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  • A world of difference in reactions over foreign, U.S. film violence

     A world of difference in reactions over foreign, U.S. film violence
    Genre filmmaking helps make sense of the world, creating codes by which the seemingly irrational ways of human behavior can be understood. With storytelling modes that travel from country to country — the crime picture, the horror film, the action...
  • Depictions of violence in theater: Revelation, not nihilism

    Depictions of violence in theater: Revelation, not nihilism
    In one of the most infamous scenes in modern drama, a group of young men in a London park stone a baby to death in its carriage. What begins as roughhousing escalates to all-out sadism until a rock is thrown at point blank range, ending the child's...
  • Christ on the cross: a violent image as an act of commiseration

    Christ on the cross: a violent image as an act of commiseration
    No image I know in the history of Western painting is more brutal than the crucifixion scene in the Isenheim Altarpiece. Its violence would make Quentin Tarantino blush. When German Renaissance artist Matthias Grünewald first set brush to limewood panel...
  • Larry Zanoff's aim: Teach actors to bear arms for the film's sake

    Larry Zanoff's aim: Teach actors to bear arms for the film's sake
    For Larry Zanoff, the armorer who lent Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" its firepower, fake blood can be a serious occupational hazard. "The gun gets splattered with fake blood," he said. "Now it's all gummed up; it doesn't want to work anymore....
  • 'Rite of Spring' dance reborn at UC Irvine

     'Rite of Spring' dance reborn at UC Irvine
    UC Irvine's dance production based on "The Rite of Spring" may jolt the audience in places, but it won't have nearly the impact that the original did in 1913. And there are several people to blame for that. Lenny Bruce. Hugh Hefner. The Sex Pistols....
  • First Step May Be Realizing We're In Love With Violence

    First Step May Be Realizing We're In Love With Violence
    How can we make sure that violence always feels real — truly real — to us? This is the question that underlies so many of the questions we are asking about violence today in the aftermath of the horror of Newtown. When we ask, "Are violent...
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt: actor camaleón en "Looper"

    Aunque la magia y la actuación son profesiones completamente diferentes, algunas veces éstas se mezclan y confunden gracias al talento de actores como Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Como cualquier mago de salón que convierte pañuelos en palomas, este artista borra...
  • Actor Michael Madsen on Morning News

    Actor Michael Madsen on Morning News
    Meet Michael Madsen Friday and Saturday Hollywood Palms – Naperville And Sunday Hollywood Blvd – Woodridge www.atriptothemovies.com MICHAEL MADSEN is most notably recognized for his role as the sadistic killer, Mr. Blonde, in Quentin...
  • The funky soul of Michael Chabon

    The funky soul of Michael Chabon
    Michael Chabon's new novel, "Telegraph Avenue," is like a child's bedroom overflowing with '70s pop culture — with used vinyl records and Motown name-dropping and cheesy blaxploitation movies, and set against a backdrop of racial identity in...
  • The leader of 'The Lackey'

    The leader of 'The Lackey'
    Shaun Piccinino said he knew he wanted to be involved in film ever since his first stage production when he was 5 years old. Piccinino, a Huntington Beach resident who never went to film school, has been noted for his visual effects work with productions...
  • Eddie Brandt dies at 90; Hollywood's go-to guy for film history, memorabilia

    Eddie Brandt dies at 90; Hollywood's go-to guy for film history, memorabilia
    Eddie Brandt's obsession with the movies was evident in his North Hollywood home, which he transformed into an indoor-outdoor theater by installing a film projector on a tiny loft with windows and pointing it toward his yard. Saturday night was movie...
  • Gerry Rafferty dies at 63; Scottish pop singer-songwriter had a hit with 'Baker Street'

    Gerry Rafferty dies at 63; Scottish pop singer-songwriter had a hit with 'Baker Street'
    Gerry Rafferty, a Scottish singer and songwriter who had pop hits in the 1970s with "Baker Street" and "Stuck in the Middle With You," which years later gained pop culture status after director Quentin Tarantino included it in the soundtrack for his...