. Influenced by memories producer Gregg Hale of his military training, in which “enemy soldiers” drove a trainee through a wild land for three days, the administration proposes characters well throughout the day, night by harassing them and denying them food.

Nearly 19 hours of usable images was recorded which had to be changed to 90 minutes. The mounting post-production lasted over eight months. Originally it was hoped that the film would there be to cable TV, and the filmmakers did not anticipate large-scale dissemination. The initial investment by the three Filmmakers University of Central Florida was about $ 35,000. Artisan acquired the film for the U.S. and 1.1 million but spent U.S. and 25 million for the market. The actors have signed a “small” agreement to receive a portion of profits from the film’s release.

The Blair Witch Project was submitted to the Sundance Film Festival 1999, and released by Artisan on July 30, 1999, after months of publicity, including a campaign by the studio’s innovative use of the Internet and suggests that the film was a real event. The distribution strategy of The Blair Witch Project was created and implemented by Artisan Studio Executive Steven Rothenberg. He was welcomed by critics and went on to gross over 248 million U.S. and worldwide, making it the third most successful independent film of all time (after paranormal activity and Mad Max). The DVD was released in December 1999 and presented only in full screen.
Jim Knipfel Press of New York noted the similarities between Blair Witch and the highly-1980 prohibits Italian Cannibal movie Cannibal Holocaust. In the first part of this film, a rescue team of companies in the jungles of South America in search of a missing group of filmmakers who have traveled there to film a documentary on cannibal tribes. Their film was finally found and read, which is the second half of the film.

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