Issues 30-39

Movietone News No. 30, March 1974MTN30cover105

Imitation of Life (published on Parallax View here)
A comprehensive interpretation of Don Siegel’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the masterpiece of the classic era in sciencefiction cinema
By Robert C. Cumbow
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A Note on Style (published on Parallax View here)
Black humor, raked angles, montage—more on Invasion of the Body Snatchers
By Richard T. Jameson

The Three Days It Didn’t Rain in Seattle, and Other Contretemps
On location with Mark Rydell’s Cinderella Liberty
By David Willingham

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Letters
Write your local film reviewer; also, more food for thought on Alfred J. Hitchcock

You Only Live Once
Truffaut retrospective at the U Dub, The I.F. Stone Weekly at the Movie House, more vintage American at the Edgemont

Quickies
Playtime, The Sting, The Last Detail, Group Marriage, State of Siege, Little Cigars, The Laughing Policeman, Butley, Day for Night, Serpico, The Hireling
(reviews by R.C. Dale, Ken Eisler, David Harrell, Peter Hogue, Richard T. Jameson, Scott Mugford, Kathleen Murphy, Jon Purdy)

SFS Ten Best Lists
19 perspectives all Seattle film year 1973

Movietone News No. 31, April 1974MTN31cover150

Porno
A close—but only slightly feverish look as some recent porno pix
By Jon Purdy

East Egg, West Egg, Rotten Egg
There’s more than a mote in the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckelburg: The Great Gatsby considered
By Robert C. Cumbow

Franco-American Graffiti
Complementary looks at Les Bonnes Femmes and American Graffiti
By Bert Ring

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Jimmy the Gent (published on Parallax View here)
Re. the second A.F.I. tribute
By Peter Hogue

In Black & White
Books on the Marx Brothers, Gone with the Wind, and other things filmic, reviewed
By Richard T. Jameson

You Only Live Once

Quickies
The Sugarland Express, State of Siege, Busting, The Three Musketeers, Mean Streets, Cinderella Liberty, Man on a Swing, Where the Lilies Bloom, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, Joyce at 34, Happy New Year, Alfredo Alfredo, Day for Night, The Exorcist
(reviews by Grace Blond, Robert C. Cumbow, Rick Hermann, Richard T. Jameson, Kathleen Murphy, Anne Paxton, Jon Purdy)

Movietone News No. 32: May-June, 1974MTN32cover150

In Black & White: The Women (published on Parallax View here)
The first of two articles on women in film, this one stepping off from a review of Molly Haskell’s From Reverence to Rape
By Kathleen Murphy

Picture People
More reviews film books—actor studies
By Peter Hogue
—and directors’ (auto-)biographies
By Richard T. Jameson

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You Only Live Once

Langlois in Recline
Lying around on the lobby floor with the founder of the Cinemathèque française

Letters

Cracker Crumbs
The sordid inside account of the unhappy events leading up to the non-showing of Animal Crackers

Quickies
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The Conversation, Phantom India, Five on the Black Hand Side, A King in New York, Ten from Your Show of Shows, The Exorcist, The Apple War, The Mother and the Whore, Blazing Saddles, Billy Two Hats, Zardoz, The Sting, The Underground Man
(reviews by Ken Eisler, Rick Hermann, Peter Hogue, Richard T. Jameson, Jon Purdy, Ken Robinson, Gregory Dean Way)

Movietone News No. 33: July, 1974MTN33cover150

“Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown” (published on Parallax View here)
Roman Polanski‘s new film: an appreciation
By Richard T. Jameson

An International Episode
James, Bogdanovich, and maybe a little Pirandello
By Kathleen Murphy

Carnival of Cannibals
A reflection on exploiters and the exploited
By Robert C. Cumbow

Champagne and Popcorn
A theatre opening on Vashon
By Ken Robinson

Black Comedy, White Devil
Sucking what in where? The Exorcist reconsidered
By Scott Mugford

In Black & White
Two books on Stanley Kubrick, reviewed
By Ken Robinson
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The Women (2)
Deeper into movements: Mariorie Rosen’s Popcorn Venus
By Kathleen Murphy

NWFSC
By David Willingham

Letters

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You Only Live Once

Quickies.
The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe, The Pedestrian, That’s Entertainment, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice, The Midnight Man, Son of Dracula, The Rain People, Thieves like Us, Badlands, Dance of the Vampires, Le Sex Shop, 99 44/100% Dead
(reviews by Robert C. Cumbow, Rick Hermann, Richard T. Jameson, L. Ray Pierre)

Movietone News No. 34: August 1974MTN34cover150

By the Light of the RKO Moon
Theatre and identity in George Cukors Sylvia Scarlett
By Jesse S. Brandt

States of Siege
An argument for the occasional suspension of critical niceties, with especial reference to Costa-Gavras‘ latest completed feature
By Albert F. Nussbaum

Nonconformists
Bertolucci‘s Partner and Bellocchio’s In the Name of the Father viewed and reviewed
By Peter Hogue

It Can’t Happen There
Yippee Cahiers? An account of (non) publication in Paris
By Alan Williams

The Women (3)
Joan Mellens Women and Their Sexuality in the New Film, reviewed
By Kathleen Murphy

13 Ways of Looking at The Parallax View (published on Parallax View here)
A private inquiry into the nature of Alan Pakula’s new film
By Robert C. Cumbow

In Black & White
Stargazer, a book about Andy Warhol‘s cinema, reviewed
By Peter Hogue

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You Only Live Once

Quickies
The Terminal Man, That’s Entertainment, S*p*y*S, Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein, Chinatown (1), Chinatown (2), Zandy’s Bride
(reviews by Ken Eisler, Rick Hermann, Richard T. Jameson, Anne Paxton, Jon Purdy)

Movietone News No. 35, September 1974MTN35cover150

A Community of Two (published on Parallax View here)
Mary Poppins and Doctor Zhivago in a love story recommended by Seventeen—and it’s a masterpiece?! You better believe it!
By Kathleen Murphy

The Hong Kong Gesture (published on Parallax View here)
Exquisite agonies from the Brothers Shaw: Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan
By Ken Eisler

Emigrants and Immigrants (published on Parallax View here)
Jan Troell’s The Emigrants and The New Land
By Robert C. Cumbow

Tracking Shot (excerpt published on Parallax View here)

You Only Live Once
Fantasy films at the Seattle Art Museum, more M-G-M at the Rose Bud Movie Palace, Capra and Kazan at the Edgemont

Quickies
Breezy, Love and Anarchy, Death Wish, Uptown Saturday Night, Detective Story, The Longest Yard, The Abdication, Macon County Line, Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein, L’Invitation, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, The Internecine Project, The Terminal Man
(reviews by Robert C. Cumbow, Ken Eisler, Peter Hogue, Richard T. Jameson, Jim Petermann)

Movietone News No. 36: October 1974MTN36cover150

The Realist Renaissance (published on Parallax View here)
Reflections on some recent American cinema, especially Mean Streets and American Graffiti
By James Monaco

Offing the Pig (published on Parallax View here)
From Vancouver, a report on another Werner Herzog film: Even Dwarfs Started Small
By Ken Eisler

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Films and Feminism
News of a new workshop for women directors, plus a personal appreciation
By Kathleen Murphy

Escape to Nowhere
One man’s view of Michael Winner’s Death Wish
By Michael Hauge

Lunch at Bad Aussee (published on Parallax view here)
Memories of Mr. Ford, and other tidbits
By Normand F. Lareau

You Only Live Once
Featuring a commentary on the UW’s Buñuel series
By Peter Hogue

Quickies
The White Dawn, The Front Page, Le Samourai, Buster and Billie, My Name Is Nobody, Juggernaut, The Black Windmill, Lucky Luciano
(reviews by Ken Eisler, Rick Hermann, Richard T. Jameson, Kathleen Murphy)

Movietone New No. 37: November 1974MTN37cover150

Scenes from a Festival
Films, phenomena, and Howe: this year’s San Francisco Film Festival, covered for MTN
By Harriet R. Polt

A Passion from Hammer (published on Parallax View here)
An assessment of Freddie Francis’s Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
By Robert C. Cumbow

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Cine Cubano
A Latin-American view of Cuban cinema
By Jorge Ayalo Blanco
(Translated by Ken Eisler)

In Black & White
Focus on Bonnie and Clyde, reviewed
By Peter Hogue
Art of the American Film, 1900-1971, reviewed
By Rick Hermann

Savoir-être (published on Parallax View here)
Mood and mise-en-scène in Josef von Sternberg’s Morocco
By Richard T. Jameson

You Only Live Once
Featuring commentary on some vintage Paramount Pictures returning to local telly

Quickies
Harry and Tonto, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The Jackal of Nahueltoro, Phase IV, The Odessa File, The Gravy Train, Wedding in Blood, Law and Disorder, Gold
(reviews by Robert C. Cumbow, Ken Eisler, Rick Hermann, Richard T. Jameson, Jon Purdy)

Movietone News No. 38: January 8, 1975MTN38cover150

For Barbara
The agony and the ecstasy: 10 (12?)-Best Lists by MTN Contributing Writers, with year-end remarks
By Richard T. Jameson

Moments out of Time (published on Parallax View here)
Scenes, shots, sensations, and ineffable slippings-away—remembered
By Richard T. Jameson and Kathleen Murphy

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Weddings, Etc., in Blood (published on Parallax View here)
Inchman meets Oshima: being a report on The Ceremony
By Ken Eisler

The Apprenticeship of Mordecai Richler
Talking with the author of Duddy Kravitz
By James Monaco

You Only Live Once
Featuring a rundown all the UW’s “Early American Hitchcock” (published on Parallax View here)
By Peter Hogue
and Orson Welles Has a Daughter Named Rebecca (published on Parallax View here)
By Robert C. Cumbow

Quickies
The Night Porter (1), The Night Porter (2), Black Christmas, Introduction to the Enemy, The Seduction of Mimi, The Towering Inferno, Juggernaut, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Gambler (1), The Gambler (2), Erotic Dreams (Wet Dreams), Le Petit-Theatre de Jean Renoir, Don’t Look Now, The Klansman
(reviews by Robert C. Cumbow, R C Dale, Ken Eisler, Rick Hermann, Peter Hogue, Richard T. Jameson, Kathleen Murphy, Michael Tarantino)

Movietone News No. 39: February 27, 1975MTN39cover150

Buñuel Scenes (published on Parallax View here)
From “Encounters with Buñuel”
By Carlos Fuentes
(Selected and Translated by Ken Eisler)

Un Chien andalou, L’Age d’or, Las Hurdes, Los olvidados (published on Parallax View here)
Imagery and landscape in four key films
By R C Dale

Subida al cielo (published on Parallax View here)
Unexpected distinction in a commercial” movie
By Peter Hogue

Viridiana (published on Parallax View here)
Beyond grotesquerie
By Peter Hogue

Belle de jour (published on Parallax View here)
Love and marriage
By Kathleen Murphy

Tristana (published on Parallax View here)
Picking and choosing
By David Willingham

Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie (published on Parallax View here)
The consolation of photography
By Richard T. Jameson

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An Appreciation
By Scott Mugford

In Black & White
David Pirie‘s A Heritage of Horror, reviewed
By Robert C. Cumbow

You Only Live Once

Letters

Quickies
Amarcord, Young Frankenstein, Gold, Zatoichi and the One-Armed Swordsman, Lemonade Joe, Tendresse ordinaire, I’m a Stranger Here Myself, Scenes from a Marriage, Dreams and Nightmares, Memories of Underdevelopment, Murder on the Orient Express
(reviews by Robert C. Cumbow, Ken Eisler, Rick Hermann, Peter Hogue, Richard T. Jameson, Albert F. Nussbaum, Douglas F. Palau)

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