Number 28 Autumn 1999
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Film

AUTHENTICITY, MIMICRY, INDUSTRY: THE FRIGHTENERS AS CULTURAL PALIMPSEST Rebecca Robinson investigates Peter Jackson’s first homegrown American movie. 2

CANADIAN SNOW Martin Rumsby considers the films of Canada’s leading visual artist, Michael Snow, within the context of the Canadian experimental film scene. 10

THE GENDERED SUBLIME IN MEMORY AND DESIRE Jane Sayle examines Niki Caro’s film and the Peter Wells short story it is based on in relation to notions of the sublime and questions of identity. 17

NOTES ON A FILM THAT WILL NEVER BE MADE by Martin Rumsby. 24

Performance
JACOB AND THE ANGEL PART 2: Some Notes on Travel, Performance, Writing and the Machine John Downie concludes his reflections and observations prompted by travel in the northern hemisphere. 26

STABS AT BATS John Downie looks at two productions which came out of the STAB initiative at Bats Theatre – Bystander by Duncan Sarkies and The Abbatoir by Under Lily’s Balcony – and one which didn’t – Flood by Jealous. 36

Interviews
COLLECTING LIGHT AND MOVEMENT: Lawrence McDonald talks to Jean-Michel Bouhours, curator of film at the Centre Pomidou about his work and his project on the films of Man Ray. 42

MOUTH WIDE OPEN: Russell Campbell talks to Jonathan Dennis about his documentary on pioneering New Zealand film maker Edwin Coubray. 44

Report
9TH AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND HISTORY AND FILM CONFERENCE: Report by Harriet Margolis. 48

Reviews
THE KARAOKES: Terry Urbahn's touring exhibition, reviewed by Aaron Lister. 50

INTERDIGITATE 98 Julianne Sumich reviews the biennial live performance and videowall event. 54