Virtual Newsstand: Movieline, December/January 1999

December/January 1999


Jim Caviezel: News from the Front
The way we hear it, it's going to fall to Jim Caviezel and Sean Penn to carry much of The Thin Red Line, Terrence Malick's highly anticipated war movie about the emotional turmoil overwhelming a young Army rifle company fighting the Japanese at Guadalcanal during World War II.

Gillian of the Spirits
Gillian Anderson, star of The X-Files on big screen and small, talks about acting with bees, swimming with sharks, kissing with David Duchovny, consulting with psychics, contending with past lives and taking chances with her new film,_ Dancing About Architecture._

Helena Bonham Carter: California Dreaming
After years of heading up the corset and crumpet club, Helena Bonham Carter is stepping into two new contemporary films--_The Theory of Flight_ with Kenneth Branagh and The Fight Club with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. And although she instinctively shrinks from the sun, she's warming up to life in Hollywood.

Gus Van Sant: Return to Bates Motel
Director Gus Van Sant explains why he used the "Get Out of jail Free" card he won with Good will Hunting to make a new version of Psycho that's so much like the old version he refers to it not as a "remake" but as a "reproduction."

Johnathon Schaech: Reappearing Act
After taking beefcake roles in That Thing You Do! and Hush, Johnathon Schaech took a break from mainstream films. Now he's hoping that playing magician Harry Houdini for TNT will prove he has chops beneath the chisel.

Kevin Williamson: Fear and Trembling
Kevin Williamson single-handedly revived the teen-slasher genre with his screenplays for Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. This month he's providing the skeleton for The Faculty. And he's busy with next year's fright fare Killing Mrs. Tingle - all the while keeping his hit TV show Dawson's Creek afloat. With all this success you'd think his fear of failure would have let up. But his anxieties started early and he's not about to give them up now.