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The Blue Eye

Benshi performance
23 June 2007

Conceived for the Betalevel event series Da Benshi Code, The Blue Eye was a reinterpretation of the Hugh Grant movie Mickey Blue Eyes as a Philip K. Dick-style sci-fi noir. Although perhaps a humorous conceit, I am not sure the end result was particularly successful. At very least, it did for a while earn me the honor of appearing on a few websites of Hugh Grant links.


From the Da Benshi Code website

Writing their own scripts, Benshi often interpreted silent era films to fulfill their own desires. Film was found footage; narration was subversive; the movie an elaborate backdrop. Da Benshi Code will bring together writers, musicians, artists, and actors who, like their 20ís counterparts, will take back cinema!

More about Benshi at Wikipedia.