October 2003

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#Border Control

Once upon a Time in Mexico is Robert Rodriguez's homage to Sergio Leone. Edward Buscombe explores the mix of myth and modernity in Westerns set south of the border.


Charlie Chaplin is 20th-century cinema's most enduring icon and most exacting auteur. And he's funny. S&S asked film-makers and critics including Woody Allen, Rowan Atkinson, Baz Luhrmann, Nick Park and Slavoj Zizek what Chaplin means to them.

Turning On A Dime

As volume one of Kill Bill is released, Quentin Tarantino tells Mark Olsen how he gets his audience just where he wants them and why he makes movies in his head.

Darkness Falls

Michael Haneke's Time of the Wolf imagines a post-apocalyptic world whose survivors struggle to rebuild society. It's not science fiction, the director tells Nick James.

24 Hour Party People

Bright Young Things, Stephen Fry's adaptation of Vile Bodies, teases out the salacious undercurrents in Evelyn Waugh's world of reckless uncertainty, argues David Jays.

Other Features This Issue

Paul Merton on why the fat man always gets kicked up the arse. Simon Louvish on the music-hall tradition where Chaplin learned to play the Tramp. Christopher Turner on how Chaplin partied with Buñuel, Sartre and Picasso.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Le Chignon d'Olga

Le Chignon d'Olga is a subtle tale of grief, first love and erotic obsession. By Philip Kemp.

Reviews in this issue:

  • American Pie: The Wedding
  • Blind Spot
  • Film of the Month: Le Chignon d'Olga
  • Confidence
  • Cypher
  • Le Divorce
  • Double Whammy
  • Food of Love
  • Gerry
  • Jeepers Creepers II
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider The Cradle of Life
  • The Man of the Year
  • The Man Who Sued God
  • The Most Fertile Man in Ireland
  • Petites Coupures
  • Piglet's Big Movie
  • Rivers and Tides
  • Rugrats Go Wild
  • Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas
  • Spy Kids 3D Game Over
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tears of the Sun
  • Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines
  • Vendredi soir
  • Veronica Guerin
  • What a Girl Wants
  • Young Adam
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