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Do all New York filmmakers express a similar distaste for the lack of quality and emphasis on making money in Hollywood? Veteran and peculiar comedy director, Woody Allen, recently proclaimed his aversion towards the west coast filmmaking bastion, explaining at a promotional stop in Rome for his new movie Hollywood Ending, that “[Hollywood] is a place where people spend a huge amount of money and yet make very few, if any, decent films.” He also stressed the significance of older European films: “[They] were so much more original, rich and imaginative, and they really contributed to the development of cinema as an art form.” Yet Allen isn’t boosting his ego as a film man and described himself instead in a self-deprecating manner: “In three words, I would say: A Failed Artist. I’m very, very mediocre. In fact, I’m less than mediocre.”Well, he could have just been sucking up to reporters perhaps.

Queensbridge rapper Nas doesn’t feel pampered by the success of his last album, Stillmatic, and is in the studio finishing up his next LP, God’s Son, which features the sinuous handiwork of producers Alchemist, Large Professor, Salaam Remi And L.E.S. However, though the release date was scheduled for November 19, it was pushed back to December 17. His first single, “Made You Look!” has been playing on urban radio airwaves and Nas finished shooting a video for the song last week.

Many Americans may not be aware of the political overtones in U2’s hit “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” but the song is much more an irate musical retort to the gruesome events of Jan. 30, 1972 (when 13 Irish civilians were murdered in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, by British paratroopers during a civil rights march) than just a catchy pop tune. Bloody Sunday, a new film by British director Paul Greengrass, recalls these events and displays them to fans of the U2 buzz hit. Greengrass notes that the movie is about understanding the incident: “There was no anger, no bitterness, no cause for vengeance, just a quiet dignity and a feeling that at last, a necessary story had been told.” The film opened in L.A. and will make the rounds in major U.S. cities.

British rock stars battled it out for the prestigious Q Magazine awards, with Radiohead winning the “Best Act in the World Today” award for the second year running. Other winning bands included Coldplay, Sugababes and the Hives, but usual victors, Oasis, walked away empty-handed.

October 29, 2002

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