10 + ½ + 1 = Making of 11½

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This making of IS NOT a making of!

How it's shown in the edited backstage material, the tape was... without sound almost in its entirety! A disaster for the editing, but a great chance that led to the creation of a universe of works where the aliens of 11½ lurk.

The commander of the Alien Army (so a character of the inner short movie "Aliens Attac") can't remember the outcome of the invasion, which isn't shown in 11½; so, he goes asking to the director in person.

(a –not so– free translation)

Hand-crafted cinephilia and humor in Bartocci's works – Aliens and identity problems:11 and a half and 10+an_half+1

What a nice thing to see the pleasure of making cinema in a young filmmaker. It's non commong today that an experimenter is able to combine, entertaining us, handicraft and plain cleverness. Young Giacomo R. Bartocci conveys the classic taste of the cinephile and of the set, the tenderness of the job and the human relationships of those who make it. And with the Making of of his firt 11 and a half (how much we like the title?!) he makes a breakthroguh in his research and in the develpment of his discours, always more balanced despite of his psychoanalytic imbalance! All the possibilities and all the filmic elements are staked. Through the alternations of the plots in a sparkling and never banal use of editing, the synchronization of sound and of voices off and on screen, light changes to underline the meta-cinematographic game, the profilmic and the set-ups which convey the sense of cliché, nostalgically wanted, and little but true emotions. Do we want to play? So let's name names: Corman, Fellini, George Lucas... Can you understand how much we like this classicism? Last but not least going far beyond the Making of, with the two or three fiction levels, the psichoanalyst's couch and the alien hanging his head, who lifts his eyes to the sky, between the rooftops of the city... What to say? We're looking for 12 and a half!

Claudio Fora

2011, June 18th - Broadcast for the first time on UFO Solar TV, where it's available also on demand.

2010, June 24th - Shown at Rom'Art Independent Festival.

CREDITS || Written and directed: by Giacomo R. Bartocci | Make up: Federico Bartolelli | Drawings: Paola Luciani | Camera operator: Corrado Ceron | Costume designer: Emanuela Ughi | Assistant costume designer: Federica Ciucciomini | With: Riccardo Tamburini, Giacomo R. Bartocci, Alessandro Ananasso, Corrado Ceron, Miriam Marini, Alessandro Dal Cengio, Emanuela Ughi, Francesco Rizzi, Frank Impellizzeri, Fabio Garreffa, Martina Rojas, Lamberto Mongiorgi, Gabrio Contino, Valentina La Licata, Paola Luciani, Alessandro Mieli, Silvia Paesani, Sammy Paravan, Ambra Prescenzo, Erika Russo, Giulia Tortorelli, Alessandro Verciglio, Andrea Vergari, Nicola Visotto, Laura Walis | Thanks: NUCT, Corrado Ceron, Federica Ciucciomini, Gabrio Contino, Giovanna Di Palma, Valentina Di Palma, Francesco Erba, Jacqulyn Fulner, Fabio Garreffa, Frank Impellizzeri, Valentina La Licata, Achille Locatelli, Flavio Mariani, Simone Mariani, Silvia Mercuri, Lamberto Mongiorgi, Silvia Paesani, Sammy Paravan, Ambra Prescenzo, Michele Scarpato, Jonathan Soverchia, Giulia Tortorelli, Emanuela Ughi, Gabriele Zeppi, Van&miK | Original soundtrack: "Per i titoli di coda (Miami Remix)" by Convurazio