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The 1999 SXSW Interactive Conference [2]
SXSW Interactive 101.
— introduction by Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Where Everything is Music [3]
A minimalist interpretation of Philip Glass, whose cyberopera "Monsters of Grace" plays as part of SXSW Interactive.
— Louisa C. Brinsmade, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Web of Influence [4]
Documentary filmmaker Doug Block discusses his new film "Home Page" and the practice of creatively cross-linking the Internet.
— Jon Lebkowsky, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Wild Wild West [5]
Multimedia pundit Michael Wolff talks about the rapidly changing face of the global interactive scene.
— Jon Lebkowsky, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Thinking Outside the Box [6]
Digital Anvil's Chris Roberts talks about his new film "Wing Commander" and the possibility of global domination.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Full Reviews
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The Smug War [7]
The basic idea of "200 Cigarettes" was to round up as many hot young stars as possible in the hopes of duping the pseudo-hipster MTV audience into coming to the movie and pretending they liked it.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Affliction [8]
Like Father, Like Son.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Cruel Intentions [9]
"Cruel Intentions" lead to vicious outcomes.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Last Days [10]
The voices of five Hungarian survivors of the Holocaust provide moving documentary testimony about the Nazi atrocities.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
My Name Is Joe [11]
On the dole and off the bottle in Glasgow.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Hardcore Jollies [12]
"8MM" is weak, and "Analyze This" is a cinematic Reese's Cup.
— Jim Ridley and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Last Call [13]
Performances make "200 Cigarettes" a real party; "8mm" is a pretentious pseudo-morality tale.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Interviews
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Just the Facts [18]
The truth about Paul Rudd.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Now What? [20]
What's the matter, couldn't find a review of that blockbuster film you're excited about? We certainly don't want to leave you disappointed -- why not try some of these larger-than-life movie links?
WEEKLY WIRE
 


Volume II, Issue 37
March 8 - March 15, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

A ustin's annual SXSW festival is getting ready to hit full stride. This week we explore some of the Interactive happenings. Philip Glass' "Monsters of Grace" showcases his minimalist brilliance. "Home Page," the brainchild of Doug Block, explores how the Internet and World Wide Web are being leveraged by many to enhance their personal and social lives. The book "Burn Rate" takes a look at the Internet's ebb and flow from a guy who's on the inside. The 10 year old smash hit computer game Wing Commander is making the move to the big screen as the result of the grand vision of its creator, Chris Roberts. Find out how that leap takes place.

Reviews this week include "200 Cigarettes" (from Tucson Weekly and Memphis Flyer), "8 MM" (from Nashville Scene and Memphis Flyer) "Affliction," "Cruel Intentions," "The Last Days," "My Name is Joe," and more in Mini-Reviews.

Video & TV this week spins the dial past "Zoom," a documentary on Kurt Cobain, the "B" movies of actor/football player Fred Williamson, and general TV nonsense.


Video + TV
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Idiot Box [14]
"Zoom" on PBS.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Free Speech [15]
Now you can see the documentary Courtney Love tried to supress.
— Debbie Gilbert, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Scanlines [16]
Reviews of Bucktown, Hell Up in Harlem, Silent Hunter, and From Dusk Till Dawn.
— Mike Emery, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
TV Eye [17]
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Tucson Weekly [19]

  • Office Space
  • The Other Sister
  • Jawbreaker
  • Velvet Goldmine

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