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Gilliam hopes for better reception at Venice Film Festival

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Movies offer us a brief few hours of respite from the everyday toil of
life, and whether they are comedic or dramatic in their general
orientation, they remain a fairly common form of entertainment and
artistic expression from Singapore to the Silicon Valley. Film
festivals, whether they are in the South of France or the American
South, offer a concentrated and highly dynamic environment where a
myriad of persons involved in the cinematic process come together, and
the media dutifully follows. For the past week or so, many of these
personages have come together at the Venice Film Festival (the oldest
such festival in the world), which concludes on September 10th. Some of
the films featured include a new “blue-collar musical” by noted auteur
and actor John Turturro, George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck”,
and Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain”. Another film that has garnered
considerable attention is the film adaptation of the Pulitzer-Prize
winning play, “Proof”, authored by David Auburn. Regardless of the stiff
competition at the festival, only one film will be awarded the highly
coveted Golden Lion, which will be handed out on the final day of the

The first link leads to news story from the San Francisco Examiner that
provides some details on director John Turturro’s Venice Film Festival
entry, “Romance & Cigarettes”. The second link will take visitors to a
story from the CBC on Terry Gilliam’s hope that his latest film, The
Brothers Grimm, will find a more welcoming and critical audience in
Venice than it has thus far in both the US and Canada. The third link
leads to some nice reporting on some of the Festival’s films from the
Guardian’s own Geoffrey McNab. The fourth link will lead users to the
homepage of the Festival, where interested parties can peruse
information about the general schedule of films, along with news
releases directly from their headquarters. The fifth link leads to the
very thorough Film Festivals website, which provides a host of material
on all of the major film festivals across the globe, along with an
extensive archive of previous coverage that dates back to 1995. The
final link leads to the official homepage for the film “Proof”. Here
visitors can watch a short preview of the forthcoming film and learn a
bit more about the general contours of the film’s plot.
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Venice Film Fest finds ‘Romance’
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