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During the Making of 'She's Funny That Way
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Channel Silver Screen Dreams Cineastes, we are approaching the end of an era. New Hollywood, that halcyon age when directors were the benevolent potentates over their filmic fiefdoms and all was right in Tinseltown, is fast becoming a distant memory. The celluloid foliage that scatters across silver screens with each passing year serves to further relegate the once-great to the fossil record; each rolling camera creates more obscura. That elite legion of filmmakers who once made their mark mythologizing their own cinematic godfathers are now themselves being mythologized. In fact, their inheritors themselves have already begun receiving the mythology treatment, as the silver ouroboros of cinema continues to endlessly devour and digest itself. Film, the most neurotic of all art forms, is yet again facing an existential crisis.