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January 19, 2001

Volume 20, Number 21

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  • Che Bella

    The Austin Film Society's series is called "Che Bella: Italy in the 60s," but the story really begins -- as does all of modern cinema -- in the streets of Rome, in May of 1944. Nick Barbaro looks at Italian neorealism and the movies it inspired.

    BY NICK BARBARO

  • Blood Feast

    Shadow of the Vampire isn't just an imaginative riff on the making of F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu. "It is an allegory of an aspect of what cinema is at its heart," says director E. Elias Merhige. "It's this dangerous, mad kind of science."

    BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

  • Short Cuts

    The low-down on SXSW Film 2001, upcoming filmmaking classes, and who's going to Park City next week.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • TV Eye

    A look at four new reality-based series trying to beat Survivor 2: Australian Outback to the punch. Good luck. Also, the latest twists on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Screens Reviews

  • Film Reviews

the arts

columns

  • Page Two

    Looking ahead to SXSW, an appreciation of Sandra Bullock's underrated comic talent, and a goodbye to Advertising Director Pattie Moon.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Defending the death penalty, the new Gov, the schools, and all that Jazz.
  • Public Notice

    This week, "Public Notice" travels far and wide across gender limits and the Kalahari to bring you're the best in Austin community events.

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • A Question of Beauty

    The function of beauty is to connect our innermost being to the world.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • After a Fashion

    What was up with that tacky television coverage of Austin's local New Year's Eve celebration? Find out inside!

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    A few more toys for your attic.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    Vintage hotrods and muscle cars at the Marshall Car Museum and Showroom.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • About AIDS

    Marijuana gets stealthy.

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • Coach's Corner

    This year's NFL playoffs aren't exactly measuring up to the classics of all time.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: Your Public Scent

    The Luv Doc finally recommends moderation

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

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