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FRONT LINES: A look at the new co-production arrangements, a report on the comedy writers’ workshop, and a general round-up of film and TV news. Plus festival reports from Dublin, Edinburgh and Varna; our regular columns from around the world; and profiles of cinematographer Jan Kenny, director Lewis Gilbert and actor Scott Glenn .........................................................2

ISSUES: Geoff Gardner looks at the history of film festivals in Australia, and wonders what function they now serve ..........................................................................42 PRODUCTION: A comprehensive round-up of what’s now in production in Australia, with special reports on The Right-Hand Man, Birdsville and the ABC’s 2 Friends.......................................................................44 TECHNICALITIES: Fred Harden looks at some of the tempting new hard- and software on show at the IREECON convention in Melbourne ...............................58

FILM AND TV REVIEWS: Full-length reviews of Anzacs, Archer, The Brother from Another Planet, Fran, Goonies, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Official Story, The Perfectionist, Prizzi’s Honor, Rebel, Red Matildas, Rocking the Foundations, Silverado, The Still Point and Turtle Diary. Plus shorter reviews of all the recent releases..........................................................61 BOOK REVIEWS: Arguing the Arts by Tim Rowse; Brian De Palma by Michael Bliss and Double De Palma by Susan Dworkin; and The Electronic Estate by Trevor Barr, Images and Industry by Albert Moran and Made for Television by Manuel Alvarado and John Stewart ..............................................................................77

INDIANA STEWART: Ray Comiskey talks to veteran Hollywood star James Stewart, born in the small Pennsylvania town of Indiana 77 years ago, and a man whom John Ford once summed up with the phrase “People just seem to like him’’ .......................................14

TALENT TIME: Debi Enker interviews Debbie Byrne about her starring role in the new Australian film, Rebel ...........................................................................18 YOU CAN NEVER GO FAR ENOUGH: Brian Thompson, production designer on Rebel, talks to Paul Kalina about how he turned the drabness of wartime Sydney into the glittering neon world we see in the film .............................................................................22 COMIN’ AT YA: Nick Roddick meets maverick Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, whose two latest films-have opened in Australia within a month of one another .....26

SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER: Derek Meddings, one of cinema’s most respected special effects men, talks to Nick Roddick about his career .......................................28

GOODS ENOUGH FOR YOU: Peter Schmideg looks at how tee-shirts and underwear, toys and tie-ins have become as much a part of the film business as the movies that inspire them .................................................32

OVER THE RAINBOW: Belinda Meares on the trials and tribulations of bringing the news from Mururoa....36 HOME MOVIES: Movie of the Week host David Stratton gives a special preview of the films you’ll be seeing on SBS in 1986 ....................................................39

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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 #55 January 1986

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