More than the hits, the coma fantasies and even the authentic Jersey couture, the "The Sopranos' " appeal can be credited to the meaty dialogue that David Chase and his cadre of writers have given…
Gotham's Offline Entertainment Group has hauled in theatrical rights to a WWII seafaring yarn about folk singers Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston's stints in the Merchant Marine.
Bathed in the afterglow of the Academy Awards, "Titanic," "As Good as It Gets" and "Good Will Hunting" posted healthy gains abroad last week, while some exhibs bemoaned the scarcity of new releases.
"Central Station," a modestly budgeted Brazilian road movie, ran off with two of the top prizes at the 48th Berlin Intl. Film Festival.
The opening night of the 36th S.F. Intl. Film Festival had a little of the things that distinguish the city itself -- some politics, a slight air of chaos and a definite multicultural joie de vivre.