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FOCUS ON FILM

- First and last issue: 1970-1981
- Absorbed by FILMS & FILMING in 1981.
- Published by Tantivy Press

Quarterly
Magazine
from
London
United Kingdom

Ceased publication
Last updated:
30 October 2011

Special thanks for this page goes to:
Garry Malvern
Harry
Mike
Pierre Greenfield
CONTENTS: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 GALLERIES: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 All DATABASE INFO
37 listed issue(s)
Completed listing

Issue 37
March 1981

Top Ten 1980 (lists by Mansel Stimpson, Tony Watts, John Preston, Pat Billings, Scott Eyman, Michael Dwyer, Douglas McVay, Philip Strick, Mark Spratt, Allen Eyles, Mari Kuttna, Michael Darvell, David McGillivray, William K. Everson, Peter Rambridge, Geoff Brown, Danny Peary, John Baxter, David Moore, Jeffrey Richards, David Meeker, Dave Watterson, Peter Cowie, Barrie Macdonald, Jack Babuscio, Andrew Nickolds, James Cameron-Wilson, Marcus Eavis, Ramsey Campbell, Carmie Amata, Derek Elley, Julian Petley, Patrick McGilligan, F. Maurice Speed, Tony Sloman, Ken Wlaschin, Peter Haigh, Adrian Turner, Stuart Rosenthal, Lorenzo Codelli); Feiffer and Popeye (article by Patrick McGilligan); Steve McQueen: The Under-Achiever (article by Scott Eyman); Steve McQueen: The Outsider (article by Derek Elley); Steve McQueen Biography and Filmography (compiled by Derek Elley); Virginia Mayo (interviewed by Danny Peary, with filmography by Allen Eyles); Union Cinemas (article by Allen Eyles); Book Reviews: including reviews of "Charmed Lives" by Michael Korda and "David O. Selznick's Hollywood" by Ron Haver.


Issue 36
1980

Special Issue: The 1970s.
Actors Directing (article by Patrick McGilligan); Rough Justice (article on "vigilante" films by Julian Petley); Horror In The Family (article by Tony Williams); Mainly About Musicals (article by Douglas McVay); Against Altman (article by Scott Eyman); The Heroic Vision (article by Jeffrey Richards); French Cinema In The 70s (article by Martyn Auty); Lean Times For Old-Timers (article by Allan Hunter); Discoveries Of The 70s (article on archive films by William K. Everson); Vanished Cinemas (article by Allen Eyles); Book Reviews: including "The International Film Encyclopedia" by Ephraim Katz; "The Films In My Life" by Francois Truffaut; and "Front And Centre" by John Houseman.


Issue 35
April 1980

Alan Parker Interview (with Bobbi Leigh Zito); Profile: Dustin Hoffman (article by Carrie Armata);
A Studio History: Films Of Enterprise (article by Allen Eyles);
Revival: LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (review article by Douglas McVay);
Old Before Her Time: Beulah Bondi (career article by Anthony Slide);
On 16mm.: THE GREAT McGINTY (review article by Allen Eyles);
Cinemas: The Futurist, Birmingham (by Ray Seaton); The Granada, Clapham Junction (by Allen Eyles);
Book Reviews: including "Journey Down Sunset Boulevard" by Adrian Turner and Neil Sinyard; "As Time Goes By" by Howard Koch; "The Warner Brothers Story" by Clive Hirschhorn; and many others.


Issue 34
1979



Issue 33
August 1979

Schrader's Inferno (Paul Schrader interviewed by Saul Kahan); John Carradine (interviewed by Danny Peary); Both Sides Of The Question: Otto Preminger interviewed by Fr. Gene Phillips;Gracie Fields, The Lancashire Brittania (article by Jeffrey Richards); In Praise Of Jean Simmons (article by Douglas McVay); Cinemas: The Odeon, Southport (article by Allen Eyles); Book Reviews: including "The Movie Brats" by Michael Pye and Lynda Miles, "The War, The West And The Wilderness" by Kevin Brownlow and "The Actor's Life" by Charlton Heston.


Issue 32
April 1979

On MAGIC And Other Movies: Burgess Meredith (interviewed by Allen Eyles); Writing For The Movies: Casey Robinson (interviewed by Joel Greenberg); Sherlock Holmes: A Case For Further Research (article by Paul Leggett); Lubitsch: The American Silent Films (article by Douglas McVay); On 16mm: HANGMEN ALSO DIE (review article by Julian Petley); WHERE SINNERS MEET and OUR BETTERS (review article by Jeffrey Richards); My Nottingham Venture: Recalling A Cinema Development of 1921 (article by R.H. Dewes); And A Survivor: The Capitol, Aberdeen (article by Michael Thomson); Book Reviews: including "Hitch" by John Russell Taylor and "Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be" by Simone Signoret.


Issue 31
1978



Issue 30
1978



Issue 29
1978



Issue 28
1977



Issue 27
1977



Issue 26
1977



Issue 25
1976



Issue 24
1976



Issue 23
1975



Issue 22
1975



Issue 21
1975



Issue 20
1975



Issue 19
1974



Issue 18
1974



Issue 17
1974



Issue 16
1973



Issue 15
1973



Issue 14
1973



Issue 13
1973



Issue 12
1972



Issue 11
1972



Issue 10
1972



Issue 9
1972



Issue 8
1971



Issue 7
1971

Reviews: UNMAN, WITTERING AND ZIGO (with filmographies for David Hemmings and Geoffrey Unsworth); A GUNFIGHT (with filmographies for Kirk Douglas and Karen Black); THE HUNTING PARTY (with filmogrqaphy for Oliver Reed); THE ANDERSON TAPES (with filmography for Ralph Meeker); CARNAL KNOWLEDGE (with filmography for Candice Bergen); Henry Hathaway Interview (with Rui Nogueira); Hathaway's Films (article by Kingsley Canham, with filmography); Writing For The Movies: Wendell Mayes (interview by Rui Nogueira); Rolan Brown: Notes On A Blighted Career (article by Don Miller); Discovery: THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (review article by Tom Milne); Writing The Movie (article by DeWitt Bodeen); Book Reviews: including biographies of Irving Thalberg, John Wayne and Gary Cooper and a study of Satyajit Ray;16mm. Round-up; Focus On Sponsored Cinema (article by Julia Palau).


Issue 6
1971



Issue 5
1970



Issue 4
1970



Issue 3
1970

Reviews; THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? (with filmographies for Sydney Pollack, James Poe, Philip Lathrop, Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Gig Young and Red Buttons); THE MOLLY MAGUIRES (with filmographies for Martin Ritt, Walter Bernstein, James Wong Howe, Tambi Larsen, Richard Harris, Sean Connery and Samantha Eggar); PATTON (with filmographies for Franklin Schaffner, Jerry Goldsmith, George C. Scott and Karl Malden); PAN WOLODYJOWSKI (aka COLONEL WOLDODYJOWSKI; with filmographies for Jerzy Hoffman, Jerzy Lipman, Tadeusz Lomnicky, Daniel Olbrychski, Magdalena Zawadzka and Barbara Brylska); Lon Chaney, Man Of A Thousand Faces (article with filmography by DeWitt Bodeen); Margaret Hamilton: A Wonderful Witch Of Oz (article with filmography by Jeanne Stein); Suzanne Pleshette: The Lady Has Talent (article by Douglas McVay, with filmography by Allen Eyles); Books on British Cinema (by Anthony Slide); Science Fiction on 16mm. (by John Baxter).


Issue 2
1970

Reviews: SHINJO TEN NO AMJIMA (aka DOUBLE SUICIDE; with filmographies for Masahiro Shinoda, Monzaemon Chikamatsu, Tore Takamitsu and Shima Iwashita); SERDSE MATERI (aka HEART OF A MOTHER; with filmography for Mark Donskoi); GAILY, GAILY (aka CHICAGO, CHICAGO; with filmographies for Norman Jewison, Ben Hecht,Richard Kline, Robert Boyle, Robert Boyle, Ralph Winters, Henry Mancini, Beau Bridges, Melina Mercouri, Brian Keith, Hume Cronyn and George Kennedy); James Mason (interviewed by Rui Noguiera, with filmography by Allen Eyles); Hollywood And The Indian (article by Robert Larkins); Discovery: THUNDERBOLT (article by Claire Johnston); Books on Russian Cinema (by Neil Kirk and Mike Wallington); Russian films on 16mm. (by Peter Cowie); American Comedy on 16mm., Part Two (by Allen Eyles).


Issue 1
1970

Reviews: TRUE GRIT (with filmographies for Henry Hathaway, Lucien Ballard, Elmer Bernstein, John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Robert Duvall and Strother Martin); MA NUIT CHEZ MAUD (with filmographies for Eric Rohmer, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Francoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault and Antoine Vitez); "In A Dirty Glass": A Tribute To Bob Hope (article by Douglas McVay, with filmography by Jeanne Stein); Fusspot and Fortune's Fool: Edward Everett Horton (article with filmography by Jeanne Stein); On The Way Up: Tuesday Weld (article with filmography by Tom Milne); Discovery: THE SLIPPERY PEARLS (article by Antony Slide); Books on American comedy (reviewed by Gillian Hartnoll); American comedy on 16mm (reviewed by Allen Eyles).

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