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NEWS PLUS .. . Australia’s labs campaign for a slice of the release print action, the Digger swallows Fox, plus a look at the First National Screenwriters’ Conference, the background to nine films from the Women’s Film Unit, and festival and market reports from Berlin, Budapest, Delhi and Los Angeles ...................................5 CANNES INFORMATION The films, the people and the screenings that will be representing Australia at the 38th Cannes International Film Festival. Plus: a special section on New Zealand .................................................12 SAGA OF THE SUBURBS Nick Roddick talks to Joy Smithers and Martin Sacks, young stars of the new Australian comedy, Emoh Ruo (which spells 'Our Home’ backwards).........................................................................20 EIGHT OF THE BEST The eight films in the Winners series represent a determined effort to produce G-rated programming that is really in tune with children’s needs and interests. "Debi Enker previews the series, and talks to its executive producer, Patricia Edgar ......................22 AN OPEN LETTER Filipino director Lino Brocka, recently jailed for subversion by the Marcos government, appeals to the world’s filmmakers ..................................28 FORD BEARS WITNESS Pat H. Broeske talks to Harrison Ford, one of the past decade’s more improbable megastars, about his latest role in Peter Weir’s film, Witness, and about his various superhero outings for Steven Spielberg and George Lucas..........31 THE BEAT GOES ON 1985 sees the third of the ‘Road Warrior’ films, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, which will, of course, be the biggest and the most expensive. Paul Kalina talks to production designer Grace Walker — real name, Graham — about his sets for the film and how it all came to the screen ..........................................38 SELLING OUT Jeanine Seawell, celebrating her tenth year as an independent film sales representative at Cannes, talks to Nick Roddick about the movies, the market, and her involvement with Australian films ......42 EAST MEETS WEST Mike Downey charts the history of the Yugoslav cinema, one of the least prominent but most active in the Eastern bloc, which successfully combines indigenous films with foreign co-productions ..................................................................44 NORTHERN SAFARI Bringing Morris West’s The Naked Country to the screen involved a lot of restructuring and some daunting logistics, as producer Ross Dimsey and director Tim Burstall explained to Ewan Burnett ....................................................................48

COMMUNICATIONS BREAKDOWN? Actress Noni Hazlehurst talks to Dorre Koeser about her new film, Fran, and about the need for some real commitment in Australian filmmaking ......................................................50 STARLIGHT EXPRESSED With a $71/2-million budget, the remaking of Robbery Under Arms was bound to be an epic undertaking. Producer Jock Blair and joint directors Ken Hannam and Don Crombie tell Nick Roddick and Sheila Johnston how it all came about ....54 MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANIZATION Dusan Makavejev talks about The Coca-Cola Kid, his Australian- made fable of the corporate intruder and the independent Aussie capitalist..........................................60 FACTS AND FIGURES Reports on all the recent Australian production starts, with special coverage on Playing Beatie Bow and Wills and Burke. Plus Fred Harden on how to make a computer do your production accounting and scheduling, the usual complete Production Survey, and a look at the box-office results of the recent Australian releases ........................................64 FILM REVIEWS Full-length reviews of Amadeus, Cal, Country, The Killing Fields, A Passage to India, Places in the Heart, The River, Robbery Under Arms, A Soldier’s Story and Witness. Plus shorter reviews of all the recent releases...........................................................81 BOOK REVIEWS Passion and Defiance: Film in Italy from 1942 to the Present, by Mira Liehm; Italian Cinema from Neo-realism to the Present, by Peter Bondanella; and Fassbinder Film Maker by Ronald Hayman.........91

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Reproduced by permission of one of the founding editors, Phillippe Mora. This material is made available for the purposes of research and study. Commercial use is prohibited. Issues digitised from original copies in the collection of Ray Edmondson.

Cinema Papers #51 May 1985

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