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FRONT LINES: A round-up of the local films and people participating in the American Film Market, a background to the controversy about the Sydney Fillmmakers' Co-Op, and a report from the Film and Flistory Conference. Plus festival reports from London, Hyderabad, Havana and the Film Nouveau season; our regular columns from around the world; and profiles on writer/ director Jackie McKimmie, actor Colin Friels and actor/director Jack Thompson.........................................4

ANYONE GAN BE A STUNTMAN ONCE: On location in Sydney to execute a record-breaking stunt for Dead- End Drive-In, Guy Norris talks to Nick Roddick about the stuntman as scientist and the highs of jumping...................................... 17

MAN OF PLENTY: Back in Australia after six years and three features in the US, writer/ producer/director Fred Schepisi speaks to David Stratton about collaboration with David Hare, the magic of Meryl and the ones that got away..........................................22

A HORSE FOR ALL COURSES: With a track record that indicates a penchant for pace, Brian Trenchard-Smith has become one of Australia’s most successful and sought-after directors. He talks to Brian Jones about his career.....................................................26

O’ROURKE’S DRIFT: with his 17 new documentary, Half Life, Dennis O’Rourke seems poised to explode two myths - the circumstances of nuclear testing in the Pacific and the notion that independent documentaries should be confined to the art- house circuit. He talks to Nick Roddick about his early films, Half Life and his work methods.............30

CHANGES: Producer Jill Robb, director Robyn Nevin and actress Judy Morris talk to Debi Enker about The More Things Change..., a contemporary drama aimed at a neglected slice of the market ....... 35

CAPTAIN OF THE CLOUDS: One of Australia’s most enduring actors, John Hargreaves, discusses his career in theatre, film and television with Gail McCrea.............38

PRODUCTION: A comprehensive round-up of what’s in production in Australia, with special reports on Kangaroo and Tracy, plus our new Barometer, recording feature film and television production in Australia in 1985 .....................................................42

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE THERE’S BRIAN: Fred Harden talks to Brian Bosisto, an innovator whose cranes, camera cars, wind and smoke machines have taken the film industry by storm...........65

FILM REVIEWS: Full-length reviews of Alamo Bay, The Color Purple, Half Life, Jenny Kissed Me, Letter to Brezhnev, Marie, The More Things Change..., Out of Africa, Plenty, Sky Pirates, Wrong World and Year of the Dragon. Plus shorter reviews of all the recent releases .........79

BOOK REVIEWS: Bernardo Bertolucci by Robert Phillip Kolker; Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe by Anthony Summers; The Australian Film Book, 1930-Today by Simon Brand.....................................................86

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Cinema Papers Pty Ltd, Richmond, 96p

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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 #56 March 1986

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