September/October 1993

Alison Maclean’s Crush, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, dying in film, Jack Carson, Jerome Boivin’s Baxter and Barjo, special section on Robert Altman’s Short Cuts, John Woo interviewed, Armond White on visual illiteracy and Simi Valley aesthetics, examining race in the cinema of John Ford

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CRUSH
By Katherine Dieckmann
Alison Maclean’s feature debut

JURASSIC PARK
By Vanessa Place
Classifying the Beast in man-vs.-nature movies

DYING IN MOVIES
By David Thomson
Lighting up the death hound

JACK CARSON
By Donald Phelps
He was Smilin’ Jack long before Nicholson, an exquisite detail artist, and a walking definition of American bluster

BAXTER & BARJO
By Chris Chang
The dark comic universe of Jerome Boivin

SHORT CUTS
By Buck Henry
Notes and snapshots from the shoot of the new Altman, and the business of improvising Altmanian dialogue
Plus: an appreciation of the film by Gavin Smith and a report on the (un)availability of key Altman titles by F. Anthony Macklin

JOHN WOO
Analysis and interview by Maitland McDonagh
Adjusting our sights on the most celebrated of Hong Kong action directors

LANCE HENRIKSEN
Interview by Gavin Smith
Interview with the vampire—and the android, and the Grand Inquisitor, and the chief villain of Woo’s Hard Target

VISUAL ILLITERACY
By Armond White
The charge is “Simi Valley aesthetics” and just about everybody is guilty

JOHN FORD’S INDIANS
By Tag Gallagher
There’s racism and there’s racism

ONE-SCENE MASTERPIECES
By Peter Richards
Ten memorable performances

VISIONS OF LIGHT
By Donald Lyons
In praise of American cinematography