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Review: 'Two Sisters' film by Anthony Ladesich

GUEST,Pat Blackman 29 Aug 12 - 08:53 PM
Owen Woodson 30 Aug 12 - 05:29 AM
GUEST,Pat Blackman 30 Aug 12 - 12:32 PM
GUEST,Pat Blackman 31 Aug 12 - 06:38 PM
GUEST 01 Sep 12 - 09:16 AM
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Subject: Review: 'Two Sisters' film by Anthony Ladesich
From: GUEST,Pat Blackman
Date: 29 Aug 12 - 08:53 PM

When is a murder ballad high art? Certainly when filmmaker and musician Anthony Ladesich and his creative compatriots get hold of it.

Ladesich was kind enough to speak with me at length about a wonderful film project that he brought to fruition in 2011 with the help of a highly talented group of folks. Simply put, they turned the ancient murder ballad "Two Sisters" into a unique and compelling short film...

check out the trailer and the interview here - "Two Sisters" at the Movies with Anthony Ladesich


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Subject: RE: Review: 'Two Sisters' film by Anthony Ladesich
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 30 Aug 12 - 05:29 AM

Could be an interesting film. But what the 'enry Meville was that "simulated bone fiddle"? Is there any historical evidence of such an instrument being played in America?


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Subject: RE: Review: 'Two Sisters' film by Anthony Ladesich
From: GUEST,Pat Blackman
Date: 30 Aug 12 - 12:32 PM

In many versions of Child 10 the wandering minstrel makes a fiddle or a harp of the bones of the younger sister. That's an old world motif, singing bones or magical retribution, wherein the instrument reveals the crime magically. The simulated bone fiddle in the movie was Mark Smeltzer's effort to figure out what that might really look like...


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Subject: RE: Review: 'Two Sisters' film by Anthony Ladesich
From: GUEST,Pat Blackman
Date: 31 Aug 12 - 06:38 PM

Also, check out this post about Anthony Ladesich's original murder ballads...

Murder Ballads by Anthony Ladesich


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Subject: RE: Review: 'Two Sisters' film by Anthony Ladesich
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 12 - 09:16 AM

Other Murder Ballad Monday posts on Child 10 (Two Sisters, Wind and Rain, etc.)


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