Holy Compact Car Batman!...What I Caught Watching Duel At The Plaza Last Night

Holy Compact Car Batman!...What I Caught Watching Duel At The Plaza Last Night

Last night I stayed for our first screening of Duel and there’s quite a few things that popped out at me that I hadn't noticed when I first saw this movie years ago. The more I thought about the film, the more connections I made. With those ideas swirling in my head, I had to get them out. Hence this post is born. Read this before, or after, our screening this Sunday, September 8 to see if you agree with my conclusions.

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Duel on Sunset Boulevard

Duel on Sunset Boulevard

American filmmakers have been equally as infatuated with the car as the rest of the country. It’s been a key player in hundreds of films, no more so than Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard  (1950)...Two decades after Sunset Boulevard, 25-year-old Steven Spielberg and writer Richard Matheson would similarly use the nation’s love affair with the open road in constructing Duel, an ABC TV movie of the week into a taut thriller. 

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Kickstarter Has Biggest 3 Months Ever For Film. Why The Complaints? Why Aren't We Focused On The Big Picture?

Kickstarter Has Biggest 3 Months Ever For Film. Why The Complaints? Why Aren't We Focused On The Big Picture?

It's critical that we expand our view beyond Spike Lee's personal bank account. Fretting over millionaire filmmakers is by no means useful or assists us in examining how we can use crowdfunding to bolster and sustain the entire lifecycle of an independent film, going beyond just getting the film made.

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ATLFF12 Alum "I Think It's Raining" Now On VOD - We Interview Director Joshua Moore

ATLFF12 Alum "I Think It's Raining" Now On VOD - We Interview Director Joshua Moore

A singer, a romantic, and a cynic. A traipse, a trespasser, a miscreant, and a thief; Renata is a lovely contradiction... and a liar.

Directed by Joshua Moore and featuring a standout performance from Alexandra Clayton, ATLFF12 alum I THINK IT'S RAINING is now hitting VOD. Getting you primed for the release we asked Moore a few questions about the film.

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