What do you think of a film made from a blind man’s perspective? By that I mean a completely black screen all the way through the film — which means a dialogue heavy film.
Do you believe this would be a good short film or would it be to dull for the viewer?
— Lewis Dickson
Lewis, welcome to the world of experimental film, where you invite mocking simply based on hubris.
Yes, you can make this film — though many would argue it’s simply a radio play. Derek Jarman’s Blue had a similar conceit: “Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman’s experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of the meanings associated with the colour blue.” (IMDb)
The real question is how far you want to carry your capital-a Art. I’d argue that the strongest artistic statement would be to have an acclaimed D.P. like Russell Carpenter shoot 70 millimeter film with the lens cap on.
I know Russell. I’d be happy to ask him for you.