January/February 1992

Blade Runner restoration, Seijun Suzuki, Frank Capra, Warren Beatty interview, Gabriel Figueroa, Irma Serrano “La Tigresa”, Wim Wenders’s guilty pleasures, Donald Lyons on Naked Lunch, Kafka, and Barton Fink

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MAKING BOOK
Is Christian Vincent “the new Rohmer”? La Discrète
By Molly Haskell

OUR PROCESS (OUR SHOW)
Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, and certainly Biden/Simpson/Hatch needed a better director—Otto Preminger, for instance
By David Thomson

LUBRICATING THE MUSE
Writers writing: sweat, blood, and sundry unmentionable fluids in Naked Lunch, Kafka, Barton Fink, et al.
By Donald Lyons

THE RAIN PEOPLE
Blade Runner is back, semi-“restored”, more accessible and worthier of accessing. How it looks from the city it’s about
By Michael Wilmington

BRANDED TO THRILL
Vancouver showcases Seijun Suzuki’s “fractured pop-art yakuza thrillers of the Sixties”
By David Chute

FRANK CAPRA (1897-1991)
Mille grazie
By Richard T. Jameson

A QUESTION OF CONTROL
“The creation of art in a hostile environment.” Warren Beatty interviewed
By Gavin Smith

HILLBILLY WITH ATTITUDE
West Virginia filmmaker Danny Boyd
By J.W. Williamson

1991 AND ALL THAT
Ten Bests, New Faces, Moments out of Time

PROSPERO’S FLICKS
Tempest-tossed time and again
By Harlan Kennedy

WELLES, LOST AND FOUND
Jonathan Rosenbaum on the seven Arkadins; The Fountain of Youth discovered by Henry Sheehan; Othello restored

FIGUEROA IN A LANDSCAPE
A tribute to one of the world’s premier cinematographers, Gabriel Figueroa; with notes
By Armond White

LA TIGRESA
The campaigns of Irma Serrano
By Andrew Coe

Plus: “a tour guide” by Dale Thomajan

THE LYRE OF LIGHT
Composer biopix
By John C. Tibbetts

WIM WENDERS’S GUILTY PLEASURES
Emphatically excluding horror movies

AN ORDINARY STORY
A Russian movie in New York
By Felix Andreev