Sneak Peak to the Score

We would like to share with you a little piece of music from ‘In Reverie’, done by our talented composer Flávio Medeiros.


I hope you like what you hear. The score is near and dear to our hearts and is such a big part of our film. It’s filled with emotional ups and downs. It really helps take us on Stanislaw’s journey and helps carries us through those silences and pauses, of not knowing what will happen.

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The Christmas Truce 1914

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With Christmas around the corner here’s an interesting fact.

In 1914, on Christmas Day, there was unofficial cease fire which took place across the western front between British and German soldiers. They climbed out of their trenches and ventured out into No Man’s Land, where they greeted their enemies, setting aside their differences for a fleeting moment to celebrate the holiday together. They shared seasonal greetings, sang Christmas songs between the trenches and out in  “no man’s land” they exchanged food, souvenirs and cigarettes.

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Casualties of War Infographic

Here is an interesting infographic on the casualties of war. Giving us a very good idea of how many people that lost their lives to War. What are your impressions after seeing these numbers?

When you put a number on things it definitely changes our perspective.

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Real Name Tag from WW1 Used as Prop

An interesting fact from the film is that we used an authentic name tag from a German soldier that fought in World War 1.

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The WW1 Name Tag

This came about from the director, Aleksandra Gordon, while she was doing research for the film. Here it is in her words:

“One day I was doing research online while writing the script. I was looking up what the name tags looked like as in the script we have Stanislaw research for his follow comrade’s name using his name tag. While I searched, I came across name tags being sold online, real WW1 name tags and one of them was a German soldiers, just as I needed. At the time I still hadn’t found a name for the soldier in my script, however once I saw this name tag I knew it had to be used in the film and the character’s name will be the name of the soldier who the name tag once truly belonged to, Friedrick Goedeke. So thats how I found the name for our soldier that Stanislaw desperately tries to save.”

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The Trenches of Verdun, France in 1916

Our film takes place in Verdun, France and so we thought it would be nice to look into it’s history and see what it really looked like back in 1916.

 

The Battle of Verdun is considered the greatest and lengthiest in world history. Never before or since has there been such a lengthy battle, involving so many men, situated on such a tiny piece of land. The battle, which lasted from 21 February 1916 until 19 December 1916 caused over an estimated 700,000 casualties (dead, wounded and missing). The battlefield was not even a square ten kilometres. From a strategic point of view there can be no justification for these atrocious losses. The battle degenerated into a matter of prestige of two nations literally for the sake of fighting. (Except from Battle of Verdun Website)

 

Here is a look into the trenches of Verdun in 1916:

Verdun is still littered with so many bodies, arsenic and unexploded shells that nothing grows after 100 years.

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The music to ‘In Reverie’

One of the most amazing moments in the making of ‘In Reverie’ was when we attached the original score to the film. Seeing it for the first time with the music tied the whole film together, bringing Stanislaw’s journey straight to the hearts of the viewers.

Music has such a powerful effect on people, and our score proved just that.

Here is a quote from the director, Aleksandra Gordon about her experience:

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