Monthly Archives: May 2007

US Films Don’t Translate

As the Cannes Film Festival winds down, many were shocked that a small Romanian film about communism and abortion beat out the Coen Brothers’ adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel for the much coveted Palm d’Or. But it brought to the fore a trend in the global film business that… More

Learning is Fun, Right?

Doesn’t it seem like interactive games would be excellent teaching tools? I know I’m a little biased — I used to work in the educational games industry — but I don’t think you have to be a C++ programmer to realize the educational potential of this technology. I helped develop… More

Leni Riefenstahl: Female Movie Mogul

Former United Artists’ chief Steven Bach spoke at the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities yesterday about his new book on the infamous Nazi propagandist filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl. When asked what most surprised him about Riefenstahl, Bach mentioned two things: first, that she really did dig Mein Kampf (she always… More