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CHECK-UP WITH DR. STRANGELOVE

In 1963, as Stanley Kubrick began production on Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Terry Southern completed a profile of the director for Esquire, which promply shelved it. Earlier this summer it was finally printed in Killed: Great Journalism Too Hot To Print (Nation Books), edited by David Wallis.

OUTSOURCING THE MOVIES

“Blame Canada” has been the mantra of recent years to decry the loss of domestic film production. Attorney Joseph M. Sisto takes a contrarian view, reviewing the misconceptions about runaway productions and the benefits for independent filmmakers. Plus, Leigh Dyer on Greg Spotts’s American Jobs.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Josh Zeman talks with members of the postproduction community about the latest tools transforming workflow. Plus, Scott Saunders catches up with Walter Murch.


REPORTS

Sarah Morris’s Los Angeles; Damon Wayans’s Behind the Smile; Chris Dileo’s Why Neal?; Kinji Fukasaku’s early films; The Tank; John Waters on DVD; Cinemasports and the 48 Hour Film Project; Load and Play; Strangers With Candy: The Movie.

Fall 2004 Table Of Contents

FEATURES

SEX ED.

After his award-winning biopic Gods and Monsters, writer-director Bill Condon returns to biography, examining this time the life and times of famed sexologist Alfred Kinsey. Peter Bowen talks with Condon. Plus, Susan Davis visits the Kinsey Institute.

IN VINO VERITAS

With Sideways, Alexander Payne abandons satire and his usual Midwestern milieu in favor of a tender comedy set in California wine country. It’s already being touted as a masterpiece. Matthew Ross speaks with Payne.

MIDWIFE CRISIS

Mike Leigh, the master of sly social satire with ensemble casts takes a different tack in Vera Drake by staging a loving portrait of a woman arrested for abortion in 1950. By Peter Bowen.

SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT

At just 29, David Gordon Green is proving himself to be one of American film’s most prolific and singular voices. With his third feature, Undertow, Green returns yet again to the South, but this time he gets a little nastier. Stephen Garrett speaks with Green.

WATCHING THE DETECTIVES

Maverick director David O. Russell’s “existential comedy” I Heart Huckabees is certain to be the weirdest studio-funded film of the year, if not the decade. Nathan Lee speaks with Russell.

TIME & AGAIN

Dylan Kidd, who savaged the male ego in his debut comedy, Roger Dodger, returns to explore the mysteries of the female heart in P.S. Jason Guerrasio speaks with Kidd.

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COLUMNS

IN FOCUS

Mary Glucksman profiles six independently financed features.

GAME ENGINE

Graham Leggat explores the convergence of film and games, and the creation of the epic sci-fi adventure Advent Rising.

RISKY BIZ

2929 Entertainment and the future of the Landmark theater chain. By Anne Thompson.

FEST CIRCUIT

Stephen Garrett on Toronto; Anne Thompson on Telluride; Howard Feinstein on Karlovy Vary; and Andy Bailey on CineVegas.

NY SCENE

Increasingly, independent filmmakers are workshopping films on stage, and development executives are looking to theater for new talent. Anthony Kaufman investigates.

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