Directing

  • Intravenous Video

    By definition (my own), Intravenous Video causes a physical change in the viewer, whether real or perceived. By this definition I would include any film...

  • Letters

    Austin Applauds Dear Tim, My ad in MovieMaker has brought students into my workshop from the Seattle film community. I assume I wouldn’t have met...

  • Marty and Me

    I had a chance to sit down with Dan Algrant when he was in Seattle a couple of weeks ago to talk about his just-released...

  • Are Women Psycho or is it Just Hollywood?

    I have recently noticed a disturbing trend in Hollywood cinema: the psychotic woman. The films that come to mind are Basic Instinct, The Hand That...

  • Citizen Cotten

    In the title of his autobiography Joseph Cotten said Vanity Will Get You Somewhere. Talent, and possibly vanity, took Cotten from his birthplace in Petersburg,...

  • Spielberg Finally Wins the Gold

    The Academy Award nominations have been announced, and to absolutely no one’s surprise, they were dominated by Steven Spielberg, whose Holocaust opus, Schindler’s List, brought...

  • Another Getaway

    When he died in 1977, Jim Thompson left as his legacy a handful of crime novels. Never popular during his lifetime, he died-not forgotten-but virtually...

  • Scraping Bottom

    Evil priests. Lascivious nuns. Mischievous monkeys in a graveyard. What genius dwells in the minds of low-budget moviemakers. What quirky flourishes of inspiration. What splendid...

  • Portrait of the Screenwriter as a Young Man

    I met George Wing through his girlfriend, who was working an unglamorous day job with me at a discount brokerage. He was (and still is)...

  • Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

    The Phantom Empire by Geoffrey O’Brien W W. Norton & Co., New York, 1993 $20.00 "Instead of visions modern people see movies, which wear off...