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KATZENBERG, JEFFREY : Prince of Egypt KATZENBERG, JEFFREY : Prince of Egypt
Jeffrey Katzenberg redefined the animation industry during his tenure at Disney. Now the K in SKG at DreamWorks studio, his latest project, Prince of Egypt, has a lot riding on; can he do it all again? He believes so, he tells PAUL FISCHER.
  KATZENBERG, JEFFREY – SHREK THE THIRD
Jeffrey Katzenberg is the head of Dreamworks – he is no longer credited as a producer of any kind on Shrek The Third – he’s just The Boss, as he tells Andrew L. Urban in an interview that canvasses everything from the irony of his impatient nature while working in time-consuming animation, to how he gets his therapy during interviews like this one.
  KEILLOR, GARRISON – A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
Garrison Keillor has turned his long running live radio show, A Prairie Home Cmpanion, into a movie, with the help of Robert Altman, working together being the ultimate compliment, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
KEITEL, HARVEY: Three Seasons KEITEL, HARVEY: Three Seasons
"We must travel to understand there is no difference, in terms of humankind and humankindness," Harvey Keitel tells PAUL FISCHER, as he explains why he is so keen to support Three Seasons, a film in which he plays a supporting role as an actor, but a large role as promoter.
  KENAN, GIL – MONSTER HOUSE
A confident mum and a communicative father helped make Gil Kenan a natural filmmaker, plucked out of obscurity by two cinematic giants, Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg, to direct his debut feature, Monster House. It’s almost like an urban legend, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  KENTIS, CHRIS & RYAN, BLANCHARD – OPEN WATER
After years of struggling to get inside the doors of movers and shakers, the makers and stars of Open Water are finding doors open: director Chris Kentis found himself sitting with Harvey Weinstein and star Blanchard Ryan now goes straight into the director’s auditions, without going through the motions with the assistant casting director, the casting director and the assistant director. Andrew L. Urban talks to the filmmakers during their Sydney visit to promote the film.
  KHYENTSE NORBU – TRAVELLERS AND MAGICIANS
Bhutan is changing, and with the arrival of television come consumer goods like the bra; the country’s only filmmaker, the Buddhist teacher Khyentse Norbu, captures the mindset with his new film, Travellers and Magicians. But his next film may be about a sexually repressed couple, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  KIDMAN, NICOLE – THE STEPFORD WIVES
Swimming in the ocean, staring into the starry night sky and having family around her make Nicole Kidman the happiest, despite having Oscar at home, she tells Jenny Cooney Carrillo, in between playing a Stepford wife and a bewitched wife, on a career roll that seems unending. But it won’t last for ever, Kidman says.
  KIDMAN, NICOLE: COLD MOUNTAIN
Andrew L. Urban meets the Nicole Kidman conundrum: a mysterious woman who is both mega star and frail female, courted by directors but believing in luck.
KIDMAN, NICOLE: MOULIN ROUGE KIDMAN, NICOLE: MOULIN ROUGE
On the eve of her trip to the Cannes Film Festival and then on to Sydney for the Australian premiere of Moulin Rouge, Nicole Kidman had a candid chat to Jenny Cooney Carrillo about life after Tom and the movie her director Baz Luhrmann describes as her shining light. “It’s the best and worst time in my life coming together,” she says.
KIDMAN, NICOLE: Moulin Rouge/EWS KIDMAN, NICOLE: Moulin Rouge/EWS
Nicole Kidman has started filming the musical, Moulin Rouge, for Australian director Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet) at Sydney's Fox Studios. SUE VERMILIONS talked to Kidman about how she got the role, what it was like working with Stanley Kubrick on Eyes Wide Shut and the directors she would love to work with in the future.
  KIGHTLEY, OSCAR & MAGASIVA, ROBBIE – SIONE'S WEDDING
The Samoan wedding comedy is a new and so far small genre, represented by Sione’s Wedding, but if there are more like this, bring it on! As the film begins its Australian season, Andrew L. Urban meets two of the Naked Samoans from the film, Oscar Kightley and Robbie Magasiva. Samoans are visible in New Zealand – but this time for all the right reasons, they say.
  KINBERG, SIMON - xXx 2: THE NEXT LEVEL
Action scenes should tell us something about character, says screenwriter Simon Kinberg, who has four action films coming out one after the other in Australia, starting with xXx 2: The Next Level, again Samuel L. Jackson, this time with Ice Cube as the special agent. Andrew L. Urban spoke to him from New York.
  KING, JONATHAN - BLACK SHEEP
Scientific experimentation on innocent New Zealand sheep goes wrong, but his debut feature goes right, as Jonathan King explains to Andrew L. Urban his relief at getting Weta to do the FX.
  KIRK, JOHN: RESTORING THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
After six years of waiting, MGM’s John Kirk finally got the good news that the restoration of Sergio Leonie’s classic, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly could go ahead. Bad news was he only had seven weeks to do it, as he tells Andrew L. Urban while visiting Australia.
KLINE, KEVIN : In & Out, The Ice Storm KLINE, KEVIN : In & Out, The Ice Storm
Oscar winner Kevin Kline is as comfortable doing comedy as he is drama: as the outed school teacher in the hit comedy In and Out, and as a weak family man in the drama, The Ice Storm. PAUL FISCHER spoke to the actor at the recent Toronto Film Festival.
  KNIGHTLEY, KEIRA - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Keira Knightley, currently working in film after film, has been obsessed with Pride and Prejudice since she was seven, but afraid of going for the role of Elizabeth, especially when she learnt that director Joe Wright didn’t want her, as she tells Helen Barlow.
  KNOCKED UP – interviews with Judd Apatow & Seth Rogan
Writer/director Judd Apatow and star Seth Rogen visited Sydney to promote their latest comedy, Knocked Up, which has notched up a healthy opening box office in the US, and some rave reviews. They talk to Andrew L. Urban about the film (not too seriously) and how it was born.
  KOKKINOS, ANA - BLESSED
It began as a four part play about working class life in Australia in the late 90s and blossomed as a film dealing with the indestructible bond between mothers and children in the first decade of the new century. Blessed took over eight years to make the transition to film – and while it was worth the effort, director Ana Kokkinos, admits in this audio interview with Andrew L. Urban, it was a huge challenge to make. And below, we publish an Insider Briefing on the film’s heritage and development.
KOKKINOS, ANA : HEAD ON KOKKINOS, ANA : HEAD ON
Young people respond eagerly to Head On, sensing it’s honesty; some people went up to director Ana Kokkinos after its Melbourne Film Festival Screening, and gave her a warm hug. Older Greeks find it tough and confronting – hard to take. And some find the frank sexual content quite a shock. But no-one’s bored: Andrew L. Urban talks to Kokkinos.
  KOKKINOS, ANA – THE BOOK OF REVELATION
Abducted, chained up and sexually abused by three hooded women, a male dancer is the victim in the reversal of usual gender roles in The Book Of Revelation, a sexually graphic and confronting film that’s more psychological mystery than kidnap thriller, as co-writer and director Ana Kokkinos tells Andrew L. Urban.
  KOLTAI, LAJOS – FATELESS
Oscar nominated cinematographer Lajos Koltai is making his directing debut with the adaptation of Fateless (a Jewish boy’s story by Nobel Prize winning author Imre Kertész) and he’s not getting an easy run, with a 12 week break in production after the money ran out. But filming has restarted and Ennio Morricone has already composed the main theme. Andrew L. Urban meets Koltai in Budapest for this exclusive interview.
  KOOPS, LIZ – PRISCILLA, THE MUSICAL
Priscilla rides again, as one of Australia’s most successful, iconic and loved films is adapted to the stage for a musical like no other, with 750,000 ping pong balls on order and all its fun and all its heart intact, producer Liz Koops tells Andrew L. Urban.
  KRAMER, EDDIE – FESTIVAL EXPRESS
A five day concert tour across Canada in 1970 by Janis Joplin and several major bands of the time aboard a specially hired train was recorded on film, but due to the tour’s financial disaster, it was buried in a vault – now it’s finally assembled with the music restored and remixed by the legendary Eddie Kramer, who tells Andrew L. Urban how he did it.
  KRAVCHUK, ANDREI – THE ITALIAN
The couple who are about to adopt a Russian orphan in The Italian are Italian because for most Russians, Italy conjures up visions of a warm, sunny and beautiful place, the perfect escape, the director Andrei Kravchuk tells Andrew L. Urban.
KUBRICK, STANLEY: A POSTHUMOUS CONVERSATION KUBRICK, STANLEY: A POSTHUMOUS CONVERSATION
This is the eve of the future – 1999. Upside down it’s 6661.  Stanley Kubrick was a space traveler back in 2001, and is now an atomic blip in the universe, a cyber-dot perhaps in the galactic milk of our universe – where ANDREW L. URBAN managed this posthumous conversation.
KUBRICK, STANLEY- A LIFE IN PICTURES KUBRICK, STANLEY– A LIFE IN PICTURES
Stanley Kubrick’s life in pictures is documented by his widow, 67-year-old Christiane Kubrick, a German-born artist married to the director for more than 40 years, and her brother Jan Harlan, who executive produced his movies for more than 30 years. They spoke to Jenny Cooney Carrillo in Los Angeles, on the eve of the film’s Australian screenings at the Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals.
KUDOH, YOUKI : Heaven's Burning KUDOH, YOUKI : Heaven's Burning
Beautiful Japanese actress Youki Kudoh may have loved the Australian landscape working on the controversial Aussie flick Heaven’s Burning, but as for working with her co-star Russell Crowe, that’s another story, as she candidly reveals to PAUL FISCHER.
KUDROW,  LISA: Opposite of Sex KUDROW, LISA: Opposite of Sex
Lisa Kudrow – Phoebe Buffay to you (if you are a fan of the tv sitcom, Friends) – has a shining role in The Opposite of Sex, playing opposite Christina Ricci and opposite just about all the characters in the film – but it wasn’t planned, she tells PAUL FISCHER.
  KURZEL, JUSTIN – SNOWTOWN
A perfect social storm helped propel a vulnerable family in a vulnerable community towards the evils that became known in the 1990s as ‘the bodies in the barrels’ murders – in Snowtown. Director Justin Kurzel explains why he made a film about the horrors to Andrew L. Urban.
KUSAMA, KARYN: GIRLFIGHT KUSAMA, KARYN: GIRLFIGHT
A powerful vote of confidence (in round one) from filmmaker John Sayle helped writer/director Karyn Kusama pull off her award winning debut feature about an angry young woman who fights her way out of a vacuum into womanhood via the boxing ring, she tells Andrew L. Urban.





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