Friday, October 26, 2007

Asia Shock in MovieMaker

We finally got our hands on the Summer 2007 issue (#70) of MovieMaker magazine, "the nation's leading magazine on the art and business of making movies and the most widely read magazine on independent film in the world." Why did we grab a copy and devour it? Because we were entranced by Jodie Foster's strange, pensive gaze on the cover? Because we're tired of books and we want to make movies? No, alas, our 7-hour samurai epic set in BART stations and the Berkeley hills is, well, still in the planning stage.

We picked up MovieMaker because it contains Travis Crawford's review of Patrick Galloway's excellent guidebook, Asia Shock: Horror and Dark Cinema from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Crawford writes:

Author Patick Galloway ...[brings] a level of keen insight to accompany his equally infectious enthusiasm for these films. His book emerges as an entertaining read for longtime devotees of Asian genre cinema and an outstanding primer for newcomers.
(read Galloway's comments on the review)