March/April 1994

Oscar predix, Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire, Donald Siegel’s autobiography reviewed, an appreciation of Victor Nuñez, the Film Society salutes Robert Altman, Austrian filmmakers, Josef von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel, two assessments of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, Ken Loach interviewed, Walter Hill

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OSCAR PREDIX
Thirteen idiosyncratic insiders agree on just about everything

FEAR AND DESIRE
By Chris Chang
Stanley Kubrick’s maiden opus has resurfaced—whether he likes it or not

DONALD SIEGEL
By Richard Combs
The autobiography reviewed

VICTOR NUÑEZ
By Godfrey Cheshire
He’s managed to make three feature films in a decade and a half, the latest a jewel—Ruby in Paradise. A career appreciation of one of the finest American independents

ROBERT ALTMAN
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Film Comment pay tribute to America’s greatest living and working director
Kathleen Murphy writes about Altman the artist; plus: a salute to “the producer as gambler” by Alan Rudolph

THE AUSTRIAN SPIRIT
By Amos Vogel
A remarkable retrospective and symposium celebrates the enduring contributions of Austrian émigrés to world cinema

THE BLUE ANGEL
By Peter Hogue
It’s been an unquestioned classic for more than six decades…but have you seen the real movie?

SCHINDLER’S LIST
By David Thomson and Armond White
The front-runner for the Oscars is a much better film than a “prestige picture” candidate needs to be, and bless Steven Spielberg for that. But is better good enough? Two scrupulous assessments

KEN LOACH
Interviewed by Gavin Smith
The director of Riff-Raff, Raining Stones, et al., interviewed

WALTER HILL
By Gregory Solman
Moral storyteller and subversive stylist, he ranges among the genres taking survey of a changing America

THE 19TH ANNUAL “GROSSES GLOSS”
By Anne Thompson
Hollywood’s bottom line is getting harder and harder to find

FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE
By Pauline Chen
In the parabolic mirror of Chinese history