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 V.14 No.27 | July 7 - 13, 2005 
Reel World

Reel World

Kids + Films—Is your child interested in filmmaking? The Continuing Education Department at UNM is offering a chance for kids to make their own digital video movies with a junior filmmaking class this summer. “Film Fantasy Camp” will take place July 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids will learn camera operation, lighting, sound and grip techniques. They'll choose scenes, schedule, shoot and edit their projects. The class will conclude with a screening for family and friends. Cost is $295, but the kids should learn a lot and they will be out of your hair for an entire week. The classes will take place at Rio Grande Studios. For more information, call 277-6036 or visit their Web site at dce.unm.edu.

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Film News

Hollywood Has a Taste for Asian

American studios rush to remake a slew of Far East films

There was a brief period when Hollywood was obsessed with remaking French comedies. Three Men and a Baby, Cousins, Three Fugitives, Pure Luck, Father's Day, Jungle 2 Jungle and The Birdcage all got their start as successful French films (and, in more cases than not, ended up as bad American flops). Why? The answer is simple: Like lazy American schoolkids, studio executives hate coming up with original ideas. Original ideas can be risky. Better simply to steal an already successful idea from someone else. And if you can steal it from some foreigner, all the better. Chances are most Americans have never heard of it, and it will seem perfectly original to them.

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Video Review

VideoNasty

Danger: Diabolik

Are you sick and tired of played-out Hollywood pretty boys trying their hardest to be “action stars” and convince you how cool they are? I think I just might have the cure for your dilemma--and it wears a skintight rubber outfit. That's right, boys and girls, the folks at Paramount have finally decided to dip into their archives and unleash upon the world a DVD so damn cool that you could throw it in an ice chest to chill your drinks. So let's bust out the tie-dye and sitars and take a dip into the psychedelic '60s for film legend Mario Bava's spectacular tribute to the Italian comic book series Danger: Diabolik.

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Idiot Box

Humans Bad, Animals Good

“Ultimate Zoo” on Animal Planet

As my distaste for “reality television” grows greater, I find it harder and harder to watch real human beings engaged in actual human activities. After a while, even a documentary about World War II starts to look like a black and white version of “Big Brother”: We put Adolph Hitler, Hermann Goering, Heinrich Himmler and sexy Eva Braun in a bunker for one month. What happens when they stop acting polite and start being real.

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 7

“Big Brother 6” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) “Big Brother 6”? Man, “The Bob Newhart Show” barely lasted six seasons.

Friday 8

“Stankervision” (MTV2 7 p.m.) Back when I was a kid, people used to watch Music Television for the music. Imagine that. Now, MTV's got 10 stations and not a hint of music on any of them. Instead, we get shows like this one starring Yucko the Clown from the Howard Stern Radio Show in which a guy dressed as an offensive clown goes out on the street and insults people.

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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 24)

You had me at Shalom

Third Annual Jewish Film Festival

The Midnight Orchestra, the story of the son of a once famous Jewish musician, Marcel Botbol. Directed by Jérôme Cohen Olivar.
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Today's Events

Third Annual Jewish Film Festival at Jewish Community Center

The Midnight Orchestra, the story of the son of a once famous Jewish musician, Marcel Botbol. Directed by Jérôme Cohen Olivar.

Chaos on the Bridge: William Shatner Looks At Star Trek: The Next Generation at Jean Cocteau Cinema

Thursday

The Best 48 Hour Films 2016 at KiMo Theatre

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