November/December 1992

Fritz Lang, Harvey Keitel, Hollywood screenwriters, Jules and Jim, Neil Jordan’s Guilty Pleasures, Judy Davis interviewed, Tod Browning’s The Devil Doll, Michael Mann, in memoriam: Anthony Perkins

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FRITZ LANG
By Hilda Rolfe
A Hollywood memoir

HARVEY KEITEL
By Donald Lyons
As Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant and éminence grise of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs

FURTHER ADVENTURES IN THE SCREEN TRADE
By Richard Corliss
Two decades ago Film Comment published a landmark issue on Hollywood screenwriters. Our former editor returns for another look at the terrain

JULES AND JIM
The jewel of the French New Wave is about to get a new setting on video—restored, re-subtitled, letterboxed. Co-writer Jean Gruault is interviewed by Brian Stonehill
Plus: an appreciation by Kathleen Murphy

GUILTY PLEASURES
By Neil Jordan
The director of Mona Lisa on saint cinema, eroticism, and Molly Ringwald

JUDY DAVIS
Interviewed by Gavin Smith
Maybe, with the raves for her work in Woody Allen’s new film, she can stop being the best underrated actress in movies. With an introduction by Donald Lyons

LIFE WITH VIDEO
By Peter Hogue
The cliffhanger as Caligarian carnival

THE DEVIL DOLL
By Bret Wood
Tod Browning vs. MGM and the Breen Office

FILM FESTIVALS
Jonathan Rosenbaum on Toronto, Harlan Kennedy on Venice, Robert Horton et al. on New York

MICHAEL MANN
By Gavin Smith
There’s nothing “uncharacteristic” about the man from Miami Vice undertaking The Last of the Mohicans

ANTHONY PERKINS, 1932-92
By David Thomson
Chatting up Norman Bates