Selected DVD & Film Interviews
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__ Actor Saul Rubinek discusses the themes, technical challenges, and distribution of his latest directorial venture, Cruel but Necessary, an alluring tale of obsession and redemption, filmed in digital video, and written by star Wendel Meldrum. Read Me !


__ 2009 is cleary Year of 3D, and in her follow-up film to Deep Sea 3D (2006), producer/editor Toni Myers talks about film music, editing in 3D, and ecological themes in her latest IMAX film, Under the Sea 3D. Read Me !


__ Montreal-based Maurice Devereaux, writer/director/producer of the horror film End of the Line, discusses End of the Line (2006), and the careful steps in finding a distributor for one's film. Click Me!


__W Files Profile of screenwriter Norm Hiscock (writer for the TV series Saturday Night Live, King of the Hill, and Corner Gas). Click Me!


__ Since his first feature film in 1999, filmmaker Dante Tomaselli has been working hard to establish a career in the horror realm by creating sometimes impenetrable works which don't follow the conventional three act template. This interview reveals a passionate and determined filmmaker with a deep interest in experimental and surreal film, yet with each completed production, he's a bit wiser to the vagaries of the industry, and realistically addresses the business aspects of the process to ensure each project is followed by another to keep the creative juices flowing, and the career moving full steam ahead. Click Me!


__W Files Profile of screenwriter Karen McClellan (writer for the TV series Show Me Yours, Alice, I Think, and The Best Years). Click Me!


__ Best known for their startling 2002 documentary, Horns and Halos , directors Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky have formed their own label to release their first two films: the docu-drama Half-Cocked (1994), and the improvised Spanish language film Radiation (1998). Click Me!


__ The first of a detailed 2-part profile of filmmakers Carl Schmitt and Mark Cairns, and the making of their Emmy Award-winning documentary Das Leben geht weiter / Life Goes On, covering the last film effort produced by the Third Reich that was lost during the final cataclysmic days of WWII. Click Me!


__ Stu Pollard not only wrote, directed, and produced his first film, Nice Guys Sleep Alone, but self-distributed the production and found a successful formula for shepherding his work through thearical, foreign sales, cable TV, online rental, and home video markets. In this lengthy interview, Pollard discusses his approach to self-distributing his latest film, Keep Your Distance, starring Gil Bellows, Jennifer Westfeldt, Kim Raver, Christan Kane, and Stacy Keach. Click Me!


__ From the Told You So Archives, All Day Entertainment's David Kalat discusses the ambitious DVD release of Edward Dmytryk's long-lost film, Christ in Concrete, including the fortuitous events that enabled All Day to assemble a treasure trove of interviews from surviving members of the film's production. Also touched upon is the 1950s Blacklist period, Edgar G. Ulmer's Daughter of Dr. Jekyll, and the Dr. Mabuse series. Click Me!


__Issue 35/36, pages 12-14, " THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE" --- with directors Brett Morgen & Nanette Burstein, and composer Jeff Danna. Click Me!


__From the Told You So Archives, Don May from Synapse Films, talks about the company's high-profile venture into vintage seventies erotica with Radley Metzger's classic 1976 film, The Image (aka The Punishment of Anne). May discusses the risks in transferring the original camera negative to DVD, the creation of an isolated music track, and the publicity-shy director himself. Also in our conversation is the DVD production of Jeff Lieberman's 1976 weirdfest, Blue Sunshine, and the misfortune that can befall original source materials when they're stored, forgotten, and unceremoniously junked by an uncaring corporate entity. Click Me!


__ "The 3 Faces of John Ottman" --- an unpublished interview with the Award-winning editor/composer on his directorial debut, Urban Legends: Final Cut. Discussed are the perils of the slasher genre, the dilemma of tightly budgeted sequels, and juggling a multitude of jobs during all three phases of a film's production. Click Me!



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