Issues 40-49

MTN45cover150Movietone News No. 45: November 9, 1975

Special Feature This Issue:
Raoul Walsh
An appreciation of a grand American moviemaker via twelve of his most characteristic films
By Peter Hogue

Two Raucous Silents
What Price Glory? and Sadie Thompson

Roughhouse Comedy
Three rowdy early-sound classics: The Cock-eyed World, Me and My Gal, The Bowery

Big Shots
Walsh’s gangsters: The Roaring Twenties, High Sierra, White Heat

Boys at Work
Truckers and power linemen: They Drive by Night and Manpower

“That’s the kind of hairpin I am”
The gaiest Nineties: Gentleman Jim and The Strawberry Blonde

A Neglected Western
“An early masterpiece of the pessimistic western”: Colorado Territory

“He’s from back home”
Man and myth in High Sierra
By Rick Hermann

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You Only Live Once

Rooster Cogburn, Black Christmas, Donkey Skin, 92 in the Shade, Three Days of the Condor
(reviews by Rick Herman, Richard T. Jameson)

MTN46cover150Movietone News No. 46: December 14, 1975

Mad Rooms (published on Parallax View here)
Shot composition in two films of Bernard Girard
By Robert C. Cumbow

Chaplin’s Immortal Story: Limelight Revisited
An extensive appreciation, 20 years after
By Douglas McVay

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Hell, Italian Style (published on Parallax View here)
On Nanni Loy’s Detained Pending Trial (Why-?)
By Ken Eisler

In Black & White
“Hugh Fordin’s The World of Entertainment, reviewed
By Alan Williams

Out of Season: 19th San Francisco Film Festival
Two views
By Peter Hogue
By Richard T. Jameson

You Only Live Once
Classic mysteries in series at the Art Museum, Renoir for UW film series

Blanche, Capone, Le Secret, Hard Times, Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter, Winterhawk, A Very Curious Girl
(reviews by Ken Eisler, Rick Hermann, Richard T. Jameson)

Movietone News No. 47, January 21, 1976

A New Map of the Labyrinth: The Unretouched Touch of Evil
There’s now more to see than ever in Orson Welles’ American-nightmare masterpiece
By John Belton

On the Absence of the Grail
Style, meaning, and Meaning in Robert Bresson’s Lancelot du Lac
By Alan Williams

Love among the Ruins
Browsing over Seattle film year 1975, with Ten Best Lists by MTN Contributing Writers and commentary
By Richard T. Jameson

Moments out of Time (published on Parallax View here)
Scenes, shots, stances, sensations onscreen in ’75
By Richard T. Jameson and Kathleen Murphy


Dog Day Afternoon, The Nickel Ride, La Vie rêvée, Conduct Unbecoming, The Sunshine Boys, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, The Romantic Englishwoman
(reviews by Robert Cumbow, Ken Eisler, Rick Hermann, Richard T. Jameson)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here
Movietone News No. 47 (.pdf)

Movietone News No. 48, February 29, 1976

Back Door to Personal Expression
The blessings of B-dom. William K. Howard’s Back Door to Heaven, appreciated
By James Damico

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D.O.A. and the Notion of Noir
Journey to the end of night
By Richard Dorfman

Closing Down the Open Road: Detour (published on Parallax View here)
Life among the process screens, savored
By David Coursen


In Black & White (published on Parallax View here)
“B” Movies and Kings of the Bs, reviewed
By Peter Hogue
The Birth of the Talkies, reviewed
By Claudia Gorbman

Touch of Evil: Removing the Evidence
Unretouching an important article

You Only Live Once
“The American Dream” for UW LecCon

A Piece of The Cobweb
A note on suggestive mise-en-scene
By Dana Benelli

Barry Lyndon (1), Barry Lyndon (2), The Magic Flute, Hearts of the World, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Between Friends, The Man Who Would Be King; Take It Like a Man, Madam
(reviews by Robert C. Cumbow, Ken Eisler, Rick Hermann, Richard T. Jameson, Douglas F. Palau)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here
Movietone News No. 48 (.pdf)

Movietone News No. 49, April 18, 1976

The Richard Lester Sitting-Still Film (published on Parallax View here)
The peripatetic director of The Three Musketeers, Juggernaut and now Robin and Marian, interviewed
By James Monaco

Still Life: Robin and Marian (published on Parallax View here)
“Ripeness is all” in the new Richard Lester film
By Kathleen Murphy

Misère-en-scèneYoung German Filmmakers on Dangerous Ground
Fear—and other good things—eat soul in the Federal Republic: a report
By Rick Rentschler

Une Femme sauvage (published on Parallax View here)
New insights into Truffaut’s L’Histoire d’Adele H.
By Robert C. Cumbow

The Harte of Hollywood
“But Mr. Dwan, if you liked that story … ” – Tennessee’s Partner as a how-not-to textbook of adaptation
By James Damico


You Only Live Once (published on Parallax View here)
Moore-Egyptian as international treasure-house

Lipstick, The Man Who Would Be King, Pather Panchali , I Will, I Will … for Now; The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox, Le Magnifique, All the President’s Men, Breakheart Pass, Gable and Lombard
(reviews by Sharon Green, Rick Hermann, Richard T. Jameson, Alan Williams)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here
Movietone News No. 49 (.pdf)

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Comment from Martha
Time April 1, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Thanks for all these Movietone PDFs! Really enjoying them… Wonderful to be able to access these original reviews online.

Just a note from my reading so far – Issue 48 appears to be missing pages 13-14 from the PDF. I’d like to read the rest of the D.O.A article : )

Comment from Editor
Time April 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

You are correct. The issue will have to be rescanned (apparently you cannot insert pages in a finished .pdf) so it may be awhile until it is up.

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