August 19th, 2004


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Video nation

Duncan Campbell gets on board the US's first mobile anarchist digital video studio, and gets to see film-making and America in the raw

Wednesday July 10, 2002

Parked on a side street in Venice, in the west of Los Angeles, is an old school bus with the following quotation from Jean Cocteau painted on its side: "film will only become art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper."

At a time when some actors are being paid more than $20m for a film and even a budget of say, $10m, is seen as small, Cocteau's words have a particularly timely resonance. And inside the painted bus, a bold adventure is underway to turn his words into reality.

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Aahahahahaha! But God help you if you're not a powerful U.S. Senator

Error Puts Kennedy on Airline No-Fly List

WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee (news - web sites) heard this morning from one of its own about some of the problems with airline "no fly" watch lists. Sen. Edward Kennedy (news, bio, voting record), D-Mass., says he had a close encounter with the lists when trying to take the U.S. Airways shuttle out of Washington to Boston. The ticket agent wouldn't let him on the plane. His name was on the list in error.

After a flurry of phone calls, Kennedy was able to fly home, but then the same thing happened coming back to Washington.

Kennedy says it took three calls to Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge to get his name stricken from the list. The process took several weeks, in all.