Gus Among Us: Aaron Mesh

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.

Movie Reviews & Stories
AARON MESH, WW staff writer If you can bear it, now is the necessary time to return to Gus Van Sant’s Elephant. Next year marks the 10th anniversary of the director’s re-creation of the Colum   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 AARON MESH

Gus Among Us: Jon Raymond

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.

Movie Reviews & Stories
JON RAYMOND, Author I first laid eyes on Gus Van Sant sometime around 1990. It was at the Clinton Street Theater, and he was screening Mala Noche in the lead-up to the release of My Own Private Idaho   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff


Portland’s greatest filmmaker and his controversial new movie.

Cover Story
What would Portland look like without Gus Van Sant? The elk statue on Southwest Main Street would still be there, but would you see it the same way if Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix hadn’t hud   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Exquisite Corpse

Gus Van Sant’s Restless is a love story with carrion beetles.

Movie Reviews & Stories
It is not uncommon for a great artist to show questionable taste in source material. Bob Dylan recorded a Christmas album in which he gurgled “Here Comes Santa Claus.” T.S. Eliot developed a poe   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 AARON MESH

Gus Van Sant's Restless Gets Trailer, Looks Pretty, Still Seems Stupid

Movies & Television
Remember when Gus Van Sant announced he was filming what amounted to a remake of Harold and Maude in which Maude wasn't old, and we humbly suggested that was a really, tremendously bad idea, and he did it anyway because, honestly, he made Milk and he can do whatever the fuck he wants? Now there's a trailer, with a shot of the Fremont Bridge, and the addition of a Japanese fighter-pilot ghost named ...   More
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 AARON MESH

Gus Van Sant's New Movie Will Be Shot in Oregon, Sounds Kind of Dreadful

So it's been pretty nicely established now that Gus Van Sant has postponed his Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test project to shoot a script called Restless, written by a screenwriting newcomer who has the ear of Ron Howard. The good news? It'll probably be shot here in Oregon. The bad news? It sounds fucking awful. This morning I talked to Vince Porter, the executive director over at the Governor's ...   More
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 AARON MESH

Lips naked video saga continues at Gus Van Sant's place on Sauvie Island.

We've just gotten word that the Flaming Lips naked bike video saga is continuing today on Sauvie Island. (Take a sec to read Matt Singer's amazing post on yesterday's video shoot and boob casting at Mt. Tabor Park while you're at it). Would-be fur vag emergers and naked bikers met this morning at Mt. Tabor Park only to caravan to Sauvie Island, where the band is shooting more excellent fleshy footage ...   More
Thursday, September 24, 2009 KELLY CLARKE


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