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06.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
The success of Sex, Lies, and Videotape and Reservoir Dogs gave rise in the �90s to an �independent� film movement on the environs of Hollywood. The indie inspiration continues in recent films such as Juno and NoCountry for Old Men, with �independent� signifying a relative state of autonomy from the commercial calculations circumscribing form and content in Hollywood. In her book Hollywood Indep...
04.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Director Otto Preminger (1906-1986) was a Jewish refugee from Vienna whose Hollywood career began with screen roles where he played Nazis. Some of the cast and crew who later worked with him over the course of some 35 films found him a bit Teutonic in real life, a commandant for whom his way was the only way. On the other hand, Preminger once fired an actor for calling another cast member a �nig...