October 2000

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#Send In The Clowns

In the 1979 television thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, middle-aged men in darkened rooms plot each other's downfall and bemoan the loss of Empire. Rob White is enthralled.

#Thieves Like Us

Inspired by the music industry's hounding of Napster, Hollywood is preparing for a stand-off with internet video pirates. Danny Birchall assesses its chances. Plus interview with MPAA boss and Barbra Streisand fan Jack Valenti.

Beauty's Slow Fade

The House of Mirth, a sumptuous adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel, marks a triumphant change of direction for Terence Davies. Philip Horne explains its virtues and talks etiquette and music with the director.

The Beat-up Kid

No one divides critics quite like Harmony Korine. But it's his celebrity image the press are obsessed with, not his film-making talents, argues Danny Leigh.

The Man Who Fell To Earth

Werner Herzog drew on a true-life incident for his 1974 film The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser. But its tentative, dreamlike drift shrouds even the most concrete of facts in mystery, argues Jonathan Romney.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

With O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the Coen Brothers take an Odyssean trip to their folk roots. Kevin Jackson approves.

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