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The Making of Arena
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video by Duran Duran
Released 1985
2004 (DVD)
Recorded 1984
Format DVD, LaserDisc, VHS video
Genre Documentary
Length 50 minutes
Label EMI, PMI
Director(s) Paul Berrow
Russell Mulcahy (tracks: Arena)
Producer(s) Michael Berrow
Phil McDonald
Duran Duran

The Making of Arena is a documentary video by Duran Duran, released by EMI-PMI in 1985.

About the video[]

The video takes an informative look at the behind the scenes work of the creative process involved in making the movie Arena ( An Absurd Notion) also released in 1985.

This video was directed by Paul Berrow, co-manager of Duran Duran who was also co-produced the video with Phil McDonald.

The Making of Arena reveals how each member of Duran Duran contributed ideas and how after two years work and a one million pound budget, a sci-fi movie was created through the fusion of extraordinary sets, stunning costumes, original dance sequences and visual effects. The video helps to explain the director of Arena (An Absurd Notion) movie Russell Mulcahy's motto "if I can imagine it, then I can film it".

It was priginally released worldwide in 2 formats, VHS video and LaserDisc, with a later DVD version including both Arena (An Absurd Notion) and The Making of Arena, plus bonus extras.

Track listing[]

  1. Introduction
  2. Concept and Windmills
  3. Costumes, Choreography and Make-up
  4. Hanging Around With Robots
  5. Milo and Stilts
  6. Blowing It All Up


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