Moviemaking

  • Making History Hollywood Style

    For better or worse, movies are the closest thing we’ve got to a cultural Rorshak test. Like Rorshak’s inkblots, movies are infinitely interpretable, and the...

  • A Touch of Welles

    The last couple of years have been pretty good for Orson Welles, even though he hasn’t been around to enjoy them. Following the discovery of...

  • Posing at the Posies

    Chances are you live  in Seattle, so you know what moshing is. I knew, too- sort of. Moshing, I discovered, is a kinder, gentler slam...

  • Making a Movie, Cont.

    So what do you do with 30,000 feet of film? I am supposed to keep telling you something about the process of making a feature-length...

  • High on Hollywood

    When I talked to Steve Wright recently he was negotiating a deal for a used helicopter from New Mexico. "How much do one of these...

  • Letters

    17th Portland International Film Festival to Open Dear Editor: The Portland Art Museum Northwest Film Center would like to remind our friends in the Puget...

  • Scapegoat: Hollywood

    In early December, President Clinton appealed to Hollywood’s elite to curb movie violence and "reshape America’s cultural values." The President, calling himself a moviegoer "almost...

  • Joy & Luck in Hollywood

    Success doesn’t exactly come easy to Ron Bass, but Bass, the co-writer and co-producer of The Joy Luck Club and Significant Other, is not one...

  • McElwee’s March – Part 2

    Part 1 Ross McElwee spoke with Paula Hunt recently at the Vancouver film festival. Part One of this interview ran in our December issue. MM:...

  • Visions From Down Under

    As anyone who has seen the movies of Kurosawa, Truffaut, or Bergman knows, great filmmakers tend to leave not only a personal stamp on their...