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Apr 18, 2023 | ISBN 9781632174253

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Filmlandia is a quick, joyful read that’s as much a love letter to local film and television icons such as Lynn Shelton, Megan Griffiths, and Irene from the Real World as it is to the Pacific Northwest’s (mostly) sparkling scenery. And oh, boy, is this corner of the country filled with weird little treasures.” —The Stranger

“David Schmader’s film writing has always been dryly funny and incisive, but it has rarely been this affectionate. This very comprehensive collection of PNW-centric film and TV capsules is for locals or tourists, hardcore cinephiles or casual viewers. Full disclosure: David once called me a “Showgirls truther.” —Matt Lynch, Scarecrow Video, cohost of The Suspense Is Killing Us podcast and YouTube’s Viva Physical Media

Table Of Contents

Introduction: A Film Lover’s Paradise

Washington Fun Boxes (sidebars to appear throughout)
Bruce Lee | Dystopian Futures | Film Festivals | Frasier | Grey’s Anatomy | Kurt Cobain | Lynn Shelton | Megan Griffiths | Movie Houses | Northern Exposure | PNW Film All-Stars | PNW XXX | Queer Cinema | Seattle Verite: Seattle Documentaries | The Real World | Rose Red | Scarecrow Video | Twin Peaks | Vancouver Switcheroo

10 Things I Hate About You | 21 & Over | 50 Shades of Gray | American Heart | The Art of Racing in the Rain | Assassins | Battle in Seattle | Beacon Hill Boys | Benny & Joon | A Bit of Bad Luck | Black Widow | The Book of Stars | Boy Culture | Brand Upon the Brain! | Bustin Loose | The Changeling | Cinderella Liberty | Come See the Paradise | Cthulu | Daredreamer | Dear Lemon Lima | The Details | Disclosure | Dogfight | Double Jeopardy | East of the Mountains | Enough | The Fabulous Baker Boys | Fear | Frances | Georgia | Get Carter | Gory Gory Hallelujah | Grassroots | The Hand That Rocks the Cradle | Harry and the Hendersons |Harry in Your Pocket |Highway |Hit! |House of Games |The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle | It Happened at the World’s Fair | Karl Krogstad | The Last Mimzy | Late Autumn | Life or Something Like It | Little Buddha | Love Happens | Mad Love | Money Buys Happiness | My Last Year with the Nuns | Officer & a Gentleman | Old Goats | Paper Tigers | The Parallax View | Plain Clothes | Police Beat | Power |Practical Magic | Red Dawn | The Ring | Safety Not Guaranteed | Say Anything | Seven Hours to Judgment | Singles | Slaves to the Underground | Sleepless in Seattle | The Slender Thread | Snow Falling on Cedars | Surviving the Game | This Boy’s Life | Trouble in Mind | True Adolescents | Tugboat Annie | Twice in a Lifetime | Twilight | Unforgettable | The Vanishing | Waiting for the Light | War Games | Where’d You Go, Bernadette? | World’s Greatest Dad


Portland Fun Boxes (sidebars to appear throughout)
Astoria! | Behind the Music | Eternal Silents | Film Festivals | The Technicolor Frontier! | Grimm | Gus Van Sant | Jack Nicholson | Kelly Reichardt | LAIKA Studios | Movie Houses | PDX Docs | Portlandia! | Prefontaine vs Prefontaine | The Real World: Portland | Shrill | The Simpsons
Animal House | Benji the Hunted | The Black Stallion | Body of Evidence | Captain Fantastic | C.O.G. | Dead Man | The Fog | Foxfire | Free Willy | The Goonies | Hear No Evil | How to Beat the High Cost of Living | I Don’t Feel at Home in This World | The Indian Fighter | Into the Wild | Kindergarten Cop | Lean on Pete | Leave No Trace | Lost Horizon | Maverick | Men of Honor | Mr. Brooks | Mr. Holland’s Opus | My Name is Bruce | Overboard | Pay It Forward | PIG | Point Break | The River Wild | Ring of Fire | Roaring Timber | Rooster Cogburn | Short Circuit | Sometimes a Great Notion | Stand By Me | Swordfish | Thumbsucker | Wild

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