Gilliam hopes for better reception at Venice Film Festivalhttp://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2005/09/05/Arts/brothers_grimm20050905.htmlWho dares winshttp://film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,4120,1564305,00.htmlLa Biennale di Venezia [Macromedia Flash Player]http://www.labiennale.org/en/index.htmlFilm Festivalshttp://www.filmfestivals.comProof [Macromedia Flash Player]http://www.miramax.com/proof/Movies offer us a brief few hours of respite from the everyday toil oflife, and whether they are comedic or dramatic in their generalorientation, they remain a fairly common form of entertainment andartistic expression from Singapore to the Silicon Valley. Filmfestivals, whether they are in the South of France or the AmericanSouth, offer a concentrated and highly dynamic environment where amyriad of persons involved in the cinematic process come together, andthe media dutifully follows. For the past week or so, many of thesepersonages have come together at the Venice Film Festival (the oldestsuch festival in the world), which concludes on September 10th. Some ofthe films featured include a new “blue-collar musical” by noted auteurand actor John Turturro, George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck”,and Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain”. Another film that has garneredconsiderable attention is the film adaptation of the Pulitzer-Prizewinning play, “Proof”, authored by David Auburn. Regardless of the stiffcompetition at the festival, only one film will be awarded the highlycoveted Golden Lion, which will be handed out on the final day of thefestival.The first link leads to news story from the San Francisco Examiner thatprovides some details on director John Turturro’s Venice Film Festivalentry, “Romance & Cigarettes”. The second link will take visitors to astory from the CBC on Terry Gilliam’s hope that his latest film, TheBrothers Grimm, will find a more welcoming and critical audience inVenice than it has thus far in both the US and Canada. The third linkleads to some nice reporting on some of the Festival’s films from theGuardian’s own Geoffrey McNab. The fourth link will lead users to thehomepage of the Festival, where interested parties can peruseinformation about the general schedule of films, along with newsreleases directly from their headquarters. The fifth link leads to thevery thorough Film Festivals website, which provides a host of materialon all of the major film festivals across the globe, along with anextensive archive of previous coverage that dates back to 1995. Thefinal link leads to the official homepage for the film “Proof”. Herevisitors can watch a short preview of the forthcoming film and learn abit more about the general contours of the film’s plot.


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