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  HACKMAN, GENE - WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT, NARROW MARGIN
In Welcome to Mooseport, Gene Hackman plays a retired US President (a nicer one than he played in Absolute Power, 1997), which just goes to show, once again, how far he stretches as an actor: in real life he’s shy and retiring, reports Andrew L. Urban, who met him on set in a hail of bullets on the set of Narrow Margin, out this week on DVD.
  HÅFSTRÖM, MIKAEL - 1408
In the hands of Swedish director Mikael Håfström, Stephen King’s horror story, 1408, is more of a psychological drama, a close study of a man who is about to go insane, the director tells Jorn Rossing Jensen.
HAGMAN, LARRY : Primary Colors HAGMAN, LARRY : Primary Colors
How Larry Hagman got the part of Gov. Freddy Picker in Primary Colors, and who are The Uglies; he tells ANDREW L. URBAN.
HAMILTON, LISAGAY: True Crime HAMILTON, LISAGAY: True Crime
It is not easy being a black actress in a white dominated industry, an industry that is actively racist, says LisaGay Hamilton, who is trying to break through racial boundaries. The co-star of the award-winning TV series The Practice, is now on the big screen, in Clint Eastwood's True Crime, and also as the younger Oprah Winfrey, in the much talked about, Beloved. Hamilton spoke to PAUL FISCHER in Los Angeles.
HANKS, TOM: CAST AWAY HANKS, TOM: CAST AWAY
Cast Away is Tom Hanks’ most personal film to date, he tells Jenny Cooney Carrillo; but had he made it earlier, it would have been a less profound film, possibly with Elle MacPherson arriving on the deserted island to do a swimsuit shoot.
HANNAH, JOHN : Sliding Doors HANNAH, JOHN : Sliding Doors
Scottish actor John Hannah gained world recognition as the grieving gay lover in the smash hit Four Weddings and a Funeral; now he's sharing the screen with Hollywood's golden girl, Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors, which opened this year's Sundance Film Festival, where PAUL FISCHER spoke to him.
HANNAY, DAVID: A PRODUCER, HIS DEMONS, HIS HEROES AND HIS HATES (PART 1) HANNAY, DAVID: A PRODUCER, HIS DEMONS, HIS HEROES AND HIS HATES (PART 1)
He hits 61 on June 23, 2000, but his greatest achievements are still to come, says the controversial film producer David Hannay; with two new feature films in pre-production (as at June 2000), he has some 40 productions to his credit, ranging from the seminal cult favourite, Stone, to the Human Rights Award-winning South African gangster movie, Mapantsula. He agreed to this exclusive and comprehensive career interview with ANDREW L. URBAN, in which his life, his demons and his passions are fully exposed.
HANNAY, DAVID: A PRODUCER, HIS DEMONS, HIS HEROES AND HIS HATES (PART 2) HANNAY, DAVID: A PRODUCER, HIS DEMONS, HIS HEROES AND HIS HATES (PART 2)
His greatest achievements are still to come, says the controversial 61 year old film producer David Hannay; with two new feature films in pre-production (at June 2000), he has some 40 productions to his credit, ranging from the seminal cult favourite, Stone, to the Human Rights Award-winning South African gangster movie, Mapantsula. He agreed to this exclusive and comprehensive career interview with ANDREW L. URBAN, in which his life, his demons and his passions are fully exposed. Part 2.
HANNAY, DAVID: A PRODUCER, HIS DEMONS, HIS HEROES AND HIS HATES (PART 3) HANNAY, DAVID: A PRODUCER, HIS DEMONS, HIS HEROES AND HIS HATES (PART 3)
His greatest achievements are still to come, says the controversial 61 year old film producer David Hannay; with two new feature films in pre-production (at June 2000), he has some 40 productions to his credit, ranging from the seminal cult favourite, Stone, to the Human Rights Award-winning South African gangster movie, Mapantsula. He agreed to this exclusive and comprehensive career interview with ANDREW L. URBAN, in which his life, his demons and his passions are fully exposed. Part 3.
HANSON, CURTIS: LA Confidential HANSON, CURTIS: LA Confidential
It’s not your simplistic corrupt cops story: L.A. Confidential is complex and smacks of a time when Hollywood movies put character first, as director Curtis Hanson has done. NICK RODDICK asks him how hard it was to sell that idea today. And a few other questions . . Photo: Judy Kopperman
HANSON, CURTIS: WONDER BOYS HANSON, CURTIS: WONDER BOYS
After L.A. Confidential, director Curtis Hanson wondered what to make for a while, but when he decided, it was Wonder Boys, with a subject close to his heart, he tells ANDREW L. URBAN.
HARTLEY, HAL : Henry Fool HARTLEY, HAL : Henry Fool
Hal Hartley maintains he makes films that are an alternative – to mainstream: it’s his equivalent to the notion of ‘independent.’ His latest film and perhaps his best, is Henry Fool, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, where PAUL FISCHER spoke to Hartley.
  HARTLEY, MARK – PATRICK
Mark Hartley’s heart was truly in the new making of Patrick; the film was the first VHS tape he ever bought as a kid (over 36 years ago), he tells Andrew L. Urban.
HATHAWAY, ANNE: THE PRINCESS DIARIES HATHAWAY, ANNE: THE PRINCESS DIARIES
Young American newcomer Anne Hathaway makes her debut co-starring with Julie Andrews in The Princess Diaries – but she’d be just as happy as a Professor of English, she explains to Andrew L. Urban.
HAWKE, ETHAN: Gattaca HAWKE, ETHAN: Gattaca
Actor, director, novelist, celebrity: Ethan Hawke, starring in Gattaca, is a new generation of intellectual actor who is not what he seems. Or is he? PAUL FISCHER met him during the recent Toronto Film Festival.(Photo: Judy Kopperman)
  HAWKINS, SALLY – MADE IN DAGENHAM
It’s such an important story, she wonders why it has not been told on screen before, Sally Hawkins, star of Made in Dagenham, tells Sue Williams.
HAYEK,  SALMA: Fools Rush In HAYEK, SALMA: Fools Rush In

"Salma's no fool" says PAUL FISCHER in this exclusive interview with the sexy Mexican actress.

  HEMSWORTH, CHRIS – THOR
Chris Hemsworth is Australia’s newest international star, playing the title role in Thor. It was a learning experience – plus the joys of a huge trailer, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
HENSHALL,DOUGLAS : IF ONLY HENSHALL,DOUGLAS : IF ONLY
If only one could change the past. . . how different life would be. That is the premise of a charming new British romantic drama, which introduces Scottish actor, Douglas Henshall, who would have been a journalist, if only….. PAUL FISCHER met Henshall at this year's Toronto Film Festival.
  HERZSPRUNG, HANNAH – FOUR MINUTES
She ate a paper ball at the audition, she lied about being able to play the piano and she cut holes in her good clothes to look the part – and she got the role. Hannah Herzsprung, who plays Jenny in Four Minutes, confesses to Andrew L. Urban.
HESTON, CHARLTON: Hamlet HESTON, CHARLTON: Hamlet

Although on screen for only a short time in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, there's no mistaking the star power of Charlton Heston, who remains one of the most charismatic film stars of his generation. In this exclusive interview, Heston talks to Paul Fischer.

HESTON, CHARLTON: Touch of Evil HESTON, CHARLTON: Touch of Evil
In an interview with our special contributor SUE VERMILIONS, Charlton Heston describes how the editing of Touch of Evil was originally completed by Universal in Orson Welles' absence.
  HETFIELD, JAMES: METALLICA - SOME KIND OF MONSTER
The initial decision to go into rehab - into a facility, not just visit a therapist “like I had before,” the ‘Mighty’ Metallica’s James Hetfield (whose drinking gave rise to the ‘Alcoholica’ moniker) tells Nick Roddick in New York, “was somewhat made for me by my wife throwing me out of the house …” It’s but one more candid revelation in the riveting story of the greatest heavy metal band of all time, captured on a film that pretty much exhausts the subject of the guys who make up Metallica. It’s extreme... it’s metal.
HEWITT, JENNIFER LOVE: HEARTBREAKERS HEWITT, JENNIFER LOVE: HEARTBREAKERS
A lousy lier herself, Jennifer Love Hewitt plays a con artist in Heartbreakers – it’s not her, but then that’s what acting’s all about, she tells Jenny Cooney Carrillo.
  HEYMAN, DAVID - THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS
Harry Potter producer David Heyman finds the parallels between Harry’s world and the world of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (which he also produced); the latter is a dark story set in a concentration camp, told from a child’s point of view, he tells John Millar.
  HICKS, SCOTT & KERRY HEYSEN – NO RESERVATIONS
Husband and wife, director and producer, Scott Hicks and Kerry Haysen eat, drink and play the business of filmmaking – which is not always smooth sailing, as they admit to Andrew L. Urban on the eve of release of their latest film, No Reservations, starring Catherine Zeta Jones and Aaron Eckhart.
  HICKS, SCOTT - GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS
The first day of filming was at the Philip Glass holiday home in Nova Scotia with Glass cooking pizza – and talking to filmmaker Scott Hicks, which set the tone for the rest of the film, Hicks tells Andrew L. Urban.
HICKS, SCOTT : Snow Falling on Cedars HICKS, SCOTT : Snow Falling on Cedars
There was a safe way of telling this story and there was a risky way; "I opted for the latter," director Scott Hicks tells ANDREW L. URBAN.
  HICKS, SCOTT – THE BOYS ARE BACK
The ‘Boys’ are 6 and 14, and their story is taken from an often disjointed but powerful memoir by their English journalist father, Simon Carr. Director Scott Hicks was incredibly fortunate to find two youngsters – Nicholas McAnulty and George MacKay - who deliver the film’s emotional payload, says Andrew L. Urban. But directing them had its challenges, as Hicks explains to Urban in this podcast – in which he also recalls the harrowing screening of the film to the now grown up boys.
HICKS, SCOTT: HEARTS IN ATLANTIS HICKS, SCOTT: HEARTS IN ATLANTIS
Doing nothing can be great acting, says Scott Hicks, talking about Anthony Hopkins, his star in Hearts in Atlantis. It’s also about ambiguity, as Andrew L. Urban discovers.
  HILLCOAT, JOHN & CAVE, NICK – THE PROPOSITION
You’ll see Nick Cave’s writing credit on the poster, alongside John Hillcoat’s as director. It’s symbolic of the depth of their collaboration and of the future plans for their new film company, as they reveal how The Proposition was germinated. Andrew L. Urban meets the two men from Titan Films
  HOFFMAN , PHILIP SEYMOUR - CAPOTE
Playing the gifted but conflicted gay author, Capote, has been his hardest job in films; “it took the cake,” says Phillip Seymour Hoffman during a pre-Oscar trip to the Berlin Film Festival to promote the film. But with his next gig, as “a psychotic archetypal heavy badass character,” in Mission: Impossible III, he gets to fight, run & fly; “it’s pretty cool” he tells Helen Barlow.
HOFFMAN, GABY : The Candid Bird HOFFMAN, GABY : The Candid Bird
Star-on-the-rise Gaby Hoffman, one of the new generation of actresses, is telling it like it is, shunning the Hollywood spotlight for the less glamorous and more eclectic world of independent cinema. She spoke to PAUL FISCHER
HOGAN,  P.J.: My Best Friend's Wedding HOGAN, P.J.: My Best Friend's Wedding
P.J. Hogan talks to PAUL FISCHER about making his second ‘wedding’ film, and how he refused to accept ‘bullshit’ acting from its star Julia Roberts - and the crucial casting of Rupert Everett.
  HOGAN, P. J. – MURIEL'S WEDDING 10th ANNIVERSARY DVD
P. J. Hogan found inspiration for Muriel Heslop in his own misery, he tells Andrew L. Urban, as his sensationally successful debut feature, Muriel’s Wedding, is released on a 10th Anniversary Collectors Edition DVD.
HOLLY, LAUREN : TURBULENT THRILLS HOLLY, LAUREN : TURBULENT THRILLS

Better known perhaps as Jim Carrey’s other half these days, Lauren Holly, star the new film Turbulence, talks to Paul Fischer from the set of hubbie Carrey’s next film.

HOLOFCENER,  NICOLE: Walking and Talking HOLOFCENER, NICOLE: Walking and Talking

Nicole Holofcener was miserable enough to write a Walking and Talking script, she tells PAUL FISCHER.

  HOOPER, TOM - THE KING’S SPEECH
Australian connections helped bring together the right cast with the right director for a story that might have been the ‘B plot of history’ but is made into the ‘A story’, as The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper explains to Andrew L. Urban.
  HOPE, NICHOLAS – BAD BOY BUBBY DVD
It was his first scene in his first feature film and he had to stand naked while a woman he’d never met washed him down; but that’s how Nicholas Hope found the way to play his unique character, and he became a cult star when Rolf de Heer’s Bad Boy Bubby scored accolades at Venice and around the world. Hope talks to Andrew L. Urban on the film’s DVD release.
  HOPKINS, ANTHONY - SPOTSWOOD (DVD)
In his only Australian film, Spotswood, and his first comedy role, Anthony Hopkins finally dares to just play himself, he explains to Andrew L. Urban.
HOPKINS, ANTHONY: HANNIBAL HOPKINS, ANTHONY: HANNIBAL
As Jenny Cooney Carrillo discovers, Anthony Hopkins is less than he seems. Less complicated, that is, less self-important and less intense [than Hannibal Lecter, at least]. Must be his English understatement...
HOWARD, RON: EDTV HOWARD, RON: EDTV
Ron Howard – actor turned director with an enviable track record – talks to PAUL FISCHER about his latest film, EdTV – and (at left) comments on the most anticipated movie of all time – Star wars Ep 1, made by the man whose influence (force?) has been the greatest.
HOWELL , C. THOMAS: WILLFULL HOWELL , C. THOMAS: WILLFULL
He was a junior rodeo champion in California – back about the time he played Tyler in ET The Extra Terrestrial – but C. Thomas Howell has since played in several television shows and over 50 movies – including the new Australian afterlife comedy, WillFull, which introduced him to Australian filmmakers, who impressed him greatly, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  HUGHES, PATRICK – RED HILL
From Red Hill you can see Hollywood ... his strong debut feature has propelled Australian filmmaker Patrick Hughes on a path to the summit, as Andrew L. Urban discovers.
HULME, LACHY: LET'S GET SKASE HULME, LACHY: LET'S GET SKASE
A real life kidnap attempt on Christopher Skase inspired this action comedy, in which Lachy Hulme plays the man who engineered the failed kidnap, but is still proud of it.
HUNT, HELEN: PAY IT FORWARD HUNT, HELEN: PAY IT FORWARD
Helen Hunt sees angels, including a crucial one at a supermarket, she confides to Jenny Cooney Carrillo, so it’s little wonder she is having a heavenly time in Hollywood.
  HUPPERT, ISABELLE – ME AND MY SISTER
Alexandra Leclere’s debut feature about conflicted sisters , Me and My Sister, unites two of France’s great actresses: Isabelle Huppert and Catherine Frot; Huppert explains how Frot likes to rehearse, and she doesn’t, so they both had to adjust – to avoid real life conflict.
HURLEY, LIZ: BEDAZZLED HURLEY, LIZ: BEDAZZLED
Versace and Fendi dressed the Devil, as Liz Hurley reveals in this interview with Jenny Cooney Carillo, talking about her latest film, Bedazzled. Hurley also confesses to a bit of evil in her past...
HURT, JOHN: Love & Death HURT, JOHN: Love & Death
With any luck, he says, John Hurt’s next movie will be shot in Australia – but it’s still a bit early to be sure. In the meantime, he talks to ANDREW L. URBAN about his unusual character, Giles De’Ath, in Love and Death on Long Island.
  HURWITZ, JON & SCHLOSSBERG, HAYDEN – AMERICAN PIE: REUNION
The universe must have been listening: keen fans of American Pie, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg could hardly wait to accept the offer to make & bake the final slice – Reunion. By Andrew L. Urban.





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