I’m not normally someone who bothers writing film reviews, I tend to either enjoy a film (in which case I will recommend it to everyone) or I will hate a film. For a film to be of interest to me and to make me watch it, it has to be different. It doesn’t matter what makes the film different (storyline, the way it is filmed, the way something is done), it just has to stand out from the crowd. The Adventures of George the Projectionist certainly ticks most of those boxes. Attending the world premiere of the film, and knowing the director and writer of the film made have added something, even the atmosphere of the event, but there was more to this film than just that. This is a film which I have been eagerly waiting to watch since I came across the film a number of years ago. The Adventures of George the Projectionist is a real humorous film with some amazing camera work, considering that it was all made on a sew string and mainly within the building we were viewing it in.
This film had it all – romance, action, humour, special effects, unique music, imagination, creativity, fantastic camera shots and more. The characters were all loveable and the story flowed. The specially arranged version of the Chief Projectionist Song (to the tune of the Very Modern Major General) is a tune which should be heard by a wider audience (apparently the song was recorded in a back bedroom!). From the fantastic opening sequence, through to the closing credits this film was unique with large elements of humour through out. For any projectionist who watches this film there are plenty of shots of the Victoria 8 projectors running and it has many other elements which a projectionist would relate to it.
Whether the film would be of interest to those outside of the cinema industry or directly involved with the making of the film is a difficult question; I would hope that there is a wider audience for the film as it was a real pleasure to watch and really deserves one.
Official Website: http://www.adventuresofgeorgetheprojectionist.com/