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Founded in 1962 and originally released as a quarterly, Film Comment features reviews and analysis of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world.

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November-December 1984

Black Hollywood films and Purple Rain, Norman Jewison's A Soldier's Story, midsection on sex and censorship, Hollywood studio bosses, Gene Kelly interview, Andrzej Wajda interview, Arthur C. Clarke interview, New York Film Festival, Richard Burton obituary

September-October 1984

Special section on Hollywood noir, violence against women in film, Brian De Palma’s Body Double, Mary Corliss reports from Cannes, Milos Foreman’s Amadeus, Clint Eastwood interview on Tightrope, Ermanno Olmi interview, Steve Martin interview

July-August 1984

Ghostbusters, Another Country, midsection on Los Angeles’ lost history, Sergio Leone interview, blockbuster roundup with Indiana Jones and Gremlins, John Huston interview

May-June 1984

Dave Kehr on Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Sragow on Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense, Joe Dante interviewed for Gremlins, midsection: up-and-coming directors from USC (George Lucas and Robert Zemeckis, Ron Howard interviewed, and the comedy of John Hughes, Dan Melnick’s Footloose, Brazilian cinema, Kit Carson on his work for Paris, Texas, William Powell remembered, Doctor Who

March-April 1984

Terms of Endearment and international mother-daughter films, James L. Brooks interview, Flashdance, The Right Stuff, midsection on cameramen and cinematography, Supreme Court videocassette ruling, John Sayles in Harlem, Sam Peckinpah’s The Osterman Weekend

January-February 1984

100th issue special! A look inside the history magazine with special interview with founding editor Gordon Hitchens, Barbra Streisand’s Yentl, Brian De Palma’s Scarface, Cary Grant profile, Michael Apted interview, Harlan Kennedy on zombie movies, 1983 in review, visit to the set of David Lynch’s Dune