The Saddest Music the World

Directed by Guy Maddin. Starring Isabel Rossellini,

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Art Direction: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)

Mark McKinney,

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..and Maria de Medeiros.

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Art Direction: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)

Isabel’s character , Helen has had her legs amputated. They are replaced by glass legs.

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Art Direction: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)

Set in Winnipeg during the Great Depression,  a beer baroness organizes a contest to find the saddest music in the world.

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Art Direction: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)

Musicians from around the world descend on the city to try and win the $25,000 prize.

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Art Direction: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)

Big Oops! The above is not an ice rink, rather a vat of beer. The smoke stacks & telephone pole represent Winnipeg

Pics taken by: Resa – November 5, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Murals of Winnipeg

This Mural is based on scenes from  Guy Maddin’s films, & is a 4 part post. Guy Maddin is a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba. You can visit Guy Maddin’s Website

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Art Direction: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)
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Art Direction: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)

38 thoughts on “The Saddest Music the World

    1. You’re a prairie girl! I ❤ Winnipeg, too! Manitoba is a beautiful province! I love the endless prairie, the humongous lakes that you can almost walk across because of the repeating shallows and sand bars, the northern lights and the prehistoric feel of finding bull rushes as tall as trees! (Too, bad about the winter weather!) Where did you live there?

  1. Now that is a fabulous mural … Very classy with a clean look. … and you’ve reminded my that I must visit (to take pics) of Cincinnati’s beer history mural. … FYI … there is a preview announcement. 😉

      1. I am currently really enjoying just immersing myself into other people’s art, so nothing new from me! 😀 But I do have the continued post of the graffiti open in one of the tabs, and am looking forward to seeing it 😀

    1. Thanks, Bumba! I don’t know how I missed this comment. Seems I can’t keep up with my own blog sometimes. You are so very kind to think of me & send me a song. Cheers to you!

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