March/April 1991

An appreciation of Audrey Hepburn by Molly Haskell, Oscar predix, George Sluizer’s The Vanishing, Republic Pictures, Albert Brooks interviewed, Richard Corliss on literary adaptations, remembering Irene Dunne, Joan Bennett, Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus, Zhang Yimou, Eric Bogosian’s Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Robert Aldrich’s Ulzana’s Raid

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OSCAR PREDIX
Fearless forecasts of the 63rd Academy Awards by critics, reporters, and industry insiders

PASSENGERS
By Nicholas Nicastro
In matter-of-factly eerie The Vanishing, the light at the end of the tunnel may disclose something you’d rather not see

YATES’s FIGHTING LEGION
By Peter Hogue
The ethos, mythos, and Saturday-matinee mystique of Republic, Hollywood’s most redoubtable B (and sometimes shaky-A) studio

OUR FAIR LADY
By Molly Haskell
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Film Comment salute the exquisite but by no means ephemeral Audrey Hepburn. A personal appreciation

REAL AFTERLIFE
By Robert DiMatteo
On cloud nine with Albert Brooks: a career assessment cum interview

FLATLINERS
By Anne Thompson
The 16th annual “grosses gloss”

BY THE BOOK
By Richard Corliss
Novels into Film: It’s not just authors vs. auteurs but the word and the deed, the thought and the action, innerspace and framespace, paging through a novel and sitting through a movie. Some discerning, uh, readings: The Sheltering Sky, Sleeping with the Enemy, Misery, Miami Blues, The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Grifters, The Silence of the Lambs, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, et al.

WE REMEMBER IRENE
By Richard Schickel
The enigmatic Ms. Dunne, no-nonsense actress and reluctant screwball

LAZY LEGS
By David Thomson
Joan Bennett, who never played Scarlett but haunts Scarlett Street—and film noir—forever

THE FALL AND RISE OF SPARTACUS
By Henry Sheehan
The restoration—repeat, restoration—of Stanley Kubrick’s 1960 epic

GOLDEN HOURS
By David Chute
On location in China with Zhang Yimou

LAUGHTER IN THE DARK
By Maitland McDonagh
John McNaughton films Eric Bogosian’s Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

DANCES WITH ALDRICH
By Donald Lyons
Ulzana’s Raid is still definitive among, and ballsiest of, the revisionist Westerns

RED STAR FINAL
By Felix Andrew
On Leningrad TV, 60 Minutes comes out 600 Seconds