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Film, Feature "Raiders of the Lost Ark": Still Joyously Disreputable in IMAX

"Raiders of the Lost Ark": Still Joyously Disreputable in IMAX

The story goes that while filming in Tunisia in the summer of 1980, Steven Spielberg avoided the dysentery that afflicted most of the cast and crew of Raiders of the Lost Ark by holing up in his hotel room with…
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Calendar, Night&Day I Can See Clearly Now

I Can See Clearly Now

One of the great things about large-scale photography is that it's like the still version of IMAX, if you're actually standing in a gallery face to face with it. Everyday shit looks completely cool and freaked-out, because it is cool--you're…
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Film, Unreal Estate

Unreal Estate

In the latest extravaganza from executive producers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis, millions of dollars and long hours in the digital animation studios have produced ... a photorealistic, computer-animated, generic American suburb! Location costs must be getting pretty damn expensive…
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Dining, Social Grace

Quiet, Please

Dear Social Grace, I have an apartment that's right next door to the apartment manager's office, and the acoustics of my building are a little weird (I've heard people having sex three floors away). I've never had any complaints about…
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Dining, Eat

Escaping Metreon

Montage Metreon Center, 101 Fourth St. (at Mission), 369-6111. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner 5 to 11 p.m., bar and terrace menu 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Reservations advised for weekend dinners. Wheelchair accessible. Parking: city…
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Reel World

Four in the Afternoon Everybody loves short films, yet "shorts are treated as the bastards of the film world -- there's a total hierarchy," admits S.F. filmmaker Daven Gee. "They're made out of one's own pocket, and we bear the…
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Dining, Eat

Side Dish

Deep Throat Harry's not usually one for small talk and vapid pleasantries. I pride myself on my hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners approach -- that's why I chose the eat-'em-alive restaurant beat. So I'm proud this week to bring you the question most…
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Dog Bites

Carroll to Dog Bites: Go Away A whole week has passed and the silence from the Jon Carroll camp grows ever more deafening. We thought of sending a scout over the hill to see what could be brewing, but none…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

The Secret of San Francisco "In just 30 minutes you discover the historical and cultural wonders -- the myth, magic, and beauty -- of one of the world's most captivating cities. History and the present blend, and the Secret of…
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