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Terence Fisher on the set of Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969).

Terence Fisher: the Poor Man’s Hitchcock

by Chip Kaufmann When I refer to British director Terence Fisher as “the poor man’s Hitchcock,” I do not mean that in a disparaging way. I mean it as a compliment, for while Fisher made his movies pretty much the way Hitchcock did, he never had the kind of budgets that Hitch had in America. …

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Robin Williams in Patch Adams.

Robin Williams: Tears of a Clown

by Michelle Keenan On the night of August 11th the world was stunned to learn of the death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams. Making the news even harder to digest was that he had been in a dark enough place to commit suicide. In the world of celebritydom, premature death, be it directly …

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"Third Person" opened in Asheville in late July with only two showings a day.

Helping Films Find Their Audience

in a Short Attention Span Theatre by Chip Kaufmann If you’re a regular reader of Rapid River Magazine’s movie section, then you know that when I write an article it’s usually a profile of some movie person, such as silent movie comedienne Mabel Normand (March 2014). Or, it’s to provide a historical overview on something …

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The Rover

Monthly Reel for July 2014

by Michelle Keenan Usually the summer movie season brings action-packed CGI fests, animated blockbusters and little else. This year that is not the case. Asheville continues to book the usual big budget box office fare as well as a host of smaller titles. Since 2008 the good Professor Kaufmann and I have tried to cover …

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