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1999 Stories by Scott Kelton Jones

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  • Blurred vision

    published December 30, 1999

    A watershed year. That's the buzz around the film critics' water cooler -- or should that be popcorn stand? -- as 1999, and the first century of... More >>

  • IMAX; you, Mickey

    published December 30, 1999

    Originally, Walt Disney wanted to call his symphonic feature Fantasia "Concert Film." As a kid, I wanted to call it "Boring Piece of Crap." ... More >>

  • The accidental tourist

    published December 23, 1999

    The Talented Mr. Ripley numbs as much as it unnerves. However, that's exactly the type of thriller you might expect from Anthony Minghella,... More >>

  • Your cheatin' heart...

    published November 25, 1999

    Just south of downtown sits the Ervay Theater, the former home of Jack Ruby's nightclub the Silver Spur. It's only appropriate that attorney Bobby... More >>

  • Straight man

    published October 14, 1999

    Toward the end of his published journal on the making of the watershed indie film sex, lies, and videotape -- his 1989 million-dollar... More >>

  • Reaching new Vistas

    published October 14, 1999

    Growing up in this melting pot of a country we call home, is it surprising that the exposure of most Anglos to the Hispanic culture came from... More >>

  • Speed trap

    published October 7, 1999

    The triumvirate is complete. First, Paris, Texas; then Dancer, Texas Pop. 81; and now Happy, Texas. German existentialism.... More >>

  • Journey, man

    published September 9, 1999

    Kevin Bacon is talking about his penis. It's not his fault -- not exactly, anyway. Bacon didn't bring it up, so to speak. He never does, at least... More >>

  • In Deep sh...

    published August 26, 1999

    LL Cool J is God, at least to the characters of In Too Deep. He's crime lord Dwayne Gittens, otherwise known as "God" to his peeps on the... More >>

  • Blue in the face

    published August 19, 1999

    Lo and behold the plight of the American gangster. John Gotti, the Dapper Don, has been sent down the river. His big-time heavy, Sammy "The Bull"... More >>

  • Nothing Hill

    published May 27, 1999

    Maybe it's the damned blinking thing, because it's not simply the foppish hair and boyish face--or, for that matter, even the vaguely befuddled... More >>

  • 1999 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    published April 29, 1999

    OK, So We'll Never do this again. It seemed like a swell idea at first: Do away with the so-called "local music-industry insiders" (i.e.,... More >>

  • Round midnight

    published April 22, 1999

    Plenty of celebs lend their fame to charitable causes. Richard Gere has his Dalai Lama. Sharon Stone supports pediatric AIDS patients. Kim... More >>

  • Short takes

    published March 18, 1999

    What follows are brief reviews of some highlights from the Dallas Video Festival, arranged chronologically. The festival runs from Thursday, March... More >>

  • Square to be hip

    published February 25, 1999

    Here's the pitch: It's New Year's Eve, 1981. Wait, there's more. But not much. Kevin (Paul Rudd) and Lucy (Courtney Love) are best... More >>

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