The Latter Death Of Descartes (2011)

 

THE FILM                                                                                         

An actor listens to, and later performs, the final words of suicidal biographer Robert Moore; a tape recording of a diatribe about his ruined career and its parallels with his final, forgotten subject, the French geometer Tomas Laurent.

His director discusses and debates the nuances of Moore’s character with him, and faces the probing questions of two journalists invited onto the set to discuss his career in film.

 

FURTHER READING                                                                        

‘The Latter Death of Descartes’ is based on an article called ‘The Biographer and the Geometer’, published in 2001 in ‘The Forked Path’ magazine. You can read the article here.

Cast/Crew
Directed, Shot and Edited by Ben Cook and Brian Harley
Written by Ben Cook
Assistant Director Laurence Campbell
Additional Photography Lyle Jackson
Sound Recordist Nick Allen
Produced by Laurence Campbell, B. Cook, Lyle Jackson and Brian Harley
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Steve Campbell ……………….. Actor / Jonathan Ackerman
Neil Hunter ……………………. Director / Glenn Mayfield
Journalist 1 ……………………. Benjamin Thorne
Journalist 2 …………………… Alan Lowe