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2007 Stories by Scott Foundas

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  • Eye of the Beholder

    published December 27, 2007

    At this year's Cannes Film Festival, American painter turned filmmaker Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, Before Night Falls) won the... More >>

  • On Deck

    published December 27, 2007

    The first thing you notice when you walk on to the set are the 300 extras in late-1920s period costume, seated at cafeteria tables in a holding... More >>

  • Legend Has It

    published December 13, 2007

    There are two momentous performances in the Darwinian horror fable I Am Legend. One is by the movie's star, Will Smith — but more... More >>

  • One of Us Must Know

    published November 29, 2007

    Something about that movie, though, well I just can't get it out of my head/But I can't remember why I was in it or what part I was... More >>

  • One of Us Must Know

    published November 22, 2007

    Something about that movie, though, well, I just can't get it out of my head. "But I can't remember why I was in it or what... More >>

  • Badlands

    published November 15, 2007

    "Hold still" — it's what the hunters say to the hunted in the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men. The first time we hear it,... More >>

  • What's Wrong With This Picture?

    published November 8, 2007

    Although he plays a college professor in his latest film, Robert Redford was, by his own admission, never much of a student, consistently more... More >>

  • Sidney Lumet's Long Journey

    published November 1, 2007

    "There's a reason I've had some good pictures and other guys will never have good pictures," Sidney Lumet says matter-of-factly on a recent... More >>

  • Wide-Open Spaces

    published October 4, 2007

    To some, the story of Christopher Johnson McCandless, a 24-year-old Emory University graduate who starved to death in the Alaskan wilderness in... More >>

  • Jodie Foster, Superhero

    published September 13, 2007

    In the new Neil Jordan movie, Jodie Foster plays New York talk-radio DJ Erica Bain, who survives a vicious Central Park mugging and becomes an... More >>

  • Cheat the Rich

    published August 23, 2007

    Shortly after graduating from film school, I took a part-time job as the assistant to a successful movie and television director who told me... More >>

  • Wondrous Nerd Love

    published August 16, 2007

    The latest comic meteorite to hurtle forth from the galaxy of producer Judd Apatow, Superbad is about a couple of chronically... More >>

  • It Doesn't Suck!

    published August 2, 2007

    In his big-screen debut, Homer Simpson utters the "d'oh!" heard 'round the world — or at least as far away as Washington, D.C. (which,... More >>

  • Hairspray, Get Back to Your Roots!

    published July 19, 2007

    Did John Waters sell out? Or did our ever-more-metrosexual age merely render him irrelevant? Certainly long before Hairspray took... More >>

  • Dark Arts

    published July 12, 2007

    The magic has returned to the Harry Potter franchise -- albeit magic of the old, black variety. The darkest and most threatening by far of... More >>

  • Incredible, Edible

    published July 5, 2007

    Anyone can cook, but only the fearless can be great.¨ So goes the personal mantra of the late celebrity chef Auguste Gusteau, whose... More >>

  • Geekology 101

    published June 7, 2007

    There is a moment early on in "Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers," the 14th episode of the brilliant but canceled television series Freaks and... More >>

  • Full Nelson

    published April 19, 2007

    This week's generically titled studio suspense thriller, Fracture, has the good sense to begin where last week's generically titled studio... More >>

  • Forget Gun Control

    published March 29, 2007

    In the same week that sees Adam Sandler playing a grieving 9/11 widower in Reign Over Me, another lone figure reeling from... More >>

  • Killer Instinct

    published March 1, 2007

    When editorial cartoonist turned amateur sleuth Robert Graysmith published Zodiac, his sprawling, meticulously researched account of the... More >>

  • Date My Mom

    published February 1, 2007

    Though I'm sure it's purely coincidental, the decision to release the Diane Keaton/Mandy Moore rom-com Because I Said So with the... More >>

  • The Kids Are Not Alright

    published February 1, 2007

    PARK CITY, Utah -- We all know about the cathartic power of blues music, but until the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, who knew that it could serve... More >>

  • The Sundance Kids

    published February 1, 2007

    One morning, Gary Walkow was suddenly transformed into a successful Hollywood filmmaker. Gone were the hat-in-hand searches for financing, the... More >>

  • The Music Men

    published February 1, 2007

    PARK CITY, Utah --On the first Saturday of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, I rolled out of bed and hustled up Main Street for the 8:30 screening... More >>

  • Behind Enemy Lines

    published January 18, 2007

    In the new Clint Eastwood movie, ordinary young men — husbands and fathers, artisans and aristocrats — are drafted into a war whose... More >>

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