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2006 Stories by Ed Halter

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  • Scents and Sensibility

    published December 19, 2006

    A multimillion-euro adaptation of a bestselling German novel, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer relates the life of Jean-Baptiste... More >>

  • War Is Beautiful

    published December 19, 2006

    Haven't the people of Iraq suffered enough? Nearly four years of destruction, torture and chaos, a monumentally botched occupation and... More >>

  • Daughter Knows Best

    published November 28, 2006

    Our sympathies to Marie Nyreröd's Bergman Island, a feature that finds itself discourteously upstaged by the short film screening... More >>

  • 'Cléo From 5 to 7'

    published November 14, 2006

    In Agnés Varda's take on the New Wave's girl-in-Paris scenario, the imperially named Cléopatre Victoire (Corinne Marchand) lounges... More >>

  • 'Me and My Brother'

    published October 31, 2006

    A heady intermingling of documentary and fiction, photographer Robert Frank's first feature (finished in 1969, then re-edited by Frank in 1997)... More >>

  • 'The Last Atomic Bomb'

    published October 31, 2006

    Noble intentions given pancake-flat treatment, The Last Atomic Bomb is an unwittingly timely documentary that focuses on personal stories... More >>

  • Space Oddity

    published October 17, 2006

    The success of Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man—which last year made a unique migration from the art house to the Discovery... More >>

  • My Little Underground

    published October 3, 2006

    The underground may be dead, replaced by innumerable pocket-worlds nurtured by niche marketing and the Internet. The old vertical clash of high... More >>

  • Remembering Edward Said

    published October 3, 2006

    Makoto Sato's Out of Place: Memories of Edward Said, made after the Columbia scholar's death from leukemia in 2003, combines biography with... More >>

  • The Personal Films of Su Friedrich

    published September 19, 2006

    Su Friedrich created her latest experimental documentary, the half-hour Seeing Red, from just three elements: video diaries, shot from the... More >>

  • Survival Instincts

    published August 29, 2006

    Deep into Lech Kowalski's canonical punk rock mid-mortem document D.O.A. (1980), the director sets his 16mm sights backstage on Nancy... More >>

  • 240 Minutes of Fame

    published August 22, 2006

    Some company recently was interested in buying my 'aura,' " Andy Warhol once said, as recorded in his 1975 book The Philosophy of Andy... More >>

  • 'Fratricide'

    published August 15, 2006

    Yilmaz Arslan's hard-edged story of Turks and Kurds on the mean streets of urban Germany veers between moments of sensitive humanism and... More >>

  • Fakes on a Plane

    published August 1, 2006

    Oliver Stone and Paramount are intent on getting out the message that World Trade Center doesn't traffic in fringy speculations about the... More >>

  • 'Scanners: The 2006 New York Video Festival'

    published July 18, 2006

    One suspects the semi-recently rebranded Scanners: The 2006 New York Video Festival has tweaked its nomenclature in an effort to upgrade its image... More >>

  • 'The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover'

    published July 18, 2006

    The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover sinks into the sad and sordid tale of an ultimately disastrous romantic triangle between a man, a... More >>

  • 'Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela'

    published June 27, 2006

    A sincere but sapless attempt to meld personal and political documentary, Thomas Allen Harris's Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela takes... More >>

  • Desperate Youth

    published June 20, 2006

    Distinct from the typical concert video or band profile, the punk-rock identity doc has emerged in recent years as its own unnamed DIY genre, with... More >>

  • 'Room'

    published June 20, 2006

    Asparse, enigmatic tale of a woman's ultimately mysterious quest, Kyle Henry's Room is one of those rare American indies that confidently... More >>

  • An Act of Momentary Utopia

    published June 6, 2006

    Pondering a Dave Chappelle film directed by Michel Gondry conjures up some bizarre cinematic prospects—dancing mandalas of belligerent black... More >>

  • Festival Excess

    published May 23, 2006

    Once again this week, New York hosts multiple film festivals, each touting a variety of independent and inter- national movies. The beginning of... More >>

  • Art School Essentials

    published May 16, 2006

    Filmmaking literally comes in schools: Anyone who has logged serious time on a festival screening committee learns to differentiate the styles of... More >>

  • China's Cutting Edge: New Video Art From Shanghai and Beijing

    published May 9, 2006

    Surveys of British and Japanese avant-garde film hosted at Anthology in recent years have proven successful by focusing on the past, revealing... More >>

  • Barney's Rubble

    published March 21, 2006

    Those who fear that the mainstream of contemporary art has become little more than an extension of fashion will find no comfort in Drawing... More >>

  • Frankfurt Schooled

    published March 7, 2006

    Ever read T.W. Adorno's Minima Moralia and think, "Hey, this would make a great movie"? Alexander Kluge might be your man. The most... More >>

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