- a Film
- by Jeroen Van der Stock
- Description (english) Stone is a short film entirely based on 15 chemically treated film stills from the remake film Diabolique, featuring Sharon Stone. It is an abstract remake of the remake of the original thriller Les Diaboliques. Stone is a radical ‘found footage’ remake of the remake Diabolique (1996) of the original French suspense thriller Les Diaboliques (1955) and simultaneously puts the spotlights back on Sharon Stone, a forgotten film goddess and perhaps the last real film diva? The images used in Stone were heavily treated with a cocktail of chemicals straight after Van der Stock obtained them as ‘film waste’ from a Belgian film distributor some 20 years ago. Upon rediscovering the box containing this waste a while back 15 film stills, featuring whatever was left of the very entrancing Sharon Stone, were selected and carefully scanned. After filming, re-framing, editing and having an original score composed by Dutch musician Reinier van Houdt the experimental short film Stone came about. Most of Van der Stock’s work stems from a fascination with the abandoned, the rejected and the dysfunctional varying from abandoned buildings (Silent Visitors), unwanted pets (Dream Box), a condemned inmate (The Execution) to malfunctioning surveillance camera footage (Night Horse) and film waste featuring a forgotten film goddess (Stone).