May/June 1991

Mike Nichols interviewed, Xavier Koller’s Journey of Hope, Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s Chameleon Street, film censorship, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo’s The Summer of Miss Forbes, Bernardo Bertolucci and Paul Bowles, Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca, introducing Life with Video, Oliver Stone, John Huston’s The List of Adrian Messenger, Brian DePalma

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BEHIND THE MOUNTAINS
By Beverly Walker
From Switzerland, the surprise Oscar-winner Journey of Hope

UNDERGROUND MAN
By Armond White
Chameleon Street and Wendell B. Harris Jr., its protean creator

PENETRATION, URINATION, AND GRATUITOUS VOMITING
By Alex Patterson
Film censorship, Canadian-style

FOREIGN PARTS
By Kathleen Murphy
Les liasons déracinées: Closet Land and Outremer

CHAMBERS OF THE SEA
By Donald Lyons
Hermosillo and Schygulla film García Márquez: The Summer of Miss Forbes

GONE AWAY
By David Thomson
Bowles, Bertolucci, and the silence of the sands

“I’LL BET THEY’RE ASLEEP, ALL OVER AMERICA”
By Peter Hogue
A heretical view of Casablanca

MIKE NICHOLS: WITHOUT CUTAWAYS
Interview by Gavin Smith
An exclusive career interview with the most successful underrated director in the American cinema

LIFE WITH VIDEO
Introducing a new Film Comment department: introduction by Richard T. Jameson; Roger Ebert on laserdiscs; Tim Lucas on “director’s cut” videos; Stephan Talty on home video as historical record; and what The Bare Facts and American Psycho have to tell us about the power of video, by Richard Corliss

RIDERS ON THE STORM
By Robert Horton
A battlefield promotion for Oliver Stone

STILLS FROM IMAGINARY MOVIES
By Jonathan and David Baumbach
Sampling a work-in-progress

HUSTON’S KILLER COMEDY
By Peter Richards
The List of Adrian Messenger

BRIAN DEPALMA, POLITICAL FILMMAKER
By Armond White
Bonfire of the Vanities found most critics dressed to kill. Were they at least partly wrong?

WEITZ UPDATE
By Dale Thomajan
More run-amok revisionism