March/April 2002

Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher, Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather, Joris Ivens, Vanilla Sky, Sundance and Rotterdam 2002, Gregory Crewdson, Olivier Assays's guilty pleasures

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FEATURES

THE PIANO TEACHER
By Richard Combs
The latest addition to Michael Haneke’s disturbing oeuvre, starring Isabelle Huppert, analyzes sexual perversity and positions the director at the forefront of a new-style European art cinema

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
By Kent Jones
The Film Society’s 2002 Gala honoree

THE GODFATHER
By Richard Combs
…and his signature family drama

JORIS IVENS
By Paul Arthur
One of the world’s most widely traveled filmmakers is also one of the most forgotten. A nationally touring retrospective offers an opportunity to assess his crucial contribution to the documentary form

VANILLA SKY
By Howard Hampton
L. Ron Hubbard went from sci-fi author to founder of America’s largest and most litigious cult. Card-carrying member Tom Cruise’s latest film has literally mind-boggling elements linking it to the practice of Scientology itself

GROSSES GLOSS
By Jeffrey Spaulding
The inside dope, smoking guns, and bottom lines of 2001’s box-office results. Including a pair of book adaptations you just may have heard about

INDUSTRY
By Roger Smith
Is the movie business anal-compulsive or manic-depressive?

SUNDANCE
By Gavin Smith, Rachel Rosen, and Nicole Armour
Before the medal seekers hit the slopes, Utah hosted a somewhat different competition

ROTTERDAM
By Chuck Stephens
The world’s most filmmaker-friendly festival

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Frame Ups: Names to Know by Serge Kaganski, Guilty Pleasures by Olivier Assayas, Hot Set: Far From Heaven by Amy Taubin, Journal: Paris, Distributor Wanted: R-XMAS by Amy Taubin, Discovery: Przemyslaw Shemie Reut by Chris Chang, First Look: Eight Women by Frédéric Bonnaud, Off the Shelf by David Chute

OSCAR PREDIX
A dozen fearless critics place their bets

SOUND & VISION
The Ghost World soundtrack by Jason Gross & Gregory Crewdson by Chris Chang

CRITICS CHOICE
Eight Critics rate 25 new releases

STORYBOARD
“War Movies” by William T. Vollmann

READERS’ POLL
Your Top 20 Films of 2001

REVIEW
Les Destinées by Kristin Jones, Lagaan: Once upon a Time in India by David Chute, Human Nature by Alice Lovejoy, Esther Kahn by Jessica Winter, Reviews in Brief

VIDI VIDI VIDI
Upcoming DVD & video Releases

FSLC SEEN
Who’s who at recent Film Society Events

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