After films such as The Messenger and Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak made splashes amongst the film world last year and early this year, Oscilloscope Laboratories have become one of the more interesting up and coming film financers/distributors going today.
The company has made yet another move, and according to THR, are set to produce a feature length documentary based on the popular Mark Harris novel, Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood. The studio is getting one hell of a crew to work on the film as well, as they have signed Marina Zenovich, director of the fantastic documentary (also now more than timely) Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, to helm the project.
The book looks at such films like Bonnie and Clyde and The Graduate, and how they led to a massive revolution in the American filmmaking scene. The book has garnered more than its fair share of buzz, from film buff or not, and with a gifted filmmaker like Zenovich behind the camera, I can’t help but have the highest of hopes for this project. If you haven’t seen Wanted and Desired yet, please do, as it is not only more timely than ever at this time, but it’s also a really fantastic and eye opening documentary. Throw in the great stuff being pushed out by Oscilloscope, and you have the makings of a potentially amazing documentary. I’m waiting with baited breath for this thing.