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NEWS PLUS .. . Tussles over imported actors and worries about vanishing tax concessions; light at the end of the tunnel in the censorship backlog; and British TV faces an advertising crisis. Plus a look at the business done at Cannes, the AFC’s annual report, the latest graduate films from the Film and Television School, and the recent conference on Kids’ TV. And reports from Cannes, Filmex, Flongkong, Oberhausen and the PanAfrican Festival at Ouagadougou ....................................2 HOLLYWOOD-ENGLAND Graham Fuller talks to British director John Schlesinger about his latest film, The Falcon and the Snowman, and about the fact that most of his recent work has been in America ..............10 BEHIND THE BUBBLES m a special series of articles, Cinema Papers writers look at the wonderful world of the soaps. Pat H. Broeske reports from daytime America, where it all started; Geoff Mayer takes Australia’s soaps apart; Nick Roddick profiles Grundys, the Australian soap factory; and — a touch of class — Saskia Baron talks to Edgar Reitz, director of Heimat, the ‘super soap’ that has been pulling in festival audiences......................14 CAREER WOMAN Just back from her first Hollywood film, Mrs Soffel, Australian director Gillian Armstrong talks to Debi Enker about the experience — and about how she’d do it differently next time ..............................26 HERE IS THE NEWS John O’Hara examines the organization of Australia’s television news, talks to the people who plan it, and looks at how they put together a picture of the world ..........................................................30 FUNERAL RITES Graveside humour can be international, as Belinda Meares found out when she talked to Japanese director Juzo Itami, about his film The Funeral .................................................................34 A WOMAN’S PLACE Graham Shirley looks at the role women have played in the Australian film industry and talks to the directors of a new documentary, Don’t Call Me Girlie...............................................................36 WORKING-CLASS HERO Special Grand Jury Prize at Cannes and opening night gala at Melbourne: Birdy is — and isn’t — like Alan Parker’s other films. Nick Roddick talks to the director ...........................................40 PUTTING THE BUMS ON THE SEATS Peter Schmideg plunges into the wild world of film advertising — the posters, the trailers and the things you don’t see .....................................................................................44 FACTS AND FIGURES A round-up of the current production scene, with special reports on For Love Alone and Double Sculls. Plus the second part of Fred Harden’s guide to microcomputers — how they can help ■the writer and the sound team — and a brief look at how Robbery Under Arms didn’t exactly walk off with the Australian box office loot..................................................48 FILM REVIEWS Full-length reviews of Birdy, The Company of Wolves, The Falcon and the Snowman, Mrs Soffel, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment and Porky’s Revenge, The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Razor’s Edge, Starman and Stranger Than Paradise. Plus shorter reviews of all the recent releases.............................................................................63 BOOK REVIEWS Chaplin — His Life and Art by David Robinson; Art Politics Cinema: The Cineaste Interviews edited by Dan Georgakas and Lenny Rubenstein; Australian Film & Television Finance & Investment Guide issued by the AFC; and Special Effects — Wire, Tape and Rubber-Band Style by L.B. Abbott...............73

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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 #52 July 1985

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