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The Way The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies The University of California Press
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David Bordwell argues that the principles of visual storytelling created in the studio era are alive and well, even in today’s bloated blockbusters. American filmmakers have created a durable tradition—one that we should not be ashamed to call artistic, and one that survives in both mainstream entertainment and niche-marketed indie cinema. Bordwell is Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies and Hilldale Professor of Humanities at the UWMadison.
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The Life and Death of a Pumpkin SEE Wisconsin’s Own Shorts: Cinematheque
Listen to Me SEE Wisconsin’s Own Shorts: Monona Terrace
Cate Blanchett is luminous and vulnerable in Little Fish.
Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2006 Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Dramatic Feature, Australia, 2005, color, 35mm • 114 min. DIRECTOR: Rowan Woods; PRODUCER: Richard Keddie, Vincent Sheehan, Liz Watts; EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Robert Mullis, Barrie M. Osborne, Kirk D’Amico, Marion Pilowsky; WRITER: Jacqueline Perske; CINEMATOGRAPHER: Danny Ruhlmann; EDITOR: John Scott, Alexandre de Franceschi; MUSIC: Nathan Larson; CAST: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson, Noni Hazlehurst, Dustin Nguyen, Joel Tobeck, Lisa McCune, Susie Porter; PRODUCTION CO: Myriad Pictures, New South Wales Film & Television Office, Porchlight Films Pty. Ltd.
(MADISON PREMIERE) Cate Blanchett is luminous and vulnerable as Tracey, a former heroin addict determined to regain
self-respect and independence from the intertwined addictions of drugs, love, and family. The brilliant supporting cast, featuring Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), “expands and shades in her story of addiction and thwarted redemption, creating a cohesive, devastating portrait of people in profound inner pain” (Noah Cowan, Toronto Film Festival). As Tracy works to establish her own business in Syd-
ney’s Little Saigon neighborhood, her ex-boyfriend rolls back into town for one last drug deal, and Tracey’s brother is swept in. Director Rowan Woods guides his cast into a heartbreaking and nuanced story that avoids junkie clichés and gives us something smart and memorable. (MEG HAMEL)
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The 2006 volume contains Ebert’s reviews written from January 2003 through June 2005, including all his interviews and essays for the year, the biweekly Questions for the Movie Answer Man, and his wellrespected film festival coverage. Ebert is the Pulitzer-Prize winning film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times.
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