January/February 1994

Roman Polanski’s Bitter Moon, Néstor Almendros, Kinuyo Tanaka, career interviews with both Oliver Stone and Tommy Lee Jones, Orson Welles’s F for Fake, Chinese independent cinema, Roger Donaldson, Cyril Collard’s Savage Nights, Robert Montgomery’s Ride the Pink Horse, Alex Cox

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NYFF VIDEO VISIONS
By Chris Chang
The pixels in the Big Picture

BITTER MOON
By Harlan Kennedy
Roman Polanski’s best movie since Chinatown

NÉSTOR ALMENDROS
By Laura Truffaut
Remembering a friend—of hers, and ours

KINUYO TANAKA
By William Johnson
Her career lasted half a century; her films number well over 200; a couple of them place regularly on all-time best lists. Was she one of the world’s great movie stars?

OLIVER STONE
Interview by Gavin Smith
The director of Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, and now Heaven and Earth talks about style, history, shared dream sequences, point-of-view shots, Jim Garrison, the moving camera, the forthcoming Natural Born Killers, and breaking the rules

TOMMY LEE JONES
Interview by Gavin Smith
He roomed at Harvard with Al Gore, married the Coal Miner’s Daughter, cornered the market on killers and heavies after The Executioners Song, rode abreast of Duvall in Lonesome Dove, ran off with The Fugitive, and is the man to beat for the ’93 Best Supporting Actor Oscar

THE BEST OF ’93
Ten Bests, New Faces, Moments out of Time

ORSON WELLES’S F FOR FAKE
By Richard Combs
After Citizen Kane, Ambersons, and It’s All True, RKO adopted the motto “Showmanship in place of genius”—and so, perhaps, did Welles

CHINESE OUTLAW CINEMA
By David Chute
“The first generation of truly independent filmmakers in China”

ROGER DONALDSON
By Donald Lyons
Distinctive odysseys for distracted heroes

SAVAGE NIGHTS
By Godfrey Cheshire
Life/film

RIDE THE PINK HORSE
By Andrew Mangravite
A film noir from a rock-ribbed Republican, Robert Montgomery…but what was that about a pink horse?

ALEX COX
By Michael Atkinson
Facing south

NICHOLAS RAY
By Peter Hogue
Two books reviewed