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This Week's Lobby Cards: FANTASTIC VOYAGE (1966)


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Our First Feature Film:
  STEVE VERTLIEB: The Man Who "Saved" The Movies ...

Bear Mann / TunePlay Film Music ...

Flying Bear Film School - Cinema Craft Documentaries
(Under Revision)

Flying Bear Film Morgue - Cinema Shorts & Esoterica
(Under Revision)

"The Grindhouse": With Craig & Jim - Cinema Podcast Series



EPISODE:  "I LOVE THE 80s"
  (Craig, Jim and screenwriter guests Neil Gaughan and Josh Coffman, discuss how TOP GUN,
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, 48HRS and more defined what many consider "Hollywood's 2nd Golden Age")


(73 mins)

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New Trailers incl ...
  



 
THE EXPENDABLES 3 ...  THE GIVER  ... 
  FOUND  ...  SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR ...
  ARE YOU HERE?  ...  KABBALAH ME  ...  FOUND  ...
  WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL  ...  CANOPY ...
  THE CONGRESS  ...  THE NOVEMBER MAN ...
  CANTINFLAS  ...  THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD  ...
  LAST WEEKEND  ...  MYSTERY ROAD  ...
  INTO THE WOODS ...  INTERSTELLAR ... 
  HOBBIT: BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES  ...
more ...

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Access Hollywood
(Daily Entertainment Industry Updates)

 




                                    
              

(8/18/14) 
 
"NINJA TURTLES" CONTINUES HARD SHELLING #1;
"GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY" WATCHES OVER #2;
"LET'S BE COPS", "THE EXPENDABLES 3" AND
     "THE GIVER" ROUND OUT TOP 5         



1) TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - $28.52   2) GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - $25.12  
3) LET'S BE COPS - $17.81  4) THE EXPENDABLES 3 - $15.88   5) THE GIVER - $12.31
    

(more at BoxOffice Mojo)



Popcorn: With Rolling Stone's Peter Travers



(More at POPCORN: With Peter Travers)
 


"The Man Who 'Saved' The Movies" Documentary Feature
Work-In-Progress Film Excerpt

  VERTLIEB, MORA, CLEMENS - WITHIN "THE BEAST WITHIN"
(Dir. Phillipe Mora, actor Paul Clemens and film historian - our own Steve Vertlieb, look back
 at the start of their 30 + year friendship on the set of the cult classic THE BEAST WITHIN)


(15 mins.)

(More at MAN WHO "SAVED" THE MOVIES Documentary Film Channel YouTube)



The Grindhouse / GullCottage Buried Treasure of the Week
Weekly Mini-Podcast: with Craig Jamison


   ATLANTIS (2001) - End Of A Grand Era
(From the directors of BEAUTY & THE BEAST;  with FIREFLY / THE AVENGERS writer Joss Whedon
and design by HELLBOY's Mike Mignola, ATLANTIS was a masterpiece which failed to catch -
therefore signaling the end of traditional animation at the "Mouse House")

(28 mins)



(more at THE GRINDHOUSE: With Craig & Jim)



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  Summer / 2014
SPOTLIGHTS



                                          SPOTLIGHT - THE INHERENT POWER OF GENRE:
                  "PO-TA-TO" / "PO-TAH-TO" ...
“GOJIRA” (ゴジラ) / “GODZILLA” -
     REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU PRONOUNCE IT, HE'LL ALWAYS BE KING!
                                                                                                                                                     by CEJ


    
Wanting to create a film in the vein of Cooper / Schoedsack's KING KONG and Harryhausen's THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, Akira Kurosawa's lifelong friend and filmic compadre, Ishirō Honda, would in respects outdo them with 1954's GODZILLA - an apocalyptic epic making subtle (and not so) references to Hiroshima and the "Lucky Dragon #5" nuclear tragedy.  Over a half century later the "King of the Monsters" still fascinates young and old; genre fanboys and cineastes alike.  In the most exhaustive online history of Godzilla in particular (and the "kaiju" film in general) you're likely to find, we present our multi-media treatise (incl. film clips, video interviews and music excerpts) on the world's favorite mutated lizard.  Incls. our NO SPOILERS review of Gareth Edwards' 2014 GODZILLA reboot.   



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                          SPOTLIGHT - TUNEPLAY FILM MUSIC YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
                                                                      "BLUE CITY" (1986) - RY COODER


   
    
     With an impressive cinematic pedigree including a critically acclaimed novel by Ross Macdonald as it's source, a screenplay by pulp maestro Walter Hill, and direction by future Paramount studio production head Michelle Manning, 1986's BLUE CITY was surprisingly to all far from a critical or financial darling upon initial release - tying at that year's "Golden Rasberry Awards" for "Worst Picture" with HOWARD THE DUCK and UNDER THE CHERRY MOON. 


     Interestingly however,  just as with HOWARD (scored by John Barry) and CHERRY MOON (with songs by Prince), BLUE CITY's musical contribution - courtesy of legendary multi-award winning guitarist / vocalist / composer Ry Cooder, would emerge as a bonafied classic apart from the film to which it was attached.  Our TunePlay overview includes a 15 min. suite from Cooder's long out of print score as well as an accompanying mini-essay on the creation of both the film and it's music - a still impressive powerhouse combo of blues, soul, R&B, rock and world beat.


 
 

                                                                                            

SPOTLIGHT- THE WRITE STUFF:
"RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK": STORY CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPTS
LUCAS, SPIELBERG AND KASDAN (JAN. 23 - JAN. 27, 1978

 


      Movie buffs know the story: on the opening weekend of the original STAR WARS, George Lucas - a nervous wreck after his film's troubled production shoot, was vacationing in Hawaii with good friend Steven Spielberg as the first days box office results came in for his galactic opus ... exceeding expectations!  Able to relax for the first time in months he asked Spielberg - who had just completed his own soon-to-become classic CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, what he had next on his creative agenda.  And when Spielberg replied he’d always wanted to direct a James Bond film, Lucas knew the time was right to pull his thriller-diller cliffhanger treatment, entitled RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, out from his sleeve.
 


 
      In an attempt to hone in on the proper tone for their film, Lucas and Spielberg brought in “hot new kid on the block” screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (later to stake his own claim as writer / director of THE BIG CHILL and SILVERADO), and the three met for a four day brainstorming session, tossing in everything but the proverbial kitchen sink to hash out RAIDERS' now legendary narrative.  Having tape recorded their creative "jam session" it was later transcribed, and copies have since become the much sought after "Holy Grail" (heh! heh!) of writers and film fans alike.   We present it to you (in downloadable PDF format) along with video interviews of Lucas, Spielberg and Kasdan discussing the famous "pow wow", the casting of Harrison Ford, the little seen Tom Selleck "Indy" screen test and more.  



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SPOTLIGHT - MUSINGS AND RAMBLINGS:

"ARE THERE ANY N**GERS HERE TONIGHT?"
QUENTIN, SPIKE, "DJANGO", AND THE CINEMATIC
HISTORY OF THE ALMIGHTY "N" WORD - PT. 1
by CEJ
                             

    
The most successful film of Quentin Tarantino's career, DJANGO UNCHAINED has taken a slew of international awards (including two Oscars) and worldwide box office in excess of $400 million.  It's also managed to be the most polarizing entry in the catalog of an already controversial director known for paying homage to his beloved 70s era blaxploitation films with liberal sprinklings of the "N" word throughout his scripts.  Coupled with the subject of America's slavery past, the Caucasian film maker has found himself the object of criticism (and physical threats) by some members of the black community while being praised by others. 


     The first half of our in-depth two-part examination of DJANGO UNCHAINED not only delves into the film's cinematic roots and inspiration (everything from "Spaghetti" Westerns to 70s era black sagebrush actioners like SOUL SOLDIER and BOSS NIGGER), but also takes a retrospective look at the history of controversial ethnic humor as social weapon (via Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce), and the history of the black cinema movement, from groundbreaking silents of Oscar Micheaux to the classics of Gordon Parks and Melvin Van Peebles, up to the modern films of Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua and more.


                                  * This article contains language, film and audio which some may find objectionable 


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                                                       SPOTLIGHT - ARTICLES ARCHIVE:
                                                                20/20 FUTURE VISION: THE 20 BEST 
                                         
SCIENCE FICTION
FILMS OF THE PAST 20 YEARS




     To have the audacity to proclaim “The 20 Best Science Fiction Films Of The Past 20 Years” is a rather sweeping statement, we agree.  But hey, someone’s gotta do it.  It’s also a very subjective hedge of prickly thorns as, a) everyone has a varying opinion as to what defines “good” science fiction, and b) many amongst that same group of debaters have just as many passionate views as to what constitutes “science fiction” in the first place.  Nevertheless we submit for your approval this (hopefully) entertaining list.  We know everyone won’t be pleased with all our selections.  But we figure if you concur with half, then we’re doin' okay. 


     Wait till the the top 20 Sci Fi-ers of ALL TIME!




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                                     SHORT TERM MEMORY or "WHY THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BOND FAN WAS WASN'T AS THRILLED AS HE
SHOULD HAVE BEEN BY 'SKYFALL''S FIVE OSCAR NOMINATIONS"
by CEJ 

   
       Unanimously praised around the world as one of the best entries in the 50 year history of the Bond film franchise (and we agree!), SKYFALL also managed to become the all time highest grossing 007 epic ever, as well as the most critically acclaimed; making off with a panoply of international filmic awards, including five nominations (and two wins) from the Motion Picture Academy.  So just why then are we bothered by all that awards attention? 


     Perhaps the awards acknowledgement is indicative of a current industry trend wherein certain films - large or small / studio or independent / deserving or not - only receive that attention after having already achieved a degree of critical, financial and / or public awareness.   As such many well deserving films of high technical and artistic merit (including previous Bonds along with smaller fare such as BOYZ 'N THE HOOD)
fall between the cracks and are shut out by incorrectly preconceived notions ... as well as a little old fashioned cinema snobbery.  Take a look; you just may find yourself agreeing with our little theory. 


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SPOTLIGHT - ON THE DOWNBEAT:
JERRY GOLDSMITH & MICHAEL CRICHTON:
A MATCH FROM THE GODS IN CINEMA HEAVEN




      Film is replete with artistic “marriages” - among them, composer / director collaborations such as Bernard Herrmann / Alfred Hitchcock (PSYCHO, NORTH BY NORTHWEST) and John Williams / Steven Spielberg.  Odd though that, even among film and music aficionados, one of the most prolific of pairings is one of the least lauded - the seven time "hook up" of legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith (CHINATOWN, THE OMEN) with equally legendary novelist / director  MICHAEL CRICHTON on films as diverse as COMA, THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY, RUNAWAY and CONGO.  We seek to right that with a detailed retrospective (including music and film clips) of their numerous creative "mash-ups" beginning with 1972's TV movie PURSUIT and concluding with the ill fated TIMELINE (2003) - their final collaboration shortly before the passing of both men.


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SPOTLIGHT - CINEMATOGRAPHY / EDITING:
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY HASKELL WEXLER -
"WHO NEEDS SLEEP?" (2006)


     Most in the film business aren't rich superstars like those of "MTV Cribs", but rather electricians, set builders, etc. raising families, paying mortgages, and working hellishly long hard hours to do so.  A long proponent of fair on-set working conditions, Oscar winning cinematographer / documentarian Haskell Wexler (MEDIUM COOL,  ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST) was spurred to greater action upon the death of cameraman Brent Herschmann, who fell asleep at the wheel trying to make it home to his children after a 19 hr. shift on the film PLEASANTVILLE.   Wexler's 2006 WHO NEEDS SLEEP? features interviews with cinematographer / directors (incl. FIELD OF DREAMS' John Lindley and LETHAL WEAPON's Richard Donner) as well as commentary by Billy Crystal, Julia Roberts and others on the (still controversial) subject of safe industry conditions.  Watch it then ask, "When does the drive to be #1 become counterproductive?". 



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                                                SPOTLIGHT - THE FILMMAKERS TALK:
        "WATCH THE SKIES - SCIENCE FICTION, THE 1950s, AND US" (2005)




     Film critic, journalist, cinema historian & documentarian Richard Schickel queries four of the most successful genre film makers in history (Steven Spielberg - E.T., JURASSIC PARK;  Ridley Scott - ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER; George Lucas - the STAR WARS sextet; and James Cameron - THE TERMINATOR, AVATAR) as to how a handful of classic science fiction films influenced them from childhood into their present day work.  And not high brow epics like 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, mind you, but rather humble 1950s-era Saturday matinee / drive-in movie fodder such as THEM!, FORBIDDEN PLANET, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, INVADERS FROM MARS, DESTINATION MOON, ROCKETSHIP X-M and more.  Fire up the popcorn, kick back for an hour and enjoy a grand ride through film history for fanboys and general buffs alike.


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SPOTLIGHT: GALLERIES:
MORPHEUS INCOGNITO: ARTIST WAYNE BARLOWE
AND HIS INFLUENCE ON THE MODERN FILM


     "Really good drugs or a really bad childhood?".  Any creative individual who’s produced but one thing remotely construed as “dark”, has heard it; ... and few more than Wayne Barlowe.  World renowned for his elegant, lush (and yes! disturbing) series of "Hell World" paintings, Barlowe's imagination has not only for the past 20 years seized the imaginations of the art world, but that of film.  He's directly contributed to the concept designs of hits such as HELLBOY 2, BLADE 2, TITAN A.E., the HARRY POTTER series, and AVATAR.  But the "Barlowe aesthetic" has also been of great influence on PAN'S LABYRINTH, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN and many more.  Join us on a fascinating one of a kind trip through "Barlowe's Inferno" - a gallery collection of over two dozen of his most acclaimed original paintings and just as many film images inspired by them.  

Also enjoy the mini-doc presentation "AN INTERVIEW WITH WAYNE BARLOWE"
     
 


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SPOTLIGHT -
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Summer / 2014
                                                                          
ONLINE MAGAZINE



VIEWS ON FILM:
24 FRAMES - WITH STEVE VERTLIEB

"JERSEY BOYS" - EASTWOOD'S LOVING ANTHEM TO
MUSICAL CRAFT CHALLENGES ARTISTS TO "WALK LIKE A MAN"




THE GULLCOTTAGE TV NETWORK LAUNCHES
SUMMER / FALL 2015

      ... And over the next few months the hosts of our first slate of online shows (dedicated to cinema fashion, novels to film, film music, 80s Cinema and more) will be introduced via regular written columns here at the GullCottage online magazine. Our dear friend - film historian Steve Vertlieb (subject of our MAN WHO "SAVED" THE MOVIES documentary film), kicks things off with his new column 24 FRAMES.



  
     The announcement that Clint Eastwood, one of America’s most important and influential directors, would helm the film version of the hit Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS seemed to lend new credibility and respect to the planned production.  Admiration for the acclaimed Oscar winning director added an important pedigree to the presentation that it hadn’t, perhaps, enjoyed before.  Anticipation for the film became infectious, as Eastwood’s adulation for jazz and popular music had become legendary in both the film and music communities.
 



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BY THE BOOK! / BUY THE BOOK? - REVIEWS:
                          
"OLD WORLD POLITICS, NEW WORLD PROPHECY -
                          UNDERSTANDING DAVID LYNCH’S INLAND EMPIRE"


     
    
Books (as well as documentaries or features) purporting to “reveal”, “explain” or “decipher” the meaning of another, engage in tricky business, as often a “nebulus” narrative (in film for example) will be intentionally so, deliberately leaving “space” wherein each member of the audience can “fill in the blanks” with material from the stewing soup of their own subconscious.  Then ... there are the later day "non-linear narrative" films of David Lynch - LOST HIGHWAY (1997), MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2001) and INLAND EMPIRE (2006).  Deliberately cryptic and symbolic, cineastes have debated their meaning for years. 

      We inaugurate our "BUY THE BOOK! BUY THE BOOK?" review section with a look at Michael T. Lidstone's 2010 e-book OLD WORLD POLITICS, NEW WORLD PROPHECY - UNDERSTANDING DAVID LYNCH'S INLAND EMPIRE.  As a bonus afterward we present the author's personal comments regarding our review.  Check it out then inaugurate your own discussion on our Facebook page.  
 
                                                                                                                            
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THE FILMMAKERS TALK - SERIES:
INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, LIFE AFTER FILM SCHOOL,
POST MORTEM WITH MICK GARRIS

     For film students and casual buffs alike, check out our growing catalog of cinema-centric TV / web interview series streamed to your laptop, desktop or portable device. Enjoy Bravo's ever popular INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO (now entering it's 18th year!), Fox Movie Channel's wonderfully candid LIFE AFTER FILM SCHOOL (wherein current film school students query working directors, writers, producers, and actors on the "realities of the film industry vs. textbook expectations), and POST MORTEM WITH MICK GARRIS - with screenwriter/director/ producer/TV show runner Mick Garris (THE STAND, MASTERS OF HORROR) sitting down to "chit chat" with contemporary legends of the horror genre including Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Frank Darabont, Rob Zombie and others. New episodes added regularly.
 
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THE INHERENT POWER OF GENRE: PT 4 -
"AND THE BAND PLAYED ON": BABY BOOMER ANGST,
THE 1970s, AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE GENRE FILM



      If the 1960s was the adolescence of America's short history, then the 1970s surely saw it's maturation. The Baby Boomers had come of age, had children of their own, and evolved into the family heads and political and  corporate leadership they'd protested the previous decade.   Filled with guilt over a youth filled with excess and a fear over the present state of government and the eroding environment, their collective subconscious (abetted by the crash of the film industry "studio system" and the rise of a new breed of gritty New Age filmmaker) would find ventilation in a series of gritty horror classics concerning the internal dysfunction of the American family (ROSEMARY'S BABY, THE EXORCIST, CARRIE) and an equally stark and harrowing run of dystopian sci fiers (ROLLERBALL, LOGAN'S RUN, SOYLENT GREEN) asking not only whether this was a world in which one would want to bring a child, but rather within a few years "Would there even be a world to bring that child into?".     
        
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 Summer / 2014
FILMS

  THE EVIL DEAD (1981)





      While the phrase "like a bat outta hell!" was coined over one hundred years ago, one suspects it was done so by a shaman or soothsayer who'd glanced into the future and caught a "sneak peek advanced screening" of an experimental 1981 low budget horror "opus" called THE EVIL DEAD.  Produced and filmed by a neophyte Michigan film maker - aided and abetted by a group of friends on (and with) an almost literal shoestring, the "little movie that could" (about a of group of Spring breakers who unwittingly unleash a cabal of demons into the secluded woods) would go on to make it's debut at the Cannes Film Festival where it would manage to impress and scare the livin' hell out of horror legend Stephen King.   It would become a worldwide financial success as well as the first "multi-platform" film release.  It would evolve into a bonafied franchise, spawning two popular and critically acclaimed sequels, a line of video games, a series of comic books, and a much anticipated 2013 remake.  It would go down in history as one of the most popular cult films of all time ... .   And oh yes, it would also launch the careers of writer / director Sam Raimi (DARKMAN, the original SPIDER-MAN trilogy, OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL), actor Bruce Campbell (THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTRY JR., BUBBA HO-TEP, CARS 2), and even those ever ubiquitous Coen Bros. - Joel & Ethan.

     Before you head out to see the remake / reboot by Fede Alvarez - which was produced by Raimi and Campbell, by the way! - check out (or reacquaint yourself with) the original 1981 classic: a living cinematic fever dream if there ever was one!  





BURIED TREASURES:
"WOLFEN": LEADING THE PACK AS
THE FIRST, BEST, AND ONLY TRUE
POLITICAL THRILLER



      The only narrative fiction film from documentary director Michael Wadleigh (WOODSTOCK),  WOLFEN roared from cinema screens in the summer of 1981, seized the jugular of a nation in the midst of a conservative political turn, and reminded it that, even as the economy appeared to be in an upswing, there were still many falling through the cracks and now being used as stepping stones for a smaller percentage of the privileged. 


     A clever "mash-up" of CSI police procedural and "jump out of your seat" horror,
WOLFEN follows the investigation of NYPD Homicide Detective Dewey Wilson (Albert Finney) as he attempts to unravel the mystery behind the slasher murder (perpetrated by man or supernatural animal / man being?) of a Donald Trump-esque real estate magnate - a killing with terrorist ramifications for the entire (pre 9/11) city of New York.  C
ouching it's treatise in an historical reminiscence of controversial U.S. / Native American relations, Wadleigh's film would find itself at the center of a media debate concerning it's "leftist" message as well as end up a chess piece in the immediate financial future of the recently minted (and in need of a hit) Orion Pictures film studio. 


     
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   "A PRAYER FOR THE DYING" -
TROUBLE DEPICTING "THE TROUBLES"



      Cinema darling or box office bomb? To which category a film finds itself relegated over the years can often be less a matter of it’s quality as much as timing.  2001: A SPACE ODYESSY, Disney’s FANTASIA, and BLADE RUNNER (all financial and critical failures during their initial runs) are proof.  Such was (is) the case with Mike Hodges’ 1987 thriller A PRAYER FOR THE DYING.  While perhaps not in the same “classics” category as “2001 / FANTASIA”, it’s cinematic cred has increased over the last 25 years, going from a film so under-appreciated it was originally disowned by it’s director and star, to a gem now seen as a fulcrum shift point which would make it acceptable for future films to address controversial political ideas within the context of a rip-roaring pulp thriller.  Later smashes such as the Tom Clancy adaptations (PATRIOT GAMES, etc.) are in it’s debt.

     DYING starred the trio of Mickey Rourke (at the apex of his 1980's career), Bob Hoskins, and the legendary Alan Bates in the story of an IRA hit man fed up with “the life of violence” and seeking to quit - the ramifications of which affect many including a reform minded parish priest at odds with the local mob boss.  Join us as we take an intriguing journey into the making of this one-of-a-kind film which to this day still raises heated debate among it's fans and just as many detractors. 

    
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Summer / 2014
LIBRARY SHELVES


MORE INTERACTIVE ARTICLES, DOWNLOADABLE VIDEO/AUDIO PROFILES, INTERVIEWS AND LINKS, INCL ...




* THE ACTORS TALK: In a series of roundtable-style discussion / interviews, the most acclaimed performers of the day candidly "drop dime" on the ups, downs, demands and craft of their profession.  Incl. THR's 2011 Awards Season Roundtable. New material added regularly ... (go) 





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In THE DOWNBEAT IN CONCERT, Nic Raine and The City of Prague Philharmonic present a new rendition of Poledouris' CONAN THE DESTROYER; Mark Snow leads a tribute performance of Goldsmith's STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE; Morricone conducts orchestra & choir:THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY ... (go)  






* Costume Designer Leesa Evans (STIR OF ECHOES, GET HIM     TO THE GREEK) discusses dressing six very different characters for humor in BRIDESMAIDS (2011) ... (go)





* New screenplay downloads available - pdf format:
TRUE GRIT
(2010), TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (2011), JANE EYRE (2011), PUBLIC ENEMIES (2009),
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2010), more ... (go)  
        






* "TIMEWASTERS" - FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMS:
 ON THE FUNNY - humorous shorts incl. "100 GREATEST MOVIE INSULTS OF ALL TIME" compilation, and more ...
ON THE FRINGE - important shorts from influential filmmakers incl.
Andrew Thomas Huang's 2012 Slamdance Award Winner,
SOLIPSIST...
(go)


And much more ...


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