Volume 1, Issue 1 / July 1997

Offscreen is Launched!

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Donato Totaro , – 10-07-97
In a John Ford film, death is inevitably followed by birth in order to propel the reaffirming, regenerating life-cycle; likewise, the same week that saw the death of two cinema icons, Jimmy Stewart and Robert Mitchum, sees the flagship issue of Offscreen.

2) Was what Happened Good?
Donato Totaro , – 10-07-97

After ten plus days of hectic film/video and moving image viewing, the FCMM is over, leaving a year void to be filled in by other film festivals. The point, however, is that none of the other festivals are going to be anything like this one.

3) The Film is the life, Mr. Renfield
Stacey Abbott, – 10-07-97

Within, stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere. He held in his hand an antique silver lamp, in which the flame burned without chi

4) 21st Hong Kong International Film Festival
Peter Rist, – 10-07-97
After wishing to visit the city since childhood, I finally got the opportunity in 1997 to attend what is probably the best of the Asian film festivals and perhaps the finest non-competitive film festival anywhere in the world, the Hong Kong Intern

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