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Persistence of Time

—Jacques Rivette On the mezzanine of the Hyatt Hotel on Potsdamer Platz at the center of the 2007 Berlin Film Festival, Jacques Rivette moves slowly, quietly into a public interview space. At 79, one of the founding members of the French New Wave remains a tantalizing figure, wiry and serious,......

Blue Skies Are Here Again

Photo by Joeff DavisThe most coveted screenwriter in Hollywood stands outside a coffeehouse some 2,000 miles from Los Angeles. Steve Conrad grew up in south Florida, and did every screenwriter's professionally mandatory sojourn to Los Angeles after graduating from Northwestern University in 1991. But his time there proved temporary, and......
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