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SLUSH PILE

Todd Longwell reports on unsolicited screenplays and the new screenplay consulting services.

FEAR FACTORY

In these notes towards a digital cinema, producer and director Jason Kliot argues that true auteurism is linked to the success of the DV revolution.

LET THERE BE LIGHT

Does shooting DV mean you don’t need lights? Marty Veselich finds out.

HOLLYWOOD OR BUST

Burgen Swanson dares to ask the question, “What if your producer goes bankrupt?”

SOUND ADVICE

Whereas a digital audio track was once considered a luxury for independent film, now it is increasingly becoming the standard. Martin Südderman reports.

MOTHMAN VISUALBASICS

Production designer Richard Hoover explains the complex conceptual collaboration that went into designing Mark Pellington’s new feature, The Mothman Prophecies.

RISKY BUSINESS

Mary Glucksman examines the theatrical fortunes of Sundance’s Class of 2001.


REPORTS

FILM BUFF

The Work of Matt McCormick.

WOMEN'S STUDIES

Peggy Ahwesh and Bobby Abate’s Certain Women.

SPOONFUL OF SUGAR...

Fernanda Rossi, the Docu Doctor.

FLOWER POWER

Eammon Bowles’s new company, Magnolia Pictures.

THE BEAST WITHIN

Rick Castro’s Plushies and Furries.

BAND ON THE RUN

Sam Jones’s I Am Trying To Break Your Heart

SECOND-ACT INTERMISSION

Craig Singer’s A Good Night to Die.

ABOUT TIME

Tsai Ming-liang’s What Time Is It There?

NOT IN MY LIVING ROOM

Taschen’s The Christy Report.

ON A ROLL

Criterion DVDs.

CINEMART 2002

STRIP SEARCH

James Dale Robinson’s Comic Book Villians.

THE SHORT LIST

The best new short films.


Winter 2002 Table Of Contents

FEATURES

HELLO, BOLLY

American independent film and India’s Bollywood would appear to be worlds apart, but India-born New Yorker Mira Nair comedically joins the two in her buoyant new Monsoon Wedding. Peter Bowen reports.

SUPER NATURAL

Buried within the horror genre, Larry Fessenden has been quietly producing smart indie films for years. His new Wendigo may be his breakout picture. Travis Crawford talks with Fessenden.

SANDS OF TIME

In Gerry, director Gus Van Sant journeys with Matt Damon and Casey Affleck into uncharted worlds of independent cinema. Scott Macaulay talks with Van Sant about time, art films, and the desert.

BEGINNER’S LUCK

It’s never easy making a first film, but Sundance is full of them. Here are four tales of filmmakers making their festival debuts.

END OF THE ROAD

Alfonso Cuarón’s road movie Y Tu Mamá También depicts the emotional journey of adolescence, even as it detours the director from his Hollywood career trajectory. By Peter Bowen.

THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE

Ray Pride talks with Jill Sprecher about her smart and philosophical cinematic meditation on happiness, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing.

NECESSARY ILLUSIONS

Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman reflects on the production of his most recent feature, Chronicles of Love and Pain. Introduction by James Schamus.

VOD CALENDAR

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COLUMNS

WARES

Scott Saunders burns his own movies.

IN FOCUS

Mary Glucksman profiles six new feature films in production.

LOAD+PLAY

Martin Südderman on a trio from Godard; Scooter McCrae on The Dogs of War and Kiss Me Deadly in their unheralded “director’s cut” editions

IN PRINT

Ray Pride on Digital Babylon; Scott Macaulay on A World History of Film.

THE SUPER

FEST CIRCUIT

Tod Booth on the Vancouver International Film Festival; Liz Ogilvie on the Hawaii International Film Festival; and Ray Pride on the Chicago Underground and International Thessaloniki film festivals.

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