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19736   Preston Sturges, A True Independent  
David D'Arcy
One of Hollywood''s highest-paid screenwriters in the 1930s, Preston Sturges by the mid-1940s had become one of its most original directors. His best work represents a unique, ... Issue Date: 3 / 1991

18907   Mad Max Does Hamlet  
Cynthia Grenier
Of all Shakespeare''s plays, Hamlet has been the most popular, ever since it was first performed at the Globe Theatre, probably around 1600. This tale of blood and vengeance was ... Issue Date: 2 / 1991

18910   Is There Life After Film?  
Scarlet Cheng
In an America obsessed with material gain and earthly glory, Hollywood--that gilded pillar of pop culture--has recently surprised us with a spate of films about the afterlife. ... Issue Date: 2 / 1991

18097   Apotheosis of the Mobster  
Cynthia Grenier
The fall of 1990 is going to go down in future books of film history as the return - not to say apotheoses - of the gangster movies. In quick order, Goodfellas with Robert De ... Issue Date: 11 / 1990

17017   Summer of the Megamillion Movie  
Martin Sieff
The 1990 Hollywood summer season revealed something interesting - if not new - about American popular taste. By and large, the moviegoers of this country really turn out for ... Issue Date: 8 / 1990

17484   Hollywood History: The Real Alamo  
Frank Thompson
The storybooks tell they was all cut low but the truth of it is, it just ain''t so. Their spirits''ll live and their legends grow, As long as we remember the ... Issue Date: 7 / 1990

17948   The Hallmark of True Virtue  
Alan L. Keyes
If a moviegoer saw only the first few moments of Glory, he might be forgiven for believing that it is a film about war. The opening scenes from the Civil War''s bloodiest single ... Issue Date: 5 / 1990

16900   Blaming America Again  
Col. Harry G. Summers, Jr.
"All I want is for someone to love me," says Tom Cruise in his role as Ron Kovic in Oliver Stone''s movie, Born on the Fourth of July. He need not have worried. Once Kovic ... Issue Date: 4 / 1990

17805   Intolerance Revisited  
Lawrence O'Toole
After the extraordinary success of The Birth of a Nation in 1915, David Wark Griffith was beset by visions of grandeur that proved to be delusions of grandeur as well. ... Issue Date: 3 / 1990

16509   Spiking the Joint  
Paul Coates
Emerging from Do the Right Thing, dazed by the Dolby stereo sensation of having been bounced around inside a ghetto blaster for two hours, the audience may be forgiven for ... Issue Date: 11 / 1989

16628   Remembering Cassavetes  
David D'Arcy
At a Saturday afternoon screening of The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, part of the Museum of Modern Art''s John Cassavetes retrospective last summer, there wasn''t a seat left in ... Issue Date: 10 / 1989

16629   The Monster and His Double  
Paul Coates
There is no monster who does not tend to duplicate himself or to "marry" another monster, no double who does not yield a monstrous aspect on closer scrutiny. Rene ... Issue Date: 10 / 1989

15218   Women's Business  
David Howard
It somehow seems bizarrely fitting in the year when the bicentennial of the French Revolution is being so enthusiastically celebrated that French film director Claude Chabrol has ... Issue Date: 8 / 1989

16261   Mississippi Burning: Airbrushing History  
Joshua Muravchik
On June 21, 1964, three young civil rights workers--two white New Yorkers, one black Mississippian--disappeared in the environs of Philadelphia, Mississippi, after being released ... Issue Date: 3 / 1989

13798   Charlie (Bird) Parker Flies Again  
Armstrong Rollins
With the arrival of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker on the musical scene in the early 1940s, the relationship of authentic jazz to the enthusiastic listening public began to ... Issue Date: 12 / 1988

14845   West Coast Xanadu: UCLA's Extraordinary Film Archives  
Lawrence O' Toole
Not even Citizen Kane''s Charles Foster Kane could boast such a stash of treasures in his Xanadu as UCLA''S film archives. Begun in 1968, the archives now hold approximately two ... Issue Date: 10 / 1988

12016   One Sublime Half Hour: Baryshnikov Makes Dancers Worthwhile  
J. Perceval
Mikhail Baryshnikov has presence to burn: he dominated the screen even when he is not dancing. But in the first half of Herbert Ross'' film Dancers, the Baryshnikov presence is ... Issue Date: 12 / 1987

12020   The Last Picture Shows: The Nation's Magnificent Movie Palaces Are Fading Away  
Elliott Stein
The movie palace was one of America''s great inventions. Yet few members of today''s "youth audience," habituated to attending movies in shoe-box multiplexes with Band-Aid size ... Issue Date: 12 / 1987

12451   An Outsider Works the Hollywood System: A Look at Alan Rudolph  
Henri Behar
Alan Rudolph is that rara avis among American film directors. He managed to work successfully within the classic Hollywood framework even though it may not always have been the ... Issue Date: 7 / 1987

12910   Trekkie Fever '87: Star Trek Comes of Age  
Douglas C. Moore
It was just twenty-one years ago - September 8, 1966, to be exact - that television viewers first heard the now-immortal words: "Space...the final frontier. These are the voyages ... Issue Date: 5 / 1987

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