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“There’s a basic structure to movies. It’s rigid and reductive. In a movie you only deal with core relationships: a protagonist, an antagonist. But in a novel you can do whatever you want.

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In Their Words

Try This Path: John Sayles on Arhoolie Records and THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC

by John Sayles

The use of prerecorded music in movies is a form of alchemy. Martin Scorsese and Jonathan Demme come to mind as two of the most accomplished alchemists still working, the success of their efforts not in creating a name-that-tune familiarity with the track, but in finding the… 922 more words

Films

THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET (1984)

Director of Photography: Ernest R. Dickerson

Director: John Sayles

Perfect Shots

Brother From Another Planet

When you have no budget, a cast of unknowns, and a weird idea, how do you turn it into a movie? Writer/Director John Sayles gives us some guidelines for doing just that with this way off center look at cross cultural science fiction. 1,502 more words

Films

The 1st Annual Reel East Film Festival Premieres this Friday in Camden County

The first annual Reel East Film Festival is honored to bring independent and upcoming feature films and shorts to Camden County and greater South Jersey. This event will feature screenings of new and classic films, discussions, workshops, and a gala. 458 more words

Arts And Culture

Summer of '92: Year of the Woman

In 1992, the Academy Awards were themed. The Oscar ceremony held in early 1993 was, according to its producers, a celebration of “the year of the woman”. 1,448 more words

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