Uploaded 25 April, 2011.
This issue pays tribute to Blake Edwards (1922 – 2010) by republishing some of most important essays and interviews to have appeared on Edwards over the past 50 years. These include articles by Peter Lehman and William Luhr, Andrew Sarris, Myron Meisel, Alain Masson, Dave Kehr, Charles Barr and many more.
Adieu, Mr Edwards.
“The China Film”: Madame Chiang Kai-shek in Hollywood by Jane ParkTokens of Exchange, or The Cook, The Thief, The Wife and Lover: Marginal Asian Characters in 1920s Australian Cinema by Olivia KhooWorking Within the System: An Interview with Gerry O’Hara by Wheeler Winston DixonTwo Channels, Two Truths: Reporting the Iraq War in Control Room by Ursula Boser‘Give It a Go You Apes’: Relations Between the Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals, and the Early Australian Film Industry (1954–1970) by Cathy Hope and Adam Dickerson
A tribute to Blake Edwards
Introduction to Reprints of Two Essays on Blake Edwards by Peter Lehman and William LuhrDetecting, Defecting & Whistling in the Dark: The Films of Blake Edwards by William Luhr and Peter Lehman“Crazy World Full of Crazy Contradictions”, Blake Edwards’ Victor/Victoria by William Luhr and Peter LehmanOn Blake Edwards by Myron MeiselThe Bitter Essence of Blake Edwards by Andrew SarrisSophisticated Naturalism by Jean-Francois HauduroyRidicule and Panic: On Blake Edwards by Alain MassonBlake Edwards, Switch, and the Price of a New Man by Adrian MartinTopping the Topper: Blake Edwards by Raffaele CaputoStrange Bodies: On The Great Race by Serge DaneyThe Party by Charles BarrYou Can’t Keep A Good Auteur Down / Cruel To Be Kind by Dave KehrThe Party by Kimberly Lindbergs
Classics and Re-runs
China’s New “Women’s Cinema” by Chris Berry
Ford At Fox Part 3b by Bill RouttFilms by Gordon Ball (dvd review) by Wheeler Winston DixonBroken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento, Maitland McDonagh by Alexia KannasIrving Thalberg: Boy Wonder to Producer Prince, Mark A. Vieira by Anthony McKennaLost in Translation: Orientalism, Cinema, and the Enigmatic Signifier, Homay King by Belinda SmaillFilm Violence: History, Ideology, Genre, James Kendrick by Craig FrostThe Last Silent Picture Show: Silent Films on American Screens in the 1930s, William M. Drew by Jan-Christopher HorakNew Korean Cinema: Breaking the Waves, Darcy Paquet by Emily AshmanHidden Talent: The Emergence of Hollywood Agents, Tom Kemper by James LyonsBritish Culture and Society in the 1970s: The Lost Decade, Laurel Forster and Sue Harper (eds) by Kevin M. FlanaganCasablanca: Movies and Memory, Marc Augé (Translated and with an Afteword by Tom Conley) by Lan Xuan LeEnglish Filming, English Writing, Jefferson Hunter by Michael FlemingCalling All Cars: Radio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing, Kathleen Battles by Sue TurnbullThe Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia, James M. Welsh, Gene D. Phillips, and Rodney F. Hill (eds) by Tony FonsecaBéla Balázs: Early Film Theory – Visible Man and The Spirit of Film, (Edited by Erica Carter, Translated by Rodney Livingstone) by Tyson NamowIdols of Modernity: Movie Stars of the 1920s, Patrice Petro (ed.) by Wheeler Winston DixonWake in Fright, Tina Kaufman by Gabrielle MurrayNeo-Noir, Mark Bould, Kathrina Glitre, and Greg Tuck (eds.). by Tony WilliamsSecond Takes: Critical Approaches to the Film Sequel, Carolyn Jess-Cooke and Constantine Verevis (eds.) by Kathleen LoockOn Michael Haneke, Brian Price and John David Rhodes (editors) by Josh Nelson