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Introduction from "Taking Woodstock: The Shooting Script"
Updated June 30, 2009
In adapting Elliot Tiber’s memoir for the screen, writer James Schamus first had to figure out where “Woodstock” actually exists.
Behind the Blog: Michael Tully
Updated June 29, 2009
NYC-based filmmaker, blogger and all-round good guy Michael Tully enthusiastically answers FilmInFocus’s questions about his blog, Boredom at Its Boredest.
Poetry in Stop Motion: Ray Harryhausen in Conversation
Updated June 29, 2009
Faber & Faber’s Walter Donohue presents a conversation with Ray Harryhausen, the stop motion and special effects maestro who turns 89 today.
Blade Runner: The Dangerous Days of 2019
Updated June 25, 2009
Faber & Faber's Walter Donohue recalls the release of Blade Runner 27 years ago today, and delves into producer Michael Deeley's memoir to learn about the film's genesis.
There Will Be Blood: A short history of vampire films
Updated June 23, 2009
From Nosferatu to Thirst, films have tried to capture the shadowy, seductive figure of the vampire. Writer Anne Billson chronicles the creature’s evolution.
Slide One: Intro
In his new film Thirst, Park Chan-wook transplants the vampire legend from Transylvania to South Korea. And by all accounts, the species has adapted fine to its new climate. Of course, some things had to change. As Park points out, "because he's Korean, we could not possibly have him be afraid of garlic, because garlic is ever present in all Korean food." But Vampires are a hearty breed and learn to adapt to new cultures and different times. In the following slide show, Anne Billson provides an natural history of film vampires from around the world.
Jane Russell: Gentlemen Prefer Brunettes
Updated June 22, 2009
Faber & Faber’s Walter Donohue wishes a (belated) happy birthday to screen siren Jane Russell, who celebrated her 88th birthday yesterday.
Father Knows Best: The Early Comedies of Ang Lee
Updated June 19, 2009
In anticipation of the release of Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, Nick Dawson looks back on the director’s first ventures into comedy with the “Father Knows Best” trilogy.
Away You Go: Websites for Moving Elsewhere
Updated June 17, 2009
Away We Go chronicles a couple trying to find their place in the world. At home, you can just use the Internet.
All in the Family: A family slide show album from Away We Go to anything goes
Updated June 12, 2009
Slide 1: The Journey Begins
In Away We Go, 33-year-old Burt Farlander (John Krasinski) and 34-year-old Verona De Tessant (Maya Rudolph), an unmarried couple, discover they are going to have a baby. But if home is a haven in a heartless world, then their small exurban Colorado ranch house—one step up from a trailer—with a primitive electrical system and a window patched with cardboard is no haven.
Taking Woodstock Photo Gallery
Updated June 11, 2009
Images from Ang Lee's new feature Taking Woodstock starring Demetri Martin.