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Interview with Monte Hellman

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< p>  ROAD TO NOWHERE (2010) premiered at the 2010 Venice Film Festival and since then has screened in prestigious festivals around the world, its latest at the Copenhagen Film Festival, CPHPIX, 2011. Monte has won numerous awards throughout his career and was recently guest of honor at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2011.  When I went to interview Monte at his home in Los Angeles, tucked in the sundrenched hills of Laurel Canyon, not only did I have the ...

Interview with Monte Hellman (Road to nowhere)

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ROAD TO NOWHERE (2010) premiered at the 2010 Venice Film Festival and since then has screened in prestigious festivals around the world, its latest at the Copenhagen Film Festival, CPHPIX, 2011. Monte has won numerous awards throughout his career and was recently guest of honor at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2011. When I went to interview Monte at his home in Los Angeles, tucked in the sundrenched hills of Laurel Canyon, not only did I have the privilege of screenin...

Christian Friedel on 'The White Ribbon'

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Interview with Christian Friedel from 'The White Ribbon' (2009)   Today I have the privilege to share with you a much anticipated interview for me...Christian Friedel from the award winning sensational film by director Michael Haneke, ‘The White Ribbon' (2009) (German: Das weiße Band, Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte), a dark story filmed in black and white about a German village in pre-World War I and the almost supernatural forces bubbling beneath the surface during this key time in...

Interview with Christian Friedel on 'The White Ribbon'

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Christian Friedel from 'The White Ribbon' (2009) Today I have the privilege to share with you a much anticipated interview for me...Christian Friedel from the award winning sensational film by director Michael Haneke, ‘The White Ribbon' (2009) (German: Das weiße Band, Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte), a dark story filmed in black and white about a German village in pre-World War I and the almost supernatural forces bubbling beneath the surface during this key time in German history. From...

Actors Go Behind The Camera

 Wednesday, August 22--------Oscar nominated actor Ethan Hawke and fellow thespian Justin Theroux are two of the latest actors  who have gone behind the cameras for their latest films. Hawke has adapted his own novel THE HOTTEST STATE for a wide screen version that had its world premiere at last year's Venice Film Festival. The film stars Mark Webber as a New York city actor (originally from Texas) who falls desperately in love with a singer (played by Oscar nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno, w...

LYNCH. Behind the curtain: the artist at work shows in Cannes

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 A film that gives us a rare glimpse into the fascinating mind of the man who created such visionary classics as Eraserhead, Mullholland Drive, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Wild At Heart, The Elephant Man and more…Compiled from over two years of footage, the film is an intimate portrait of Lynch’s creative process as he completes his latest film, INLAND EMPIRE. We are with him as he discovers the beauty in ideas, leading us on a journey through the abstract which ultimately unveils his cinemati...

CAREER RETROSPECTIVE: THE DAVID LYNCH FILMOGRAPHY (SECTION 3)

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While "Blue Velvet" could be the most structurally complete Lynchian vision, "Wild at Heart" could be considered his most accesible. For me, this is the perfect culmination of everything I love about Lynch. The previous themes exist here, too, but they are more deeply felt than they've ever been before. Like "Blue Velvet", the film is about extremes -- love and violence, darkness and light, sanity and madness. But this film takes those extremes even further - the colors and the characters are...

David Lynch Inland Empire AFI Centerpiece

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"David Lynch is an artist," explained American Film Institute President and CEO Jean Picker Firstenberg. Firstenberg introduced the writer-director and his new film, INLAND EMPIRE, Friday's Centerpiece Gala Presentation at AFI FEST 2006 presented by Audi. "He see things we don't see," Firstenberg added about the AFI Conservatory alum. Lynch was accepted as a directing fellow in 1970 and received a grant from AFI to make a 34-minute film, THE GRANDMOTHER. Firstenberg explained: "We are proud to s...

David Lynch, Venice Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

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The Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia, presided by Davide Croff, has accepted the proposal by Director Marco Müller to award the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to US director David Lynch at the 63.Venice International Film Festival, scheduled to take place on the Lido di Venezia from August 30th through September 9th 2006. The award will be presented to the director on September 6th, in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema, on the occasion of the screening of his new maste...

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