US editor to collaborate on Majidi film

SepĀ 09, 2011

American film editor and sound designer Walter Scott Murch will visit Tehran to discuss collaboration with award-winning Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi.

Murch will meet Majidi about the director's cinematic rendition of Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) life, IRNA reported.

Majidi's film will focus on Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) life from childhood until prophethood. The first draft of the screenplay was co-authored by Majidi and Iranian filmmaker and screenwriter Kambuzia Partovi.

Walter Scott Murch started editing and mixing sound with Francis Ford Coppola's 1969 Rain People and won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation.

He won his first Oscar for Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now and a double Oscar for sound and film editing of The English Patient directed by Michael Ondaatje.

Historical documents and facts have been compiled with the help of scholars, historians and clerics from different countries including Iran, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria over a year.

Set decorator of Emir Kusturica's tragic-farce Underground Aleksandar Denic and three-time Academy Award winning Italian cameraman Vittorio Storaro are also set to collaborate on the project.

Produced by Mohammad-Mehdi Heidarian, the film is set to be shot in Iran and two other countries and released in Persian, Arabic and English.




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