Sex sells, as the saying goes. It also horrifies people, and makes them laugh. But while American film makers seem ever more prudish on the topic, it's up to their European cousins, as always, to grab the bull by the, ahem, horns.
Nothing says American cinemagoing like the drive-in. While it looked like the megaplex would kill the allure of watching movies in the open air, they're coming back. Austin's own outdoor revivalists/innovators, the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In, has plans to make the screen shine a little brighter.
Thanks to Lars Nilsen at the Austin Film Society for pointing out the serendipitous confluence of Eli Wallach movies – The Magnificent Seven, The Misfits, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – that are slated to show at Stateside at the Paramount over the next week, courtesy of programmer Steven Jannise.