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    “Making it” in Super 8

    Once upon a time, long before commercial moviemaking became the passion of every Tom, Dick and...

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    “I Make Populist Entertainment Films:” Mike Leigh on Naked

    Like his movies, British filmmaker Mike Leigh is confrontational and acerbic, with a dark wit and...

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    Extreme Projectionist

    Dennis Nyback is EMPHATIC when he states that the Pike St. Cinema is not located in...

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    Making History Hollywood Style

    For better or worse, movies are the closest thing we’ve got to a cultural Rorshak test....

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    A Touch of Welles

    The last couple of years have been pretty good for Orson Welles, even though he hasn’t...

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    Posing at the Posies

    Chances are you live  in Seattle, so you know what moshing is. I knew, too- sort...

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    Making a Movie, Cont.

    So what do you do with 30,000 feet of film? I am supposed to keep telling...

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    Heaven and Earth More Like Purgatory

    Six Degrees of Separation Plays can be turned successfully into films. Critics seem to forget that Amadeus...

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    Letters

    17th Portland International Film Festival to Open Dear Editor: The Portland Art Museum Northwest Film Center...

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    High on Hollywood

    When I talked to Steve Wright recently he was negotiating a deal for a used helicopter...

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    Scapegoat: Hollywood

    In early December, President Clinton appealed to Hollywood’s elite to curb movie violence and "reshape America’s...

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    Joy & Luck in Hollywood

    Success doesn’t exactly come easy to Ron Bass, but Bass, the co-writer and co-producer of The...

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    McElwee’s March – Part 2

    Part 1 Ross McElwee spoke with Paula Hunt recently at the Vancouver film festival. Part One...

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    Visions From Down Under

    As anyone who has seen the movies of Kurosawa, Truffaut, or Bergman knows, great filmmakers tend...

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    Triumph and Tragedy

    In 1954 two exceptional films on organized labor were produced. Elia Kazan’s On The Waterfront worn...

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    Carlito’s Way Off

    Neptune, which has now, for better or worse, moved its art house programming into the Varsity....

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    Video Masturbation

    No, I’m not talking about the kind of self-abuse induced by Debbie Does Dallas. But video...

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    Providence Comes Through

    Part 1, Part 2 The dream began like this. I was once a little boy in...

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    Sweet Little Films

    It’s hard for Zola Mumford to watch Hollywood movies. She says there’s very little in them...

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    That’s a Wrap

    Screenplay writing was by far the most popular subject among the participants. Judging from interviews and...

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    Ross McElwee’s March

    Ross McElwee had been making his own brand of independent films for a number of years...

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