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GALLO,  VINCENT: Buffalo 66 GALLO, VINCENT: Buffalo 66
Actor, writer, producer, director, composer. Vincent Gallo does it all and says it all in his movie Buffalo 66. This is a guy who speaks from the hip and doesn't give a damn about what he says and why he says it. PAUL FISCHER attempts to unmask the man behind the mouth in this rare interview.
  GANGSTER SQUAD – REAL ANGELS
In Gangster Squad, an extraordinary (and authentic Angelino) cast helped bring to the screen a secret chapter of Los Angeles history, as director Ruben Fleischer (pic), screenwriter Will Beall and producers Dan Lin & Kevin McCormick explain in this special Q&A.
  GARCIA, ADAM – LOVE'S BROTHER / CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN
With two of his films opening in two weeks in Australia – Love’s Brother (April 1) Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (April 8) – Adam Garcia is streaking up the star ladder, tap dancing to success … and barely avoiding mummification, as Andrew L. Urban discovers as they meet in a Sydney café.
GARCIA, ANDY: Just the Ticket GARCIA, ANDY: Just the Ticket
Andy Garcia is one of Hollywood's most popular stars, but when it comes to try and finance pictures himself, even stars can become disillusioned with the process. An example of this is his latest film, Just the Ticket, on which he had to fight hard just for distribution. He spoke to PAUL FISCHER.
GERSHON,  GINA: BOUND FOR SEXCESS GERSHON, GINA: BOUND FOR SEXCESS
In Bound, Gina Gershon plays a Lesbian ex-con who teams up with a gangster's moll to rip off the mob. Paul Fischer lunches with Gina in her favourite LA eatery.
  GHOBADI, BAHMAN – TURTLES CAN FLY
Bahman Ghobadi returns to his tormented youth for creative guidance with his latest tragic, multi-award winning film, Turtles Can Fly. On a Sydney visit, he tells Andrew L. Urban how his own suicidal feelings of the past helped him direct his cast of non professional child actors.
  GIANNOPOULOS, NICK - THE KINGS OF MYKONOS: WOG BOY 2
Good casting and good luck (combined with long years of hard work on the script) helped to make Nick Giannopoulos’ Wog Boy sequel a success, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  GIANNOPOULOS, NICK – THE WANNABES
Co-writer, producer and star Nick Giannopoulos has seen his own film, The Wannabes 20 times – not to see how great it is, but to see what audiences want, and he cut the finished film accordingly, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
GIARRUSSO, VINCENT - MALLBOY GIARRUSSO, VINCENT - MALLBOY
Vincent Giarrusso makes his feature directing debut with a story about a tough subject - kids on the street; without pushing any of the easy buttons, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
GIARRUSSO, VINCENT: MALL BOY GIARRUSSO, VINCENT: MALL BOY
Vincent Giarrusso makes his feature directing debut with a story about a tough subject - kids on the street. He talks to ANDREW L. URBAN
  GIBSON, MEL - THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
After months of being called anti-Semetic and other names not fit to print, an extremely nervous (and humble) Mel showed the final print of his film to the press, and sat down with members of The Hollywood Foreign Press in a Beverly Hills hotel room to talk about his own passion for The Passion Of The Christ. HFP member Jenny Cooney Carrillo reports.
GIBSON, MEL - WE WERE SOLDIERS GIBSON, MEL - WE WERE SOLDIERS
Just before production began in April 2001, the 79 year old Hal Moore who was to be portrayed by Mel Gibson in We Were Soldiers, took Mel and the film’s producers to the graves of the fallen men under his command back in 1965. In Sydney this week, Mel Gibson recalls the dramatic moment. Andrew L. Urban reports.
GIBSON, MEL: Payback GIBSON, MEL: Payback
Mel Gibson is no longer afraid of taking risks, and risks he does take. The Oscar winning director has come a long way since Paul Fischer first met a shy, young Mel, 19 years ago, for one of his very first interviews. The two met again in a Los Angeles hotel (January 1999), to talk about the star’s life and career now, on the eve of Payback’s Australian release
GIBSON, MEL: SIGNS GIBSON, MEL: SIGNS
Signs star Mel Gibson has the signs of a devout Catholic, a skeptic, a typical father, a successful filmmaker - and a lucky backer of horses on long odds, he tells Jenny Cooney Carrillo.
GIBSON, MEL: THE PATRIOT GIBSON, MEL: THE PATRIOT
MEL GIBSON is a sensitive family man who also knows how to have a good laugh, but deep down he's probably a potential 'Viking killer', as Jenny Cooney Carrillo discovered during this candid interview at a plush Beverly Hills hotel.
  GILLIAN ARMSTRONG – LOVE LUST & LIES
She’s maturing with her three subjects, Gillian Armstrong tells Andrew L. Urban after making the fifth in her series on Kerry, Josie and Diana, the three teenagers in her 1976 film, Smokes and Lollies. They’re 47 now, and two of them are grandmothers – and very honest ones, at that as can be seen in Love Lust & Lies, the latest in this revealing audio-visual photo album
  GILROY, TONY - DUPLICITY
No, said George (Clooney) I won’t be able to do it but you should get Clive (Owen) – that’s how the casting went on Duplicity, as writer/director Tony Gilroy explains in this Q & A
  GLEN, JOHN – THE WILD GEESE DVD
Just before directing the first of five James Bond Films (For Our Eyes Only, followed by Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill), John Glen had the dual role of editor and 2nd unit director on the 1978 British action adventure, The Wild Geese. On the eve of the film’s release on DVD, Glen was holidaying in Perth, and spoke to Andrew L. Urban, recalling one of his trademark shots – several parachutists jumping from the back of a plane.
GODFREY, CHRIS:  BABE PIG IN THE CITY GODFREY, CHRIS: BABE PIG IN THE CITY
Chris Godfrey of Sydney’s digital effects house, Animal Logic, was the visual effects supervisor on Babe: Pig in the City. He talks to ANDREW L. URBAN
GOLDENTHAL, ELLIOT: TITUS GOLDENTHAL, ELLIOT: TITUS
Young musical wunderkind, Elliot Goldenthal, throws Western choral music, Tibetan gongs, circus music, swing and heavy rock at the first bloody screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s Titus (directed by his wife); he was being as eclectic as the production design, he tells SUE VERMILIONS.
GOLDMAN, BO: Meet Joe Black GOLDMAN, BO: Meet Joe Black
NICK RODDICK talks to two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bo Goldman about how he reteamed with director Martin Brest on Meet Joe Black, starring Brad Pitt and inspired by the 1934 classic, Death Takes a Holiday.
GOLDMAN, PAUL & LAZARUS, MARK: AUSTRALIAN RULES GOLDMAN, PAUL & LAZARUS, MARK: AUSTRALIAN RULES
The screenings of Australian Rules at the Sundance film festival in 2002 proved the film – with its powerful racial and domestic violence issues - not only plays well to an audience, but that it’s got a punch, producer Mark Lazarus and director Paul Goldman (pic) tell Andrew L. Urban.
GOLDSON ANNIE: PUNITIVE DAMAGE GOLDSON ANNIE: PUNITIVE DAMAGE
A 20 year old New Zealand-Malaysian, Kamal, was murdered by Indonesian military intelligence in 1991 at Dili cemetery in East Timor; his mother took the case to a New York court, and now New Zealand filmmaker Annie Goldson has told the story in a feature length documentary, Punitive Damage. Goldson talks to ANDREW L. URBAN.
  GORDON, CHRISTOPHER
Just like Nino Rota’s first Godfather score, the original music for Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World was a hot but ineligible favourite for an Oscar this year, being based on earlier work. But Christopher Gordon, who shared composing duties on the score, has other measures of its lasting value, as Brad Green points out in this interview with one of Australia’s most gifted and celebrated screen composers.
  GORDON, KEITH – THE SINGING DETECTIVE
Mel Gibson is unrecognisable in a support role, the lead role was part therapy for its then jailed star Robert Downey jnr, and the screenplay is a mixture of the real and the surreal. So when Keith Gordon got the offer to direct The Singing Detective, he could hardly wait, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  GORE, AL – AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
Al Gore was invited to Cannes for the premiere of An Inconvenient Truth, his documentary about climate change. “I know this about politics. The political system has one thing in common with the climate system: it too, is non-linear. It can appear to change only gradually. But it can cross a tipping point, beyond which it moves dramatically,” he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  GOSS, LUKE – HELLBOY II – THE GOLDEN ARMY
Luke Goss used the pain and discomfort from the make up and tricky costume to feed it into his characterisation of Prince Nuada in Hellboy II The Golden Army, a role which Guillermo del Toro wrote with Goss in Mind, the actor tells Andrew L. Urban.
  GRACE, TOPHER – SPIDER-MAN 3
Acting in front of a green screen encourages the child in you to engage your imagination as if you were playing, Topher Grace explains to Andrew L. Urban, as he enjoys spruiking his latest two-faced role as Eddie/Venom in Spider-Man 3.
  GRAFF, TODD – CAMP
Todd Graff made good use of his contacts to get, Camp, his first feature film made including the legendary Arthur Laurents, he explains to Andrew L. Urban, and is now looking to the future, hoping to avoid being immobilised by fear of what to do next.
GRAHAM, HEATHER: SAY IT ISN'T SO GRAHAM, HEATHER: SAY IT ISN'T SO
Dating an Aussie is cool, Heather Graham tells Jenny Cooney Carrillo, and she is actually holidaying in Perth as her latest movie, Say it Isn’t So, opens here.
GRAHAM, HEATHER: THE GURU GRAHAM, HEATHER: THE GURU
What does Heather Graham wear for a press junket? Does it reveal or does it hide? Andrew L. Urban meets the star of The Guru on her promotional tour to Sydney. She confesses they’re not her clothes, but her armour. Very cool armour.
  GRAHAM, MARCUS – JOSH JARMAN
Playing Josh Jarman, a slightly nerdy character, gives Marcus Graham the opportunity to tackle some gently physical comedy, which he loves, as he tells Andrew L. Urban.
GRANEY, DAVE & MOORE, CLARE: BAD EGGS GRANEY, DAVE & MOORE, CLARE: BAD EGGS
Fusing musical elements from the past to their ideas of how they might sound in the future makes this Australian composing couple unique. Brad Green listens in to the unpredictable Dave Graney and Clare Moore, who used a variety of ingredients in their score for the crime comedy Bad Eggs.
  GRANIK, DEBRA – WINTER’S BONE
She just fell in love with the story of a young girl facing huge hurdles in a remote community, New York filmmaker Debra Granik tells Andrew L. Urban over a rainy Sydney lunch talking about her new award winning film, Winter’s Bone.
  GREENGRASS, PAUL - UNITED 93
Given a special screening at Cannes 2006, United 93 is a real time re-enactment of the fourth flight hijacked on September 11, 2001. At the Festival, Andrew L. Urban meets director Paul Greengrass, two of the widows, two of the actors and an air traffic controller who re-enacts his own role in the drama. United was the airline, but we can read into the title the actions of the terrified victims that challenged the terrorists.
GREGG, JOHN: TO END ALL WARS GREGG, JOHN: TO END ALL WARS
The powerful new film, To End All Wars, set on the Thai/Burma Railway of Death during the war, features Australia’s John Gregg as Dr ‘Christ of the River’ Coates. The cast and crew formed a unique bond during filming, as Gregg tells Andrew L. Urban.
GREGORY PECK AND ME GREGORY PECK AND ME
In tribute to the late Gregory Peck who died last week at 87, Andrew L. Urban tells for the first time how he pursued the great actor for an interview at the second Tokyo Film Festival, how Peck showed his impeccable good grace, and how fate played a cruel practical joke on the excited journalist
GRIER,  PAM GRIER, PAM
Jackie Brown star Pam Grier talks exclusively to Paul Fischer.
GRIFFITH, MELANIE: Crazy in Alabama GRIFFITH, MELANIE: Crazy in Alabama
JIMMY THOMSON meets Melanie Griffith and husband Antonio Banderas at the Venice Film Festival, after the world premiere of their first baby, Crazy in Alabama - he directs, she stars.
GRIFFITHS, RACHEL: HILARY AND JACKIE GRIFFITHS, RACHEL: HILARY AND JACKIE
Rachel Griffiths’ performance in Hilary and Jackie has earned her a coveted Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. While promoting that film in Los Angeles, PAUL FISCHER spoke to Griffiths about her road to success, and her avoidance of Hollywood.
GRIFFITHS, RACHEL: ME MYSELF I GRIFFITHS, RACHEL: ME MYSELF I
Rachel Griffiths, who played Muriel's girlfriend in 1993, now plays a young mother in Me Myself I, but she has played much else since her film debut, from an English cellist to a New Yorker, and she feels pretty confident about it all - and loving the magic of cinema, she tells Andrew L. Urban.
  GRUFFUDD, IOAN – KING ARTHUR
Luck and determination helped Welsh-born Ioan Gruffudd to get the role of Lancelot in Jerry Bruckheimer’s gritty production of King Arthur, in an example of the Hollywood dream factory at work, as Gruffudd reveals to Andrew L. Urban.
GUEST, CHRISTOPHER: A MIGHTY WIND GUEST, CHRISTOPHER: A MIGHTY WIND
Christopher Guest of Spinal Tap fame, blows into town to promote A Mighty Wind (obviously he doesn’t write these intros) and heaps praise on his large and talented ensemble cast, as Andrew L. Urban discovers.





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