July/August 1997

Critics’ poll of best undistributed foreign films, features on Hong Kong cinema, The Lost WorldThe Searchers, Soviet musicals, Jazz on a Summer’s DayLand of the Pharaohs, Sidney Lumet, Luc Besson, Moshen Makhmalbaf

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FEATURES

CANNES AT 50
By Mary Corliss
Ghosts: As Cannes Celebrates its Fiftieth Anniversary, Mary Corliss Takes the Opportunity to Review the Present, and Reflect on Festivals Past

The Brits at Cannes
By Harlan Kennedy

THE LOST WORLD
By Chuck Stephens
Spielberg’s Lost World: Franchise, Fatherhood, a World Without Dung

TSUI HARK AND CHING SIU-TUNG
By Howard Hampton
Once Upon a Time in Hong Kong

HONG KONG HANDOVER
By Bérénice Reynaud
High Noon in Hong Kong

THE SEARCHERS
By David Thomson
Open and Shut: A Fresh Look at The Searchers

RED MUSICALS
By J. Hoberman
Tomorrow There Will be Dancing Everywhere: The Communist Musical

JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY
By Dale Thomajan
Enchanted Summer

TOP 150 UNRELEASED FOREIGN FILMS OF THE NINETIES
Foreign Affairs

LAND OF THE PHARAOHS
By Richard Combs
The Choirmaster and the Slavedriver: Howard Hawks and Land of the Pharaohs

SIDNEY LUMET
By Phillip Lopate
Sidney Lumet, or the Necessity for Compromise

FILM AND/OR VIDEO
By Gavin Smith
Straight to Film

LUC BESSON
By Chris Chang
Escape From New York

MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF
By Godfrey Cheshire
Makhmalbaf: The Figure in the Carpet

FRAMES
By Kathleen Murphy
Summer Surfing

BOOKS
By Donald Lyons
Lean, Ophuls, et al

IN THE COMPANY OF MEN
By Ray Privett
Business Men