Number 36 Winter 2004
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Front Cover: Frodo (Elijah Wood) in Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King. Still courtesy of Roadshow.
Film

CYCLONES, SEDUCTION, AND THE MIDDLE MIND: THE RETURN OF THE KING by John Downie. 2 READ ONLINE


ANCHOR ME IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR DEEP BLUE SEA: GAYLENE PRESTON, PERFECT STRANGERS AND AMBIVALENT ROMANCE
by Bruce Babbington. 12


A NEW LANGUAGE OF DESIRE: PERFECT STRANGERS AND IN THE CUT
by John Downie. 16


ONE FINE DAY: REFLECTIONS ON PERFECT STRANGERS
by Helen Francis. 20

Telecom New Zealand International Film Festival 2004

The 31st Welington Film Festival runs from July 19 to August 4.
The 34th Auckland Film Festival runs from July 12 to July 26.

In this special section three writers preview a total of 13 films from this year's Festivals. Claire McCormick looks at The Python; Somersault; Mister V; and Free Radicals. Campbell Walker on Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring; In Your Hands; Twenty Nine Palms; and Free Radicals. And Lawrence McDonald looks at Dame La Mano; Rhythm Is It!; Festival Express; Ramones: End of the Century; and Metallica: Some Kind of Monster. 23

Performance

ISSUES IN P I WOMEN'S THEATRE: FRANGIPANI PERFUME AND VULA by David O'Donnell. 32

CHANGING, LYING, REINVENTING: TURBULENT FLUX by Michael Brown. 36

AN EXAMINATION OF ISSUES IN PHYSICAL THEATRE PRACTICE: THE OVERCOAT AND ANIMAL FARM by Bronwyn Tweedle. 39

ONE NOTE AT A TIME: RANDOM THOUGHTS ON MAKING WORK by John Cousins. 42

Shorter Reviews

Laurence Simmons on Picturing Pasolini, at the Moving Image Centre, Auckland. 45

Emily Cormack on Mediarena: Contemporary Art From Japan at Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth. 46

Judith Dale on For Good. 49

Amanda Yates on DisPLAY. 51