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NEWS PLUS .. .a detailed look at the recent changes in tax legislation, a comprehensive list of industry responses and atribute to Neil Davis. Festival reports from Montreal, Pula (Yugoslavia), San Sebastian, Venice, a ‘world-wide video festival’ in The Hague and the Dutch Film Days in Utrecht. Our regular international industry round-up, featuring reports from the US, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and New Zealand. And two pages of profiles: Bliss producer Anthony Buckley, documentary directors Sharon Connolly and Trevor Graham, and veteran star Don Ameche ..................................................2 JOURNEY’S END Producer-director Graeme Clifford talks to Debi Enker about the legend of Burke & Wills, the reality of bringing the epic tale to the screen and his attitude to the local film industry .....................................18

THE UNTOLD STORY Once the industry’s enfant terrible, producer-director Bob Weis has become the power behind a batch of recent film and television projects. He talks to Nick Roddick about his beginnings, his approach to the movie business and his two recent historical explorations, The Dunera Boys and Wills and Burke............................................................................22 SHOW AND SELL m a special feature on the burgeoning world of Australian rock video, Phil Tripp traces the birth of one production from its eight-year-old author in Adelaide to its international star-studded cast; and Sally Stockbridge examines the implications of an art form caught between commodity and creativity.....26

LORD OF THE JUNGLE Over 20 years, director John Boorman has braved the Amazon, the Pacific and Los Angeles, and fallen prey to attacks from the press and the public. He talks to Ray Comiskey about his turbulent career, from BBC documentaries to The Emerald Forest......._..................................................................34 TARGET PRACTICE While the American film industry scoffed at the idea of a new major company, Cannon Films took Hollywood by storm. Nick Roddick looks at the company’s meteoric rise, and talks to one of the duo behind the offensive, Menahem Golan, about how he did it ..................................................................................38 ISSUE: THE MAN FROM AUNTY A continuing series in which Cinema Papers asks prominent members of the film and television industry to speak out. Geoffrey Whitehead, managing director of the ABC, answers some of his critics and mans the barricades at the ABC ............................................................................42 FACTS AND FIGURES A round-up of the current production scene, with special reports on The Great Bookie Robbery and The Lancaster Miller Affair and a brief look at the box-office charts ................................46

STOCK SHOTS Director of photography Yuri Sokol and columnist Fred Harden test the new, low-light film stocks from Agfa, Fuji and Kodak under location conditions and present their findings .......................................................62

FILM REVIEWS Full-length reviews of Bliss, Burke & Wills, The Coca-Cola Kid, The Emerald Forest, Emoh Ruo, The Empty Beach, Fletch, Pale Rider, A Street to Die, A View to a Kill and Wills and Burke. Plus shorter reviews of all the recent releases.............................................................................65 BOOK REVIEWS Critical Business: The New Australian Cinema in Review by Sandra Hall and Science Fiction: The Aurum Encyclopedia, edited by _ Phil Hardy .........................................................................78

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Cinema Papers Pty Ltd, Richmond, 84p

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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 #54 November 1985

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