Sisters Without Mercy: Eileen Walsh Interview

Submitted by Brian Pendreigh on Tue, 12/16/2003 - 21:39

Eileen Walsh found playing a girl driven mad by the Catholic church in The Magdalene Sisters was one of the most emotionally draining roles of her life. 

Eileen Walsh first learned of The Magdalene Sisters while hanging out with Peter Mullan in the "smokers’ corner" during the filming of Miss Julie. Mullan did such a good job pitching his vision of the film that for months afterwards, whenever she went for an audition, Walsh would ask if anyone knew if it was casting yet. 

Auto Focus Exposes Family Strife

Submitted by Brian Pendreigh on Tue, 12/16/2003 - 14:26

Scotty Crane was feeling emotional the day he and his wife Michelle flew from their home in Seattle to Los Angeles last summer. He was there to watch a feature film about his father, who was brutally battered to death 24 years earlier, when Scotty was just seven years old.

Ridley Scott's Alien Re-cut

Submitted by Matthew Arnoldi on Tue, 12/16/2003 - 13:45

Based on a story by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett, a crew of seven astronauts, five men and two women on board the cargo ship Nostromo are awoken when their computer answers what they believe is a distress signal. Investigating, one of their crew is attacked by an organism. Origin unknown. They bring the injured party with organism attached back onto the ship to treat him. From there, the organism wreaks havoc.

Christopher Guest - Making It Up As You Go Along

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Tue, 12/16/2003 - 02:44

LOS ANGELES The secret to mockumentary master Christopher Guest's art is letting the actors do "their thing".

On screen Christopher Guest completely disappears into the world of a Sixties folk-singer making a comeback in his latest ensemble comedy, A Mighty Wind. As hilarious as these films are, Guest doesn't translate on-screen satire into his everyday world. You interview Mr. Guest and you’re meeting a serious artist who happens to poke fun at popular American culture. 

Zeta-Jones on motherhood, Michael and doing Traffic while six months pregnant.

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Tue, 12/16/2003 - 01:50

Catherine Zeta-Jones is no stranger to an avaricious media. Meeting the press in L.A. for the first time since her highly publicised wedding, the beautiful 31-year old Welsh lass recalls that before finding Hollywood stardom her experience as a television star in the UK "kind of prepared me, in a way, for what goes on: for this microscopic, insatiable appetite for any information - truth, lies, or any plain old gossip."

Oh la! la! Nicole!

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Tue, 12/16/2003 - 01:40

“I’ve never been in this position before. It feels slightly surreal. I feel very exposed. I know one day I’ll look back at this period and be able to go, ‘Weeeee!’ “ Nicole Kidman laughs out loud. “This has been a big year for me!”

With the highly public divorce from Tom Cruise this year may have been rocky on the private side, but the tenacious actress has also been able to venture deep into her work, which is why she is enjoying (or not) a frenetic promotional schedule for Moulin Rouge, Baz Luhrmann’ s stylised musical romance set in 1890’s Paris.

Adapting Material for the Screen

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Mon, 12/15/2003 - 16:00

It's often said that if you want to write for film you should start by writing a book. As much as 75% of all films made are adapted from books. You don't need to look far to see actual proof of this statistic: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, the James Bond series, The Godfather, to name a few.