Moviemaking

  • Peter Ustinov

    David Niven, George Kennedy and Peter Ustinov in Death on the Nile (1978). During the ’60s, Peter Ustinov was a Renaissance man...

  • Edward Dmytryk

    Directing in the early 60s. EDWARD DMYTRYK’S 53 MOVIES reflect the spectrum of the American experience. He tackled prejudice and mass psychology,...

  • A New Wave of Film Festivals

    Festivals are popping up everywhere and redefining their traditional roles. But some seem more interested in exploitation than exhibition. People cry in...

  • No Compromise: The Legacy of Stanley Kubrick

    Stanley Kubrick was a living legend. He was a film director who invented himself. Positioned between the directors of the Hollywood studio...

  • State of the Art of F/X

    Diana Giorgiutti supervised special effects on The Matrix. Jurassic Park’s credits indicate no fewer than four effects supervisors, each assigned to various...

  • Film Schools at the Millennium

    Director Steve Rodriguez, Los Angeles City College When I began teaching film in 1976 at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design, the...

  • MM Notebook

    You are one lucky reader, because if our demographic studies are correct, chances are excellent that you are now, or soon will...

  • The Making of Men In Scoring Position

    Men in Scoring Position was conceived in the winter of 1995, shortly after the city of Seattle was transformed by the Mariners’...

  • Amerikan Passport

    Amerikan Passport (16mm color, 82 mins) is the riveting and thoughtful chronicle of three years of shoestring travel by Seattle native Reed...

  • Shooting Stars, Part II (The Women)

    MARK MY WORDS: there will come a time in Hollywood, and it won’t be long,  when the whole "gender thing’ is history....