Schlepping My Way to the Top

January 1, 2011

I love movies and TV shows. I love watching them and I love making them. I always have, for as long as I can remember. My career as an editor would have been just about perfect if I could have slept my way to the top. Unfortunately, with my looks, I was destined for a more conventional approach. […]

Blue Grit

January 1, 2011

During the transition week between the Jimmy Carter and the Ronald Reagan presidencies 30 years ago this January, Hill Street Blues premiered on the NBC net- work. […]

The Ultimate Upgrade: James Haygood on Taking ‘TRON’ into the 21st Century

January 1, 2011

In the summer of 1982, Disney and director Steven Lisberger introduced TRON, a landmark special effects film that took us into a dangerous, groundbreaking computer world. Computer graphics were in their infancy, and nearly every frame also featured hand-drawn and rotoscoped ani- mated effects. The film was ahead of its time, and some audiences didn’t know what to make of it. […]

French Twist: Monteuse Francoise Bonnot et ‘La Tempete’

January 1, 2011

After editing all four of Julie Taymor’s films, including the latest, The Tempest, the gender- bending adaptation of Shakespeare’s final play that opened via Miramax December 10, Françoise Bonnot, A.C.E., has come to believe that the director bridges time by mixing past and present sensibilities and techniques. […]

Hitchcock Railway

January 1, 2011

The signature Alfred Hitchcock thriller frequently involves an innocent person accused of a politically motivated murder committed by twisted villains who are terrorists, Nazis, fascists or Communists. […]

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