J. Lee Thompson: Times are A-Changing

June 13, 2000 // 0 Comments

Director J. Lee Thompson about the future and past of filmmaking, and his classic movies, such as “The Guns Of Navarone” and “Cape Fear” With a forty year history of filmmaking behind him, British-born director J. Lee Thompson has had one of the [...]

David Fincher: Fighting the Odds

May 23, 2000 // 0 Comments

Although he has so far directed only a handful of feature films, David Fincher has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most influential directors and a common name in many film fans’ vocabulary. Most moviegoers became familiar with the name David [...]

Peter Hyams: Pitting Arnold Against the Devil

March 22, 2000 // 0 Comments

Over his 22 year career Peter Hyams has directed many big league movie stars and he has also ventured into different genres with ease. In his latest movie however, he is taking on some of the biggest heavyweights the movie business has to offer—Arnold [...]

Renny Harlin: Swimming With Sharks

December 20, 1999 // 0 Comments

With “Deep Blue Sea”, Finnish director Renny Harlin took a plunge into effect’s heavy waters and also returned to his roots in the horror genre. With nice regularity filmmakers try their skills on shark movies, a genre that has never died since [...]

Lance Weiler: The Fact About The Last Broadcast

December 9, 1999 // 0 Comments

While all eyes were directed towards this year’s indie surprise hit, “The Blair Witch Project” two young filmmakers were looking at each other in amazement, trying to fathom what had just happened to them. Hadn’t they created a film two years [...]

Werner Herzog: The Real Fitzcarraldo

November 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

Werner Herzog is one of the few directors who truly inflect themselves in their work. Instead of visually interpreting someone else’s work, Herzog decided early on in his career as a filmmaker that it was important for him to have full control over [...]

David J. Skal: Hollywood Gothic

October 13, 1999 // 0 Comments

Bela Lugosi’s impersonation of “Dracula”, Boris Karloff as the “Frankenstein” creature, Lon Chaney Jr. as the “Wolf Man”, all these images have become part of our popular culture to the point that even children are familiar with their [...]

Robert Englund: Life After Freddy

September 7, 1999 // 0 Comments

At a time when the stalker movie had been exploited to all extends and the image of mute, shambling, vicious killers had been burned into our consciousness to the point of exhaustion, a new kid entered the block. ?The year is 1984 and the time was right [...]

Harold Ramis: Anatomy of a Comedian

August 6, 1999 // 0 Comments

With most people the name Harold Ramis probably doesn’t ring a bell instantaneously, but if you ask them to go back a few years to a movie called “Ghostbusters”, most start to remember. Harold Ramis was playing Dr. Egon Spengler in Ivan Reitman’s [...]
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