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i I Glasgow Film Fund:

Glasgow took its first steps to becoming the

Hollywood of Britain

i when the Glasgow Film

Fund was unveiled earlier


Seattle blah blah. Grunge blah blah. Rock’s newest blah blah. From the way it’s been sold, you’d think Cameron Crowe’s lllm was some total guitar hardcore odyssey vibe when, in lact, it’s a wee sweetie ol a lilm a honey-coated romance that just happens to take place in the music scene's current happenin' place. Yes, OK, so Soundgarden do pitch up and there's even a Mudhoney joke when Matt Dillon’s zero-hoper band launch into their anthem ‘Touch Me I’m Dickl’, but lorthe most part this is a

this week. The Fund isthe i first in the UKlo

} exclusively offer investment funds aimed at stimulating film production in the city. At its launch. actorJohn Gordon Sinclair admitted that ‘like so many other Scottish actors and actresses. I would like to work north ofthe border.

soil-toned, sharp-wilted look at the _ But unfonunatclx most of E lives, loves and record collections of _ t Is now figsderyazwgfdwgcuggeflgzé: ha 8 t k I . Singleszo‘a honey-coated romance thatjust‘ rial; Iggcarcaggntlhis Mohanducauon and the mg ""080. pp ns 0 a e p ace lnthe music scene 5 current happenin place ixstitmons wuslircsisc Truly, they could retitle it and her brash neighbour Debbie‘s and Crowe manages to tie it all up at that filmmaking can be ‘twentysomething' torTV and you (Sheila Kelley) eltorts at trawling the ; the end without you leeling as it you’ve ! good for the Scottish wouldn’t even notice. dork-inlested singles scene tor a i just shot up on Nutrasweet. Absolutely 5 economy.‘ Messages of The emotional terrain has the ring at suitably scrummy catch. ' cracking stull. When the camera glides ? support were received truthlul lamiliarity. Linda (Kyra They all seem to live in and around ; into the lreshers’ party from hell and “9m amongst others‘ Sedgwick) has just been given the the same courtyard block and hang out i The Cult’s ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ is lr‘Cthl C?‘g'.‘l‘ljff.’"c§‘ h runaround by a hunky Hispanic and is in the same clubs, which makes it easy ' blasting out at the speakers, don’t be a;TDa(:?rtlli’utltnaiiirsivs/thtl lirmly in the recovery position when torwriter/director Crowe to tilt between surprised it your whole lite llashes said that the fund .rc‘flws nice young civic planner Steve the diverse points oi conllict, but belore you. (Trevor Johnston) the affection and (Campbell Scott) starts pursuing her, there’s a lot at artlulness here in the commnmcm the people of initially with little luck. The peaks and snappy pacing and the sound ear lor ; Singles (12) (Cameron Crowe, us, Glasgow have always had troughs at their ongoing thang are real dialogue. Above all, this particular ; 1992) Bridge: Fonda, Campbell Scan, to their cultural heritage.‘ comically ollset by waitress Janet’s twentysomething has rarely seen a ! Kyra Sedgwick, Man muon. 90 mins. Initially “50.000 has (Bridget Fonda brilliantly playing movie with such a high recognition i From m 29, Glasgow; MGM bc§n_allocatt)cd lg" h] cute-but-dim) total besottal with lactor. Crap gigs, misdirected crushes, Saucmehau sneer, Edinburgh; ‘2)?Z‘CTFIZLDL‘1JE'VN nowheresville muso Clitt (a would-be partners’ head-shalting { Cannon, uc|_ snathclyde; um East pGla’sgow Development long-haired Matt Dillon in ironic mode) unpredictability, ittruly is allthere— ; Kubride, Agency‘clasgow City Council. Strathclyde Business Development and the European _ Regional Development Fund); anditifs hopedthlat overt e next ew yearst c As ambulance-chasing 19408 press gig‘tiIXERng‘itcmasmg photographer Leon Bernstein, the to around $00,000 per talented Joe Pesci adds another annum through public dimension to a varied repertoire that sector support, includes Robert De Niro’s brother in . Raging Bull, toupee-wearing Slcgziflhoaifggg-dZfiH homosexual Davrd Ferrie in JFK and play host to animators

last-talking New York lawyer Vinny Gambini in My Cousin Vinny. News editors pay him three dollars per corpse, so ‘The Great Bernzini’ spends his nights cruising the streets at New York alone, his car radio tuned to the police lrequency. To make a living, he snaps murdered mobsters, guys with meat cleavers in their heads, and distraught mothers whose children have just been roasted alive in tenement lire-traps. Then he meets and tails lor widowed club owner Kay (Barbara Hershey), who asks him to lind out about the gangsters who have been trying to muscle in on her business since the recent death ol her

husband.Asacrime photographer, , , . ° ' . game." knowsthe Mob bosses The Public Eye: ‘to make a hung, he snaps murdered mobsters, guys with meat

from across Europe when E the 1993 Cartoon Forum

comes to lnverness in September. The Forum, part ofthe European Community‘s MEDIA programme, is designed to bring together producers of animation and potential funders, and has previously been held in Lanzarote, St Malo and Florence. It is hoped that

the event will provide

: spin-offbenefits for the Scottish animation industry. as the Scottish Film Council is already looking at the possibility ofestablishing animation

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. , workshops across the personal”, bmpoking around inmeir cleavers in their heads, and distraught mothers country This wouldfa” business is dangerous - especially photographer's lrustrating ellorts to therelore, are those which showcase under the remit (“an when he uncovers a multi-mlllion persuade book publishers that his the work of real-life snappers such as £109,000 award mar the dollar black market scam involving pictures are more than simply Arthur Felig (known as Weegee), is“ 'chccguy rifclvc‘: petrol ration vouchers. documentary images of everyday lite. whose Iile provides the historical groggttagd :LtnAjttl‘jngr

The tastelul, moody photography by What works less well is the poorly background lor a ll imsy, uninvolving i wfiich aims to dcv‘c‘lop Peter (Naked Lunch) Suschitzky conceived and badly underwritten dramatic plot. (Nigel Floyd) cultural awareness 0mm provides a patina ol period relationship between Hershey’s The Public Eye (15) (Howard Franklin moving ""38" i" “"a' authenticity, writer/director Howard ; glamorous lemme latale and Pesci‘s US, 1992) Joe Pesci Barbara Hershey 5 “was and among“ y‘mng Franklin’s judicious use ol black and emotionally stunted ‘shutterbug’, Stanley Tucci. 99 miils From Fri 5 “09"” “5 WC." “5 impmc white point-ol-view shots takes us , which never rings true despite her Glasgow: MGM Sauchiehall Street. i {he p’“°.”‘.‘“"" 0‘. geflind :rrnzyb's eyesband thhere is a dangerous beauty and his convincing Edinburgh: Cannon, UCI. Strathclyde: (52%?“ 8 mm heritagc'

e eva e su -p o a outt e despair. The best sequences, UCl Clydebank. l

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