Shagwell Turns Pro - Heather Graham Interview

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Fri, 02/01/2002 - 01:15

Whether it's shagging Austin Powers, enjoying a bit on the side with ex-boyfriend Ed Burns in Sidewalks Of New York, or having dangerous liaisons with Johnny Depp in her latest film, From Hell, Heather Graham certainly has been hard at it.

Graham talked to Paul Fischer, about Austin Powers 3, ex-boyfriends, and her hellish new movie.

Heather Graham is all set to get down-and-groovy in the next Austin Powers movie, Goldmember, but there is a condition.

The New Rat Pack

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Thu, 01/17/2002 - 14:15

What do you get when you put George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Don Cheadle, plus veteran producer Jerry Weintraub and Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh in a room with journalists? Enough heat to melt by.

The room in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Los Angeles is, not unexpectedly, buzzing. A group of eager journalists have gathered on a Saturday night in December to discuss Steven Soderbergh's smooth and ultra-cool reworking of the Sixties Rat Pack caper flick, Ocean 's 11.

Italy's xXx Factor

Submitted by Matthew Arnoldi on Thu, 01/10/2002 - 01:02

Asia Argento didn't want to get bogged down with "some artsy, boring, European films" so she's doing some American-style butt-kickin' in Vin Diesel vehicle "xXx" instead.

Born "Asia Aria Anna Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento" in Rome, some 27 years ago, its incredible to think that Asia Argento has spent eighteen of those years in front of a camera, but then she was born into a family of actors and directors (specifically to actress Daria Nicolodi and horror specialist Dario Argento) so it’s perhaps not surprising that Asia should be enlisted into the family business. 

Fast Forward Revolution

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Wed, 01/09/2002 - 02:03

The Blair Witch Project showed that you can shoot a blockbuster on an old video camera. And it can be done again.

Independent filmmakers are discovering that you don't need to be a lottery winner or even win lottery funding to get that film onto celluloid. Advances in technology mean that you can now shoot a feature film on a consumer mini-DV camera, edit it on a PC or Mac G3 and, for the price of a new car, transfer the final edit to 35mm film.

Upstairs-downstairs with Robert Altman

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Wed, 12/05/2001 - 23:22

For three decades Robert Altman has remained on the periphery of mainstream Hollywood, yet his films have continued to shake the boundaries of cinematic convention, while remaining engaging, exciting, human and comic. 

All of those adjectives best describe Gosford Park, part murder mystery, part class satire.

Altman just received a Golden Globe Award and it's quite possible this could be the director's most honoured film to date.

Getting in the Mood

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Mon, 11/26/2001 - 22:00

The Vancouver Film and Television Trade Forum has been hit by the US terrorist attacks that took place earlier this month, with multiple last-minute cancellations by panellists.

Fortunately, today (26 September 2001), two local filmmakers stepped into the breach.

Robert McLachlan, director of photography on Final Destination, and made-for-television feature High Noon and production designer David Brisbin, who has worked with Gus Van Sant, among others, on My Personal Idaho and Drugstore Cowboy, talked about how to imbue a film with that elusive ingredient mood.