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John Mark is an American filmmaker, writer, producer and director who has been involved in music and film since childhood.
He has been recording and performing classical music, as well as working in feature film since 1976 in Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles. He is the author of theatrical screenplays such as "2045: Golden Voyage - A Space Odyssey", a sequel to Stanley Kubrick's classic "2001: A Space Odyssey", and "2010:The Year We Make Contact", "Deathblow – The Romanoff Empire", and "Liszt & Chopin In Paris" an iconic film about two piano gods in 19th century Europe. His genre includes science-fiction, historical drama and contemporary drama.
John Mark has also recorded 4-CD preliminary soundtrack album for "Liszt & Chopin In Paris" in addition to writing the Script to select the perfect repertoire for this film now scheduled for production in 2020 and for subsequent worldwide release in 2022.
John Mark has studied classical piano and composition with Prof. Nadia Boulanger at the Paris Conservatory, feature film directing at IDHEC cinematography school (Paris), filmmaking, photography and non-linear editing at NYU (New York), Maine Photographic Workshop (Rockport, Maine) and the legendary Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.
Mr. Mark has received numerous letters of recognition for his contributions to classical music and cinema in the upcoming LISZT & CHOPIN IN PARIS film.
LISZT & CHOPIN IN PARIS
A major theatrical epic centered around arts and music featuring friendship and rivalry between two, most famous piano virtuosos - Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt in 19th Century Romantic Age.
Based on true story, this feature epic of magnificent beauty will be filmed and released in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D with brilliant cinematography and ground-breaking soundtrack, it is a movie millions of classical music fans have been waiting for decades that writer, producer and director John Mark promises to deliver on highest level as cinematic masterpiece.
It is the first music drama on this scale expressed by the genius of Liszt and Chopin. Filmed at the most exotic locations in Paris, London, Vienna, Rome, Berlin, St. Peterbsurg, Milan, Lake Como and Venice this film captures the magic of 19th Century Europe at the height of Romantic Age.
The soundtrack will feature state-of-the-art, master-quality surround sound piano performances, including vocal and orchestra performances in 3D binaural format with virtual 360° sound space creating amazing listening experience in the movie theater. World-class pianists, soloists and orchestras will participate in the recording of the soundtrack.
Liszt & Chopin In Paris mega-film full of beauty and historic significance produced in 3D, Real 3D, IMAX 3D, 70mm, 35mm Digital Dolby Atmos and filmed in the United States, as well as in Europe will find many familiar comparisons. We are familiar with Gone With The Wind, and Titanic –the great love story in the most tragic circumstances and one of the world's most beloved films based on historic facts. The audience for Liszt & Chopin In Paris can be found on all continents, in US, Asia and in Europe where there are millions of classical pianists and lovers of classical music. In Europe classical music is inseparable part of daily life there, and when it comes to history a mythical point in reference to great American epics like LISZT & CHOPIN IN PARIS. This great epic film will directly address the beauty, the tradition and the glory of Europe, and especially Europe’s music icons Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin considered the greatest composers and mega performers whose fame continuously grows all over the world.
Storyboarded with each scene in this epic film will directly addressing the beauty, tradition and drama of Europe, beginning with the French Revolution and the formation of modern Europe this scene portrays an idyllic evening at the Chopins with the presence of their friends Delacroix, Balzac, the Viardots, Dumas, Liszt and other iconic characters.
The house is the famous George Sand estate in Nohant on the outskirts of Paris where Frederic Chopin lived and created his amazing music.