January/February 1993

Burt Lancaster, the Best of ’92, Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Marguerite Duras, the Carry On comedies, Walon Green interviewed, Italian horror, a celebration of Positif, Hal Hartley, cinematographers on film-to-video transfer, Dick Thorpe

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NYFF VIDEORAMA
By Nicholas Nicastro
A festival addendum

STRICTLY BALLROOM
By Robert Horton
A bravely nice new Australian comedy

BURT LANCASTER
By Kate Buford
Noir icon, Fifties Fairbanks, Sinclair Lewis charlatan, Cold War crazy, philosopher-king of doomed aristocrats—he played them all, and set the standard for independent production in postwar Hollywood. The life and career appraised

THE BEST OF ’92
Ten Bests, “Moments out of Time,” and more

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA
By David Ehrenstein
In defense of Francis Ford Coppola and, just incidentally, cinema

MARGUERITE DURAS
By Molly Haskell
On The Lover—and The Lover, and The North China Lover

THE CARRY ON COMEDIES
By Harlan Kennedy
Keep your pecker up, mate—the most un-PC series in film history has been sanctified

WALON GREEN
By Nat Segaloff
The inside, straight from a working screenwriter who’s been there; an interview

ITALIAN HORROR
Andrew Mangravite on Sixties gothics; Dario Argento by Maitland McDonagh; plus Alan Upchurch on Barbara Steele

VIVE POSITIF
By Patrick McGilligan
Forty years young and feisty as ever, France’s “little magazine that could” goes on shaping world (film) opinion

HAL HARTLEY
By Andrew Sarris and Peter Hogue
The long and the short of the rising star of American independents

LIFE WITH VIDEO
By George Mannes
Two top cinematographers talk about the joys and sorrows of film-to-video transfer

DICK THORPE, ALL-AMERICAN
By Shawn Levy
The prolific and definitively undistinguished career of MGM’s busiest director