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  NATIONAL TREASURE - A PREVIEW
Mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer is digging up bits of American history - with an A Class team - for National Treasure, a movie that might have been pitched as “Indiana Jones meets Pirates of the Declaration of Independence”, starring Nicolas Cage as Ben Franklin, the archaeologist adventurer. National Treasure will be the big event film of the US Thanksgiving weekend in November 2004. Here’s a preview with a couple of stills from the film.
  NEAL, PATRICIA - A ROLLERCOASTER LIFE
Patricia Neal had a rollercoaster life and something similar in her movie career, writes Geoff Gardner.
  NEW YORK TO AUSTRALIA: TISCH SEND STUDENTS TO AFTRS
The prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University has entered into a three-year partnership with the Australian Film Television and Radio School, to send students to study in AFTRS Foundation Diploma, the first partnership of its kind that Tisch have undertaken in Australia, and recognises “the level of innovative and groundbreaking education AFTRS is renowned for.
  NEWMAN, PAUL - OBITUARY
Paul Newman was one of Hollywood’s most loved leading men, an iconic figure who gave audiences plenty to enjoy in a variety of roles, writes Geoff Gardner.
NEXT FROM HOLLYWOOD - PART 2 NEXT FROM HOLLYWOOD – PART 2
Nick Roddick continues his report on Hollywood’s latest moves, shakes and casting concepts – like maybe Julia Roberts (pic) & Adam Sandler and Mel Gibson & M Night Shayamalan and Toni Collette & Hugh Grant.
  NICHOLAS NICKLEBY: DOUGLAS MCGRATH
If the lack of a nourishing human connection is the problem, then what is the answer? Over and over again in his books, Dickens provides it: family, says Douglas McGrath, the writer/director of the latest adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby. But he means a family that’s perhaps larger, more forgiving, more generous in its parameters than the standard unit we think of. And in that regard, Dickens is as contemporary as if he were writing today.
NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY: CUTE FILM, PITY ABOUT THE FACTS NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY: CUTE FILM, PITY ABOUT THE FACTS
Cute film, pity about the facts, says John Pond, the man who was at the epicentre of the Frank Sinatra black ban crisis in 1974, the event that gave birth to the new Australian film, The Night We Called It A Day. Andrew L. Urban reports
NIJINSKY COMPETITION - THE WINNERS NIJINSKY COMPETITION – THE WINNERS
The lucky 10 below won double passes to the preview screening of Paul Cox’s Nijinsky, followed by Q & A on Thurs Apr 18 at the Cremorne Orpheum (Sydney). Tickets will be posted to each winner. Prizes courtesy Sharmill Films.
  NO – FEATURED PREVIEW
When, pressured by the international community, Chile’s military dictator Augusto Pinochet calls for a Yes / No referendum to decide his permanence in power in 1988, the leaders of the opposition persuade a daring young advertising executive - René Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal) - to design their ‘No’ campaign. With limited resources and under the constant scrutiny of the despot's watchmen, Saavedra and his team conceive of a bold plan to win the referendum and free their country from oppression. (Australian cinema release: April 18, 2013).
NOMINATIONS FILM CRITICS AWARDS 1998 NOMINATIONS FILM CRITICS AWARDS 1998
The Boys has been nominated in 10 categories in the awards handed out by the Film Critics Circle of Australia, in which only professional film critics vote.
NOOSA FILM FEST - LATEST NEWS REPORTS NOOSA FILM FEST - LATEST NEWS REPORTS
Andrew L. Urban and Louise Keller's first hand reports on the who/what/where, from Noosa, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, home to the first competitive film festival in Australia, from September 2 - 8, 1999 . . . the colour and movement, the mood and feel of it, reported directly from Noosa.(Festival President, Jack Thompson)
NOOSA FILM FEST 99: IT'S A WRAP NOOSA FILM FEST 99: IT'S A WRAP
The screenings and the parties are over and the post mortems begin; here, Editor ANDREW L. URBAN reflects on what the first Noosa Film Festival achieved - and where it may be going. (Pic, Closing night film, Muggers)
NOOSA FILM FEST 99: READERS RESPOND NOOSA FILM FEST 99: READERS RESPOND
Readers respond to the inaugural Noosa Film Festival.
NOOSA FILM FESTIVAL 1999 - COMPETITION FILMS NOOSA FILM FESTIVAL 1999 - COMPETITION FILMS
The first Australian film festival with a competitive section was officially launched in Sydney tonight (29/7/99) – even though the festival will take place in Noosa, with one major objective - having fun and hanging loose while seeing films, festival founder and director, Luke Davis told a gathering of filmbiz luminaries gathered at the Sheraton on the Park – the hotel chain which is one of several sponsors that have coughed up enough support to create the event.
NOOSA FILM FESTIVAL 99 - INAUGURAL EDITION NOOSA FILM FESTIVAL 99 - INAUGURAL EDITION
Luke Davis spent three years trying to make the Noosa Film Festival happen; he had one driving ambition - to create a festival he would like to attend. "I just love movies - from the obscure to the commercial," he tells ANDREW L. URBAN.(Pic: Opening night film, The Sixth Sense)
  NORDIC FILM FESTIVAL 2009 - PREVIEW
The inaugural Nordic Film Festival will showcase films from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, promising a Eurovision Song Contest romantic comedy, a Golden Globe nominee, a steaming horror film set in a Finnish Sauna, the biggest budget Norwegian film of all time, and a Coen Brothers-style black comedy … among other things.
NOSFERATU & PHANTOM OF THE OPERA NOSFERATU & PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
The Sydney Opera House is screaming the Phantom of the Opera, in a double bill with Nosferatu, accompanied by the Concert Hall organ in all its nerve-shuddering glory (with original scores). Andrew L. Urban prepares you for a symphony of horror from these not-so-silent films.
  NOT FLUFFY! ‘CREATIVE BUSINESS’ IS NO OXYMORON
It was billed as a forum to re-examine the creative enterprise and attracted a studio full of creative and enterprising professionals in film & TV, to explore how the future should look for them. Hosted (on Saturday, August 4) by the AFTRS Centre for Screen Business, Not Fluffy! was the title – and true to its name, there was no fluff, just hard nosed creative thinking. Andrew L. Urban and Yen Yang* report. 
  NOT THE MESSIAH
Those crazy Brits, the Monty Python team, have been at it again, taking over the venerable old Royal Albert Hall in London for a subversive, funny and irreverent musical performance based on their movie, The Life of Brian – and they have the po faced cheek to call it an oratorio! Andrew L. Urban reports on the eve of the concert’s release on Australian screens (July 31, selected cinemas).
  NOTES ON A SCANDAL - THE SCANDAL MAKER
The flawed characters and the intensity of their emotions makes Notes on a Scandal gripping – and the performances of the stars are riveting, not least Australia’s Cate Blanchett, who plays Sheba Hart. "It's been the hardest journey of connection I've ever had with a character," says Blanchett. An Insider Briefing.
NOTTING HILL NOTTING HILL
Julia Roberts is one of a handful of screen actors who has found fame in the nineties by the sheer force of talent and screen charisma. And some say it’s as much for her ability to offer good screen "suffering" – as much as for her dazzling smile.
  NOVA CINEMAS
  NOYCE, PHILLIP – THE URBAN INTERVIEWS
Since the launch of Urban Cinefile in February 1997, Andrew L. Urban has recorded significant interviews with Phillip Noyce for each of seven significant films in his career. Collectively these archived interviews provide a detailed insight into Noyce as a filmmaker who straddles genres and themes with great focus.
NUGGET, THE - ON LOCATION NUGGET, THE – ON LOCATION
A funny fable about three friends who discover a huge gold nugget that promises wealth but strains their mateship is Bill Bennett’s next film, starring Eric Bana, Stephen Curry and Dave O’Neill; Andrew L. Urban went on location in Mudgee, NSW.





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