Issues 60-67

MTN60-61cover150Movietone News Double Issue No. 60-61: February 5, 1979

“A privilege to work in films”: Sam Peckinpah among Friends (published on Parallax View here)
The Seattle Film Society in conversation with the director, plus:
The Ballad of Cable Hogue reviewed (published on Parallax View here)
By Samuel Fuller

Days of Purgatory (published on Parallax View here)
An attempt to forget 1978
By Richard T. Jameson
plus Ten Best Lists and remarks by other Contributing Writers

Moments out of Time (published on Parallax View here)
Even bad film years must have something to redeem them
-some images, gestures, lines, stances, pauses, and good moves

“I had to risk not being liked in that scene” (published on Parallax View here)
Michael Murphy interviewed
By Judith M. Kass

In Black & White (published on Parallax View here)
Joan Mellen’s Big Bad Wolves snarled at
By Pierre Greenfield

You Only Live Once

Quickies
Halloween, Days of Heaven, American Hot Wax, FM, Interiors, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Harder They Come, Who’ll Stop the Rain?, The End, Hooper, The Lord of the Rings, Brass Target, Coming Home, Pretty Baby, Capricorn One, The King of Kings, Death on the Nile, The Boys from Brazil, Superman
(reviews by Robert Cumbow, Pierre Greenfield and Richard T. Jameson)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here:
Movietone News Double Issue No. 60-61 (.pdf)

Movietone News Double Issue No. 62-63: December 29, 1979

“It doesn’t take any imagination at all to feel awed” (published on Parallax View here)
Peter Weir interviewed
By Judith M. Kass

“Everything happens at its appointed time” (published on Parallax View here)
An appreciation of Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock
By Pierre Greenfield

Rejoicing in things Australian (published on Parallax View here)
Phillip Noyce, director of Newsfront, interviewed
By Judith M. Kass

Rossellini’s Strombol and Ingrid Bergman’s Face
The watcher’s itinerary through the landscape of the soul
By Dana Benelli

Telluride ’79
A singular film festival in Colorado: notes and photographs
By William M. Wehrbein

Quickies
Comes a Horseman, The Electric Horseman, Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, Cuba, The Europeans, Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Watership Down, The 39 Steps, Aguirre the Wrath of God, Death on the Nile, The Medusa Touch, Prophecy, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, The Muppet Movie, The Illustrated Man, Diary of Forbidden Dreams, The Great Train Robbery, Quintet, The Deer Hunter, The In-Laws, Sammie’s Bicycle, North Dallas Forty, The Dark, The Corn Is Green, No Time for Breakfast, Moonraker, The China Syndrome, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Firepower, Hardcore, Bloodline
(reviews by Leslie Clark, Robert C. Cumbow, Pierre Greenfield, Richard T. Jameson and Ken Eisler)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here:
Movietone News Double Issue No. 62-63 (.pdf)

Movietone News Double Issue No. 64-65: March 13, 1980

Bertolucci’s Luna: The Surrealist’s Strategem (published on Parallax View here)
A fresh approach to a much-maligned film
By Peter Hogue and Marion Bronson

Dossier ’79 (published on Parallax View here)
A survey of the best film year since 1974 at least
By Richard T. Jameson
plus Ten Best Lists by other MTN Contributing Writers

Moments out of Time (published on Parallax View here)
Looks, lines, gestures, stances, moods the mise-en-scene of eternity for one film season

“Like Dracula”: David Thompson (published on Parallax View here)
An appreciation of a neglected critic
By Robert Horton

Limeys in Lotusland (published on Parallax View here)
A whirlwind having been reaped long ago, a reappraisal of The Loved One
By Pierre Greenfield

Quickies:
The Wanderers, 10, The Private Files of Edgar Hoover, Quadrophenia, American Gigolo, Yanks (1), Yanks (2), Hollywood’s Wild Angel, Star Trek, The Onion Field, The Black Marble, Alien, The Runner Stumbles, Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens, Time after Time (1), Time after Time (2), Cuba, Skidoo, When Time Ran Out, The Silent Witness, The Life of Brian, The Rose, Windows
(reviews by Robert Cumbow, Pierre Greenfield, Peter Hogue, Robert Horton, Tom Keogh and Richard T. Jameson)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here:
Movietone News Double Issue 64-65 (.pdf)

MTN66-67thumbMovietone News Double Issue No. 66-67: March 13, 1981

“And then I just go ahead and write that dialogue.” (published on Parallax View here)
John Sayles, writer-director of The Return of the Secaucus 7, talks a lot of sense about movie-writing, moviemaking and movies in general

Going Inside with Alain Tanner
Appraising Cinema Dead or Alive, a film about the making of Tanner’s Jonah
By Michael Tarantino

“I don’t like those hard goodbyes” (published on Parallax view here)
A conversation with an irreplaceable man, Strother Martin

Quickies
L’Amour viole, Best Boy, One and One, Friday the 13th, Prom Night, Dites-lui que je l’aime, ffolkes, The Sea Wolves, Bronco Billy (1), Bronco Billy (2), The Island, Ordinary People, Can’t Stop the Music, The Black Stallion, The Blue Lagoon, The Shining, Making The Shining, The Hunter, Tom Horn, Violette et Francois, The Big Red One, Used Cars, McVicar, Carny, Honeysuckle Rose, Fame, Coal Miner’s Daughter (1), Coal Miner’s Daughter (2), My Bodyguard, The Private Affairs of Bel-Ami, Zulu Dawn, The Changeling, Rough Cut, The Great Santini
(reviews by Robert Cumbow, Pierre Greenfield, Peter Hogue, Robert Horton, Richard T. Jameson and Douglas McVay)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here:
Movietone News Double Issue 66-67 (Part 1) (.pdf)
Movietone News Double Issue 66-67 (Part 2) (.pdf)

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