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Cover of Sight & Sound November 1998.

November 1998

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Pulling The Pin On Hal Hartley

Hal Hartley's sixth movie, Henry Fool, is his first to value real emotion over style, argues Ryan Gilbey. Plus London Film Festival highlights: Chris Darke on Radio On (Remix); Nick James on Bullet Ballet, Sheila Johnston on Afterlife; Andy Medhurst on The Opposite of Sex; Jonathan Romney on Eternity and a Day

Dreaming Of Vigo

Jean Vigo lived fast, died young and left behind an exquisite body of films. Michael Temple examines the myth of French cinema's cinéaste maudit, the director of L'Atalante and Zéro de conduite

Every Fuckin' Choice Stinks

Ken Loach is the most often cited influence on young British film­ makers. In all his films, from Kes to his new My Name Is Joe, the route to politics is found through melodrama. By John Hill

A Hungry Eye

Artemisia, a new film about a woman Renaissance artist Artemisia Gentileschi, caused a row in the US because of its distortion of the facts. Does it matter if films about art don't imitate life, asks Griselda Pollock

Books Special

In 'You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet', Andrew Sarris gives his auteurist view of Hollywood history. You've got to admire a guy who's seen this many movies, says Peter Wollen. Plus our quarterly round-up of the latest books

Selected reviews

Reviews in this issue:

  • Air Bud
  • Assignment, The
  • Blade
  • Boys, The
  • Cube
  • Deep Rising
  • Disappearance of Finbar, The
  • Elizabeth
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • For Richer or Poorer
  • Girls Town
  • Governess, The
  • Halloween H20 20 Years Later
  • Henry Fool
  • Hope Floats
  • I Want You
  • Left Luggage
  • Loved
  • Marquise
  • My Name Is Joe
  • Proposition, The
  • Rien ne va plus
  • Snake Eyes
  • Still Crazy
  • Velvet Goldmine
  • Vie rêvée des anges, La
  • Hamam
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