September/October 1992

Carl Franklin’s One False Move, special section on Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, happiness in film, Sidney Lumet interviewed, Claire Denis, Carl Stalling, Walt Disney, film school, James Foley’s Guilty Pleasures

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LIFE WITH VIDEO
By John Eli Shapiro
Hollywood on the Mekong
Plus: automatic renewal vs. public domain—an update on the copyright law controversy

STAR CITY SHRAPNEL
By Donald Lyons
A rich new twist on “noir”: Carl Franklin’s One False Move savored

“DESERVE’S GOT NOTHIN’ TO DO WITH IT”
By Richard T. Jameson
Clint Eastwood has been a good, intelligent sympathetic director for 20 years. With Unforgiven he’s become a great one

SCRAPS OF HOPE
By Henry Sheehan
Eastwood—actor, icon, director—and the Western

HAPPINESS
By David Thomson
Don’t confuse it with “happens,” which happens to be what the movies do, with some increasingly valuable exceptions

“THAT’S THE WAY IT HAPPENS”
Sidney Lumet interviewed by Gavin Smith
Actor’s director par excellence and—you heard it here first—scrupulous stylist

THE COLOR OF HOME
By Kathleen Murphy
Claire Denis gets her bearings in Chocolat and No Fear, No Die

LOONEY TUNESTER
By John Robert Tebbel
From Wynken, Blynken, and Nod to Fast and Furryous, Carl Stalling was music man to the (cartoon) stars

THE SHADOW OF THE MOUSE
By J.B. Kaufman
Walt Disney and the gags with nine lives

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
By Nicholas Nicastro
Are film schools necessary?

GUILTY PLEASURES
By James Foley
Down memory lane—reluctantly—with the director of Reckless, At Close Range, and Glengarry Glen Ross