Moviemaking

  • Steady as He Goes

    When it’s released, the low-budget Seattle feature House of the Rising, currently in post production, will break new ground by being the...

  • Roman Keeps on Rolling

    I was fifteen the year Roman Polanski’s Chinatown came to the screen. My grandmother had been a dancer in the Hollywood of...

  • Peter Coyote is Not P.C.

    "Eternity for me began one fall day in Paris…" So speaks Peter Coyote’s latest character, Oscar, in Roman Polanski’s Bitter Moon. His...

  • Grant’s a Hugh Success

    Easier? Why? Grant slips into a "DeNiro-esque” street twang for this answer.  "Well, you know Americans are kinda looser, you know. ‘Hey-...

  • The Movies are Shrinking

    Here I am, in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, where Hollywood has spent the last week throwing one of its...

  • Bit Men and Hitmen

    You know they’re part their prime when a Roger Corman movie receives a degree of critical acclaim, Diane Ladd ends up in...

  • Intravenous Video

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

  • Bullets as a Gimmick

    “You want what?” The voice on the other end of the phone asked, politely, but obviously taken aback. "Some spent bullets," I...

  • Letters

    Austin Applauds Dear Tim, My ad in MovieMaker has brought students into my workshop from the Seattle film community. I assume I...

  • 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...