How Tinsel Town's leading entomologist gets 8-legged actors to perform.
By Ted JohnsonPosted 05.20.2002 at 7:53 pm 0 Comments
Hollywood has been described as a city of locusts, and that's just fine with Steven Kutcher. Kutcher is Tinsel Town's leading entomologist, a bug whisperer famous for wrangling creatures for films like Arachnophobia, The Exorcist II, and Jurassic Park. His calling card is an uncanny ability to coax bugs to his bidding. "Any fool can dump a bucket of cockroaches on a table," he explains. "But I make them work for the camera." We spoke with him about his most recent assignment, Spider-Man, which arrived in theaters on May 3.
If you want to push the 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 -- and this car begs to be pushed -- I suggest taking it home. Not your home; its home: Bavaria, where the original Porsche was conceived and hundreds of miles of wide open, speed-limit-free autobahn now lie. Simply point toward the Alps, slide into the left lane, and go.
U.S. automakers are thinking big -- and building small.
By Dan McCoshPosted 12.02.2001 at 9:19 pm 4 Comments
Maybe E.T. is in the back seat. I'm trying hard to keep such thoughts out of my mind, but the fact is there's a strange orange glow coming from the rear of the car I'm driving, visible whenever I glance in the rearview mirror. That, along with the high-pitched whine of the drive motor and the intermittent thump of a tiny compressor replenishing the brakes, is making a simple crosstown trip feel somewhat surreal.