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A Scouting Life: A Sense of Menace in the Desert

June 26, 2009 | Sam Hutchins

Continuing on, we passed through Twentynine Palms. Seeing signs for the Joshua Tree National Park, we briefly considered a detour, but it was already getting on into the afternoon so we skipped it. From the look of the map it looked like we were heading into the desert ...

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A Scouting Life: Venturing into the American West

June 24, 2009 | Sam Hutchins

We made it to LA without incident, and the flight was actually rather pleasant. One very nice thing about my business is flying first class. There is simply no way you can go back to coach once you get used to a seat that reclines into a bed, ...

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Best Movies by Farr: Charade

June 22, 2009 | John Farr

You might also enjoy these great films: Suspicion WHAT IT'S ABOUT: The shy but wealthy Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine) marries suave, penniless Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) despite warnings that he's a gold-digging playboy. Before long, Johnnie appears to show his true colors when he gets involved in an embezzlement scheme-and his partner Beaky ...

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Best Movies by Farr: Funny Ha Ha

June 22, 2009 | John Farr

You might also enjoy these great films: Five Films (Faces & A Woman Under the Influence) WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Five films, organized chronologically, which capture the essence of the Cassavetes legacy: Ahead of its time, "Shadows" centers on a fragile love affair which dissolves when a young white man discovers his naive girlfriend ...

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Best Movies by Farr: Anchors Aweigh

June 15, 2009 | John Farr

You might also enjoy these great films: On the Town WHAT IT'S ABOUT: In 1949, legendary MGM producer Arthur Freed introduced dancer Gene Kelly to a young director named Stanley Donen, and the two collaborated on this musical, chronicling three sailors' wisecracking, happy-go-lucky shore leave in New York City. They've got just one ...

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Best Movies by Farr: The White Countess

June 15, 2009 | John Farr

You might also enjoy these great films: Shakespeare Wallah WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Lizzie Buckingham (Felicity Kendal) is part of a traveling Shakespearean troupe, the Buckingham Players, trying to eke out a living performing for less-than-enthusiastic villagers in postcolonial India. When their caravan breaks down, wealthy playboy Sanju (Shashi Kapoor) steps in to help, ...

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A Scouting Life: The Importance of Being Punctual

June 9, 2009 | Sam Hutchins

The die was cast; we were set to embark. An ambitious, detailed itinerary had been built. Darius, Stephane and I would depart for LAX and begin making our way back to New York City over the course of the next month. Kar Wai would join us at ...

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A Scouting Life: Plotting the Journey across America

June 5, 2009 | Sam Hutchins

Wong Kar Wai seemed to be wrapping his head around the story. I would have to hope so, as we had been putting in lots of time. We mainly worked nights, driving all over the city. Travis Bickle had nothing on me. We drove mostly city ...

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Producer Ted Hope Discusses the Future of Finding Film Audiences

June 4, 2009

Last week, independent film producer and blogger Ted Hope (American Splendor, 21 Grams, Adventureland) spoke to filmmakers at the New York Foundation for the Arts about a new film culture and infrastructure driven by creators and audiences alike. "We must accept that being a filmmaker means taking responsibility for our ...

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