November/December 1991

Martha Coolidge’s Rambling Rose, Frank Borzage’s Lucky Star, Claude Chabrol, Citizen Kane: can anyone be trusted?, spiritual collegiate encounters with Bresson, Sidney M. Goldin and Aubrey Scotto’s Uncle Moses, festival beat, Marcel Carné interviewed, Life with Video, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s The Wages of Fear, on the set of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

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THE SILENT HEART
By Scott Eyman
Frank Borzage’s Lucky Star shines anew

A DAY IN THE COUNTRY
By Donald Chase
Claude Chabrol at 60: the reigning classicist of the French New Wave ventures into Tradition of Quality territory to film Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. An on-set report from Normandy

CONNECTICUT YANKEE
By Robert Horton
Turning dubious material into dandy movies (starting with Valley Girl) endears a director to cinemaddicts but wins scant renown. With Rambling Rose, the lusty, sweet-natured, beautifully acted and ethically triumphant screen version of Calder Willingham’s novel, Martha Coolidge may finally get the attention she’s long deserved

THE FRIENDS OF KANE
By Peter Hogue
Can we trust anyone’s word in Citizen Kane? And if not, why not?

FILMS AS SPIRITUAL LIFE
By Phillip Lopate
A collegiate encounter with Bresson’s Diary of a Country Priest marks a novelist for life. Mostly, he’s happy about it

DER ERSHTER TALKIES
By J. Hoberman
Uncle Moses and the coming of the Yiddish sound film

FESTIVAL BEAT
Venice: old meets new by Harlan Kennedy
Toronto: Festival of Festivals by Kathleen Murphy, David Chute
New York: the long and the short of it by Robert Horton, Donald Lyons, Nicholas Nicastro

FORBIDDEN GAMES
Marcel Carné interviewed by Brian Stonehill
Making an epic—the peerless Children of Paradise—under the Nazi Occupation

OSCAR EATEN BY WOLVES
By Wayne Michael Sarf
Snapping back at Kevin Costner

LIFE WITH VIDEO
By Frank Thompson, Gregory Luce
Mortality alerts

CLOUZOT’S WILD BUNCH
By Dale Thomajan
The Wages of Fear

SEE YOU IN THE TREES
By Greg Olson
On the set of the Twin Peaks movie