October 24th, 2002 issue #0138

October 24th, 2002
  • All wet: Ebert wades into water crisis

    Since Charlottesville is locked in a major drought, we decided to ask Roger Ebert what he thought about the substance around which this Festival was organized. "Water," Ebert says, "will be the most precious commodity of the 21st century, not oil, which can be replaced by other power sources." Drawing a parallel with Enron's role in creating the California energy crisis, Ebert says that Chinatown, the movie he is dissecting this year in his scene-by-scene workshop, is "prophetic in the way it shows fortunes being built through the theft or redirection of water."

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  • All Wet: The Hook's guide-o-rama to the Film Festival

    With over 60 Virginia Film Festival events, how do you decide what to attend? To help you home in on the best choices, The Hook has blatantly stereotyped moviegoers based upon the broadest of generalizations. It all starts with whether you say "movies" or "film."  If It's a Wonderful Life is your favorite movie, and you often lament how they don't make them the way they used to, you're in the traditionalist section.

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  • Festival lifejacket: Tips for staying dry at the Fest

    You're ready to take the plunge and dive headfirst into the Film Festival. To help you navigate the treacherous shoals of multiple movies in one day, The Hook throws a lifeline to make the experience as painless as possible, for both you and your fellow festival-goers.

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  • Roger and thee: What not to ask Ebert

    Roger Ebert's scene-by-scene seminars have been a Charlottesville mainstay since 1992 when he dissected Citizen Kane. But if you're planning to attend Roger Ebert's scene-by-scene seminar on Chinatown, be forewarned. The famed critic loves inquisitive audience interruption– but he doesn't love every question. The Hook asked him which questions he dreads. "People sometimes ask me what I thought of a recent movie, which is another way of saying, 'I didn't care enough to read your review, but don't mind taking your time now.'"

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst blow to the local economy: Despite this area's much vaunted desirability, Technicolor, Greene County's largest employer, announces its manufacturing division is headi...

The Dish

  • Let her eat cake

    Name: Erica Thomas Restaurant: Outback Steakhouse Position: hostess/server Age: 21 Car: VW Jetta Cake or pie?: Cake Pet peeve: People with bad breath Favorite band: Fleetwo...

  • Southern change: Scottsville takes center stage

    Peering through our gastronomic goggles last month, Dish spotted a strange glow in the southern sky. A purplish haze hovered over the ground approximately 20 miles down Rou...


  • Celeb unions: Much more fun than the movies

    Here's a news flash: Another celebrity love match for the ages has gone south. This time it's Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie. Last time, the pair going splitsville w...

Real Estate

  • Foreclosures

    October 24, 2002, at 11am at the Fluvanna County Courthouse Property: Lot #2 on State Highway 642, Fork Union Debtor: Janice Y. Creasy and Howard W. Bradley Originally owi...

  • On the block update

    SOLD! Update Address: 4088 Fairway Drive, Keswick Hall Seen in The Hook : 8/22/02 Asking: $595,000 Contract price: $511,000 Days on market: 41 Seller's Agent: Charlot...

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  • SOLD!

    9/3  Teresa J. Price, Trustee, to E. Grant and Barbara H. Cosner, parcels on Free Bridge Road, $175,000. Jean and Earl W. Mundie to Martha H. Marable, 872 Locust Aven...

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Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

  • Folksy, bluesy, toe-tappy duo

    If you remember 1205 West Main, or music reporting written under a fowl-based pseudonym, you know Stephen Barling. The first, an ill-fated building that once housed the Mai...


  • Lopez update: Mt. Graham activist busted in D.C.

    He lost his fight to keep UVA off Mt. Graham, but Native American activist Guy Lopez hasn't quit fighting the man. On October 14, the 39-year-old member of the Crow Creek S...

  • No chads on us

    Charlottesville took possession of 60 new voting machines– to the tune of $202,050– in time for the November 5 election. Virginia Beach purchased the City's old...

  • Sludged: Amish fight agency order to install septic systems

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Michigan (AP)– The Albemarle-based Rutherford Institute has an oozy case on its hands. A health agency is seeking to force six Amish families to insta...

  • Spinning the numbers: Richards gaining ground on Goode?

    One of the most exciting aspects of politics is the art of the spin. Even if a poll shows a candidate trailing her opponent 58 to 31 percent, you'll never hear the candidat...

  • Suicide, interrupted: Train grinds to halt at Beta Bridge

    UVA student Jeremy Tatge was leaving the central Grounds and heading home around 4pm on October 14 when he heard a train blow its whistle three times, followed by the "huge...

  • Voters go national

    Despite the "all politics is local" hoopla, Charlottesville voters seem less fascinated by local elections than those involving big national names– if figures from th...

Strange But True



  • Cut! He cried when Kaye bounced

    Virginia Film Festival director Richard Herskowitz was traumatized by film at age four. His mother took him to see a Danny Kaye movie called Merry Andrew at Radio City Musi...


  • No water whining

    As an employee at one of the many restaurants participating in Project H2O, I must say I was appalled after reading "4Better or worse" in last week's issue [October 10, 200...

  • South didn't mandate slavery

    In the article on the Confederate Flag [October 10, 2002, Cover Story, "Heritage or Hate?"] (http://www.readthehook.com/92580/cover-cross-bear-southern-prideor-preju...) UV...

  • Where's the sniper logo?

      [Re: October 17, 2002 cover story: "Death 101: Behind the scenes at sniper school"] (http://www.readthehook.com/92610/cover-story-killer-course-school-civili...): <...

Cultural preview

  • Catchy CD: Tin Heart has a hook

    Jan Smith’s amalgamation of folk, country, bluegrass, and pop is on prominent display on her new debut CD, Tin Heart, has something that many (I’d say most) multi-genre...

  • Dangerous liaison: Slave story mimics Oedipus

    We all know the story of Oedipus, the flawed protagonist of Sophocles' monumental Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex, who– just as it was prophesied he would– killed his...

  • Good cause: Law students host benefit

    “Rape is a crime of power, and can leave its victim feeling helpless and out-of-control,” says first-year law student Nick Lewin, founder of the Rape Crisis Advocacy Pr...

  • On point: Halloween drawings timely and fun

    It’s more than a little refreshing to find at least one artist in this town with Halloween in his heart. Granted, the holiday is mostly considered a kid’s thing, but it...

  • Perfect harmony: Marriage in black and white

    If– as is asserted in the forward to Mary Motley Kalergis’ moving new book, Love in Black and White– 99.9 percent of the DNA of every person on earth is ident...

  • Spooky doings: Delights for goblins abound

    Halloween at our house is the major holiday of the year, and the kids in our neighborhood have been working feverishly for weeks creating tricks for unsuspecting treat-seek...

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