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Peter Turner

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781906733841

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906733841.001.0001

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The Making of The Blair Witch Project

The Making of The Blair Witch Project

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(p.15) 1. The Making of The Blair Witch Project
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The Blair Witch Project
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Peter Turner

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733841.003.0002

This chapter details the making of The Blair Witch Project (1999). The stories that surround the production of The Blair Witch Project are as fascinating as the final product. The circumstances of the film's low-budget production are legendary with stories of the cast being filled with real fear by the ‘method’ directing techniques of the two directors. From developing the script and financing the film to the extensive post-production period and taking the finished product to the Sundance Film Festival, the entire process is an inspiring example of inventive independent filmmaking. Ultimately, The Blair Witch Project is a film that could not have been made without advancements in camera technology beyond the early days of cinema.

Keywords:   The Blair Witch Project, low-budget production, method directing techniques, Sundance Film Festival, independent filmmaking, camera technology, cinema

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