“Now comes a document from the files of the Iraqi secret police, or Mukhabarat, dated March 28, 1992, and headed routinely, “In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate.” It is a straightforward listing of contacts and “assets,” quite unsensational until it comes to the “Saudi front,” where we find the name “Osama bin… Continue reading
Month: April 2004
Could this actually happen? The Village Voice thinks so: “With growing issues over his wealth (which makes fellow plutocrat Bush seem a charity case by comparison), the miasma over his medals and ribbons (or ribbons and medals), his uninspiring record in the Senate (yes war, no war), and wishy-washy efforts to mimic Bill Clinton’s triangulation… Continue reading
Slow motion is killing the movies. I enjoyed all three of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings adaptations, but one of my pet peeves about his style is his over-reliance on slow motion. It was annoying here and there in Fellowship of the Ring, grating in the last hour of Two Towers, and had me… Continue reading
MPEG-4 is dead. Microsoft wins yet another battle in the digital media wars.
The April/May issue of Art New England has a nice article on the forthcoming DVD release of my production of Richard the Second (unfortunately not online).