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* ProductionPosse: He and Isabella Rosselini formed one for the better part of TheNoughties, starting with her appearance in ''The Saddest Music in the World''.

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* ProductionPosse: He and Isabella Rosselini Rossellini formed one for the better part of TheNoughties, starting with her appearance in ''The Saddest Music in the World''.


* ''Film/TheSaddestMusicInTheWorld'' (2003): A dark comedy about a Depression-era beer baroness who holds a songwriting contest, starring Creator/IsabellaRosselini and [[Series/TheKidsInTheHall Mark McKinney]].

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* ''Film/TheSaddestMusicInTheWorld'' (2003): A dark comedy about a Depression-era beer baroness who holds a songwriting contest, starring Creator/IsabellaRosselini Creator/IsabellaRossellini and [[Series/TheKidsInTheHall Mark McKinney]].

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* ProductionPosse: He and Isabella Rosselini formed one for the better part of TheNoughties, starting with her appearance in ''The Saddest Music in the World''.


* Film/MyWinnipeg (2007): A portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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* Film/MyWinnipeg ''Film/MyWinnipeg'' (2007): A portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.


* MaleFrontalNudity: Shows in ''Film/CowardsBendTheKnee'' and ''Film/BrandUponTheBrain''.

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* MaleFrontalNudity: Shows up in ''Film/CowardsBendTheKnee'' and ''Film/BrandUponTheBrain''.


** They shoot on old film stock and with old lenses which they would scratch to make little gashes appear on the film throughout, then rotate the lens so that gashes appeared in different places during the course of the film.



** They shoot on old film stock and with old lenses which they would scratch to make little gashes appear on the film throughout, then rotate the lens so that gashes appeared in different places during the course of the film.


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* InCameraEffectsInCameraEffects / PracticalEffects: The low-fi look of his films are achieved by practical means rather than alterations in post production:
** Vaseline was put on the lenses which makes the films appear "fuzzy" in places.
** Some of the films are shot with black and white Super 8 film, then blown up to 35mm.
** Guy Maddin also uses one direct light source (or at least the illusion of one light source) which blanches the actors' faces and gives his films a very shadowy feel.
** They shoot on old film stock and with old lenses which they would scratch to make little gashes appear on the film throughout, then rotate the lens so that gashes appeared in different places during the course of the film.

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* LeFilmArtistique


* Film/{{Careful}} (1992): One of his first feature films, but deliberately shot in a black-and-white older style, about a small town in the mountains which is constantly at-risk for a HairTriggerAvalanche
* Film/TwilightOfTheIceNymphs (1997): His first feature in color, a fairy tale about a man who returns from prison to his family on an strange island
* [[Film/DraculaPagesFromAVirginsDiary Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary]] (2002): A retelling of [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Bram Stoker's Dracula]] done without dialogue, using a ballet company to tell the story through [[VampireMusicals interpretive dance]]
* Film/TheSaddestMusicInTheWorld (2003): A dark comedy about a Depression-era beer baroness who holds a songwriting contest, starring Creator/IsabellaRosselini and [[Series/TheKidsInTheHall Mark McKinney]].
* [[Film/CowardsBendTheKnee Cowards Bend the Knee or The Blue Hands]] (2003): A hockey player [[AuthorAvatar (also named Guy Maddin)]] ditches his girlfriend for the daughter of a woman who runs a secret abortion clinic, but this woman will not allow herself to be touched by human hands.
* [[Film/BrandUponTheBrain Brand Upon The Brain!]] (2006): Silent film/mock-documentary where Maddin (''again'' played by other actors) discovers shocking family secrets when he restores an old lighthouse.

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* Film/{{Careful}} ''Film/{{Careful}}'' (1992): One of his first feature films, but deliberately shot in a black-and-white older style, about a small town in the mountains which is constantly at-risk for a HairTriggerAvalanche
* Film/TwilightOfTheIceNymphs ''Film/TwilightOfTheIceNymphs'' (1997): His first feature in color, a fairy tale about a man who returns from prison to his family on an strange island
* [[Film/DraculaPagesFromAVirginsDiary ''[[Film/DraculaPagesFromAVirginsDiary Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary]] Diary]]'' (2002): A retelling of [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Bram Stoker's Dracula]] done without dialogue, using a ballet company to tell the story through [[VampireMusicals interpretive dance]]
* Film/TheSaddestMusicInTheWorld ''Film/TheSaddestMusicInTheWorld'' (2003): A dark comedy about a Depression-era beer baroness who holds a songwriting contest, starring Creator/IsabellaRosselini and [[Series/TheKidsInTheHall Mark McKinney]].
* [[Film/CowardsBendTheKnee ''[[Film/CowardsBendTheKnee Cowards Bend the Knee or The Blue Hands]] Hands]]'' (2003): A hockey player [[AuthorAvatar (also named Guy Maddin)]] ditches his girlfriend for the daughter of a woman who runs a secret abortion clinic, but this woman will not allow herself to be touched by human hands.
* [[Film/BrandUponTheBrain Brand Upon The Brain!]] ''Film/BrandUponTheBrain'' (2006): Silent film/mock-documentary where Maddin (''again'' played by other actors) discovers shocking family secrets when he restores an old lighthouse.


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* MaleFrontalNudity: Shows in ''Film/CowardsBendTheKnee'' and ''Film/BrandUponTheBrain''.


* [[Film/CowardsBendTheKnee Cowards Bend the Knee, or The Blue Hands]] (2003): A hockey player [[AuthorAvatar (also named Guy Maddin)]] ditches his girlfriend for a woman who runs a secret abortion clinic, but this woman will not allow herself to be touched by human hands

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* [[Film/CowardsBendTheKnee Cowards Bend the Knee, Knee or The Blue Hands]] (2003): A hockey player [[AuthorAvatar (also named Guy Maddin)]] ditches his girlfriend for the daughter of a woman who runs a secret abortion clinic, but this woman will not allow herself to be touched by human handshands.



* {{Retraux}}: The vintage look of most of his movies.

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* {{Retraux}}: The vintage look of most of his movies.movies.
* SilenceIsGolden: His film resemble those of the silent movie era.


* [[Film/DraculaPagesFromAVirginsDiary Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary]] (2002): A retelling of [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Bram Stoker's Dracula]] done without dialogue, using a ballet company to tell the story through interpretive dance

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* [[Film/DraculaPagesFromAVirginsDiary Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary]] (2002): A retelling of [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Bram Stoker's Dracula]] done without dialogue, using a ballet company to tell the story through [[VampireMusicals interpretive dancedance]]


* Retraux: The vintage look of most of his movies.

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* Retraux: {{Retraux}}: The vintage look of most of his movies.


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