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Short Fuse As a filmmaker and a critic, Warren Sonbert knew exactly how movies worked on people — both emotionally and technically. And when…

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Broken Arrow Just how important are soundtracks to a movie's (financial) success? Consider that the venal Basketball Diaries, which takes place in the 1960s,…

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Author! Author! That underappreciated local resource, UC Press, has just released a flurry of enticing books for film buffs in search of reading fare…

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Magnificent Obsession Perhaps it's time, I humbly submit, for the Chronicle to update and redraw the 52-year-old Little Man. Instead of his position in…

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Made in Britain “Anybody can get a film made,” Tim Roth proclaimed with a crooked half-smile. “Steal a credit card; break into a Kodak…

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