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Cover of Sight & Sound January 1998.

January 1998

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Night Fever

Boogie Nights examines the well- endowed and the self-deluded in the 70s porn industry. Director Paul Thomas Anderson talks to Gavin Smith about his fascination with hardcore's performers

Recipe For A Dust-up

British television is "more than ever living in the past" argues This Life producer Tony Garnett. We publish his barnstorming speech to the Drama Forum

The James Gang

Is Henry James really unfilmable? The new The Wings of the Dove inspires Philip Horne to study the form of Jamesian directors, from François Truffaut to Jane Campion

It Will Be Worth It

Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinéma is a 20-year project, surrounded by confusion, much of it created by the director himself. Michael Temple blows away some of the clouds

Cinephile Nation

As Korea's economy has suffers a 'national humiliation', Korean film-makers are finding new ways to fund their new wave. Tony Rayns reports from Seoul, Pusan and Puchon

T For Tears

Liese Spencer sniffs her way through emotion pictures, from Marion Davies in Show People to Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Selected reviews

Reviews in this issue:

  • Boogie Nights
  • Def Jam's How to Be a Player
  • Devil's Advocate, The
  • End of Violence, The
  • Frisk
  • Further Gesture, A
  • George of the Jungle
  • Hard Eight
  • Home Alone 3
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Incognito
  • Kissed
  • Lilies
  • Persons Unknown
  • Starship Troopers
  • Trial and Error
  • Wings of the Dove, The
  • Winter Guest, The
  • Devil's Island
  • Full Contact
  • Kitchen
  • My Mother's Courage
  • Pretty Village Pretty Flame
  • Prince Valiant
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