Archive for category: by James Monaco

Au milieu du monde: Alain Tanner and Swiss Film

13 August, 2012 (07:48) | by James Monaco, Essays, Interviews | By: James Monaco

[Originally published in Movietone News 51, August 1976] Alain Tanner, now 45, served a long apprenticeship before he was able to make his first feature film six years ago. Before he could become a Swiss filmmaker it was necessary to invent Swiss film. There had been some activity in the German-speaking part of the country […]

The Richard Lester Sitting-Still Film: Interview by James Monaco

2 July, 2012 (13:22) | by James Monaco, Interviews | By: James Monaco

[Originally published in Movietone News 49, April 1976] Richard Lester is sitting in the study of his house in Surrey “looking out over a garden filled with rain and daffodils.” He was raised in Philadelphia but he has spent nearly half of his 42 years in England and he has no particular wish to return […]

New York CA 90028

19 September, 2010 (17:50) | by James Monaco, Film Reviews | By: James Monaco

[Originally published in Movietone News 57, February 1978] Back in February, Marty Scorsese privately screened a rough cut of New York, New York that lasted four-and-a-half hours. The film as finally released is little more than half that length. We can assume that Scorsese knew he’d never get a four-hour movie released commercially. We can […]