Moviemaking

  • The Making of Love, Life, and Laundry

    Stacie Isabella Turk is an independent filmmaker from Los Angeles, California. Her first short, Love, Life, and Laundry, a well-made romantic comedy...

  • Sex and Politics: Mixed Reviews

    Sex and Politics Two new books explore pre-code Hollywood reviewed by Paula Hunt Pre-code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema,...

  • Luise Rainer

    Luise Rainer in The Great Zeigfeld (1936). THE MYTH THAT WINNING the Academy Award is a jinx started with Luise Rainer. Having...

  • 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...

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