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AMERICAN FILM
Film, Video And Television Arts
Monthly Magazine from New York ,United States
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1975-1992
- Originally published by AFI (American Film Institute). From 1988 by Billboard Publications Ltd.
- Monthly. 66 colour pages.
- For previous issues see DIALOGUE ON FILM.
- Published by American Film Institute (AFI)

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CONTENTS: 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 All GALLERIES: 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 All

Issue 133
December 1988
Dustin Hoffman, Stephen Frears, 'Mississippi Burning', TV movies, director Martha Coolidge interview.


Issue 132
November 1988
Steve Martin 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrel', How Hollywood fixed an election, Julien Temple rock video whiz, The Kennedys, Hilary Henkin, 'A Dangerous Life', director Ivan Passer interview.


Issue 131
October 1988
Jodie Foster, Yoko Ono & John Lennon 'Imagine', David Cronenberg 'Dead Ringers', Martin Scorsese, Willem Dafoe, entertainment lawyers discussion, Haskell Wexler interview.


Issue 130
September 1988
Clint Eastwood, director Paul Schrader, Marcel Ophuls interview, American flops-European Hits, 'Running on Empty', Black comedians and their roles, 'Shame', Adrian Lyne interview.


Issue 129
July/August 1988
Debra Winger, Paintings of Davis Cone, Robert Zemeckis, The Jewish problem, 'Eight Men Out', 'Boyfriends and Girlfriends', James Dearden ' Pascali's Island', Frank Sinatra on tape, Steven Bochco interview.


Issue 128
June 1988
Francis Coppola, Wim Wenders, agent Jeremy Zimmer, Garth Drabinsky, 'Call me Madame', 'The Commissar', A guide to political discourse TV-talk-show-style, Steven Spielberg interview.


Issue 127
May 1988
LILY TOMLIN In this issue: All Of Her - In the mainstream yukster Big Business, Lily Tomlin defies genre and gender to concentrate on the human comedy. Hollywood And It's Discontents - Broadway's golden boy goes out West. Broadcast Blues - When CBS News executives challenged "The A-Team" with a news show, they learned the true meaning of Nielsen. Bombs Away - They say you're only as good as your last movie, yet some of the biggest names in Hollywood have made some of the biggest flops. Focus: White Mischief - The sun sets on the British Empire - In this black comedy aboutcolonial Africa. Focus: Who Killed Vincent Chin - Japan-bashing turns murderous in Motor City Dialogue On Film: Percy Adlon - Bagdad Cafe, the latest film from the German director of Sugarbaby, takes a long gentle look at America. Preservation: Some Enchanted Evenings - If dance is the most perishable art, television runs a close second. The restoration of Fred Astaire's acclaimed TV specials gives new life to both. Close-Up: Shawn Slovo - The personal is the political for this screenwriter, daughter of South Africa's most famous white radicals.


Issue 126
April 1988
Gary Oldman, 'Track', CBS '48 Hours', black film artists, Ed Pressman, 'The Wizards of Speed and Time', Douglas Sirk, Vincente Minnelli films, Tony Bill interview.


Issue 125
March 1988
AFI Life Achievement Award Winner JACK LEMMON In this issue: The Old Gringo - With The Milagro Beanfield War, Robert Redford takes on a byzantine novel about Latino culture, bad weather, and an army of character actors. Who says Redford always plays it safe. Jack Of All Trades - Jack Lemmon has done it all - acting, directing, producing - and won two Oscars along the way. Plus, he's survived a fickle Hollywood for over thirty years. Nuts - Ace screenwriter Jay Presson Allen returns to television to produce 'Hothouse', a show about a psychiatric clinic where the shrinks can be as neurotic as their patients. Back In The USSR - An inside look at glasnost in action by the head of the Soviet Filmmakers Union. Blonde On Blonde - A love letter for Melanie Griffith Focus: Beatrice - Betrand Tavernier's latest look back in anguish. Focus: The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On - A banzai film from Japan throws darts at the emperor. Dialogue On Film: Stirling Silliphant - The Oscar-winning screenwriter is a consumate craftsman. Here he tells how to keep the bankable scripts coming. Off The Set: Revenge Of The Nerd - Producer Paul Maslansky was just another Hollywood schlepper - until Police Academy. Four sequels and millions of dollars later, everyone in town takles his calls. Behind The Scenes: True Colors - Sure, Dennis Hopper's on screen and off drugs. But can he still direct? Flashback: The Paper Chase - On a roll - in one way, at least. Viewfinder: Wars Of The World - In the nuclear age, do science-fiction fantasies - like the author's new film, Light Years - provide an escape from reality?


Issue 124
January/February 1988
STREEP AND NICHOLSON: MAKING IRONWEED In this issue: (Re)Creating Ironweed - The author likens adapting novels for the screen to self-amputation. But sometimes the operation is a success. Bright Lights, Camera, Action - You're not eh kind of novelist who imagines himself on a movie set, see, but you want the film version of your book done right ... Jay McInerney and James Bridges talk about Bright Lights, Big City. Private Eye - When people talk, Errol Morris listens - the better to create his deadpan, offbeat documentaries. The Thin Blue Line, an investigation of a Texas crime, may be his breakthrough. Who's On Next - Ten people to watch in the coming year. Daniel's Day - Daniel Day-Lewis can transform himself from a working-class brat into an aristocratic snob in an instant. His newest films should move the quirky British actor into the mainstream. Focus: Au Revoir les Enfants - Louis Malle's new film, suffused with grief. Focus: Television - Fifty years wandering throught the vast wasteland. Dialogue On Film: Alan Parker - "It's not my job to make you comfortable in the cinema", says the director of Midnight Express and Angel Heart. Behind The Scenes: Class Act - School Daze, the new film from the director of She's Gotta Have It, takes an unorthodox look at black student life - and some folks aren't too happy about that. Viewfinder: White Wash - Bathed in liberal sentiment, Sir Richard Attenborough's Cry Freedom offers one-dimensional characters and astonishingly simplistic politics.

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