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Potter's Rage Debuts on Mobile Phones

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 22, 2009 at 10:44AM

True confession. I love Sally Potter, from the great Tilda Swinton-starrer Orlando to the sexy verse-poem Yes. But her films just don't do a lot of stateside business.
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True confession. I love Sally Potter, from the great Tilda Swinton-starrer Orlando to the sexy verse-poem Yes. But her films just don't do a lot of stateside business.

Potter's latest, the fashion-industry film Rage--starring Jude Law in drag, plus Judi Dench, Steve Buscemi and Eddie Izzard--is one of the first feature-length films to premiere on mobile phones. As I neither saw this film at a film fest nor at a screening nor as a screener, I could download the movie to my BlackBerry via the Babelgum mobile app, but I think I'll just take the old-fashioned route and order the DVD.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.