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Play It to the Bone

Ron Shelton makes his movies with studio and foreign money, but his budgets are so tight -- notwithstanding successes like Bull Durham -- that he writes his scripts like an independent filmmaker, with one eye on the checkbook. "I'm always…
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Second Time Around

Fassbinder, Part 2 The second week of the Pacific Film Archive's R.W. Fassbinder retrospective continues with the screening of several more early works by the "Tartar-faced" Teuton (to quote the great but not late critic Manny Farber, who was erroneously…
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Second Time Around

Why Did Herr F. Run Amok? Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the prolific and profligate German filmmaker who died in 1982 after having logged just about as many films as years he was alive (37), began his career rattling off 10 features…
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Reel World

Author! Author! That underappreciated local resource, UC Press, has just released a flurry of enticing books for film buffs in search of reading fare for their Big Sur vacations or an escape from the shallows of summer flicks. Top of…
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