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We're getting to know The Film Experience community with little spotlights on You the readers. Here's Zé from Portugal who you've talked to in the comments section as he's a regular.
What's your earliest movie memory?
Zé: The dinner scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, what with the beetle hors d'oeuvres and the "chilled monkey brains". I live for Kate Capshaw's histrionics in that scene and throughout the whole movie.
Your three favorite directors?
When did you start reading The Film Experience?
During the 2006 Oscar season. I had always been a huge movie and awards buff and in that year I was particularly outraged that Helen Mirren (who I nevertheless thought was wonderful in The Queen) was steamrolling what I thought was one of the best Lead Actress line-ups ever. So more than ever I started looking up »
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I was thinking about The Carrie Diaries, and a bizarre truth hit me: It's a great idea for a show! Though Sex and the City ran six seasons, inspecting Carrie Bradshaw's teenage history through whatever overly glamorized or cutesy lens is intriguing. All these years after the HBO hit left the air, Carrie is a beloved and somehow relevant protagonist that everyone has an opinion about. I salute The Carrie Diaries for exploring her deep past. Moreover, I hope it inspires TV networks to mine the potentially fertile backstories of these five other classic TV shows, which range from the broadly comic to the grimly serious.
Don't you hate it when you have to explain to a novice why Bewitched is a better, cooler, and more subversive show than I Dream of Jeannie? Samantha Stephens' quietly paranormal domesticity exhibited the type of control and autonomy that would later be »
Born and raised in Malaysia, Austin-based filmmaker Yen Tan studied in Des Moines, Iowa before moving to Austin, Texas where he now resides. His previous film, the award-winning "Ciao," was released theatrically. He was profiled on the cover of the Austin Chronicle for his film poster designs. "Pit Stop" participated in the Outfest Screenwriting Lab and was awarded grants by the Austin Film Society, Vilcek Foundation, and United States Artists. It marks his third feature. What It's About: "Two men. A small town. A love that isn't quite out of reach." What It's Really About: "It's a story about several characters in a small Texas town, anchored by two working class gay men who are both struggling with their own loneliness. Their lives are unfulfilled for different reasons, and they all seek love and connection." Films That Inspired Me: Martin Scorcese's "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," Lee »
3 items from 2013
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