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Interesting analysis of Seattle filmmaking vs. Seattle settings (especially when those films are actually shot in another country masquerading as Seattle).

One might wonder then, why our giant, corporate-driven, flagship film festival (SIFF) chooses to trumpet films like Battle in Seattle (SIFF's opening night feature) to local audiences instead of wonderful films made by local talent.

It might also be worth mentioning that there was a different film festival in town that was championing films this year by Zia AND Lynn Shelton (as well as a host of other worthy LOCAL Filmmakers), at the same time that SIFF was trying to suck off Stuart Townsend because he has a famous girlfriend. But, some probably think that would amount to beating a dead horse.

Posted by True Independent Fan | September 25, 2008 1:26 PM

Very interesting, Charles. Thanks. You've conveyed what this new cinematic language is not. Can you let us in on what it is? I haven't the foggiest (do I have to watch the video and follow the links?).

Posted by fixo | September 25, 2008 1:30 PM

This isht is funny. And the last line? Ouch.

Posted by Thriller | September 25, 2008 2:09 PM

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