Watching the Oscars Sunday night was fun
and fanciful because there’s nothing like watching wealthy, accomplished
white people “acting” racially guilty when they’re really quite
comfortable in their homogeneous groupings.
A new study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, as reported in Variety
(Feb. 9), highlights the disparity between perception and reality in
respect to women’s onscreen roles in Hollywood.
For many Cincinnatians, the scariest part
of going across the Western Hills Viaduct is not knowing which lane you
should be in as you wrap around that McDonald’s that greets you on the
West Side — one wrong turn and you could be headed down State Street and
wondering both what year it is and if parts of Gummo were filmed
The newest haute Hollywood beauty trend is a procedure
called a “vampire facial,” which involves injecting your own blood —
drawn from your arm — back into your face, to stimulate collagen
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contemporary filmmakers can claim a career as interesting as Gus Van
Sant’s. The 59-year-old director studied painting at the Rhode Island
School of Design before shifting his studies to film. He tried his hand
at Hollywood after graduation, but soon moved his home base to Portland,
Ore., a place where his artier leanings would flourish.
The average Hollywood movie now costs more than $100 million to make and market. Some would characterize that as an abomination given our current economic climate, but Hollywood has never been known for its frugality.