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CINEASTE, VOL. XLVI, NO. 1, WINTER 2020

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ARTICLES The Kaufman Cinematic and Literary Universe by Richard Porton Our author deciphers Charlie Kaufman’s new film I’m Thinking of Ending Thingsand his debut novel Antkind, which continue his skewed explorations of the male psyche. 8 God-Awful Sex Thrillers, Sermons, & Vicarious Thrills: In Praise of the American Exploitation Film by Darragh O’Donoghue A new series of Blu-rays of exploitation movies such as Mom and Dad, Unashamed, Reefer Madness, and others, enables our author to recount the history and reassess the reputation of the disreputable genre, its few auteurs, and surprising influence. 18 All Violent on the Western Frontier: Reassessing Two Revisionist Native American Films by Graham Fuller Released in 1970, Ralph Nelson’s Soldier Blueand Arthur Penn’s Little Big Mandepict infamous U.S. Army massacres of Native Americans with an eye toward then-current events and pointed contrasts between white and indigenous cultures. 30

INTERVIEWS The Alternating Current of History: An Interview with Michael Almereyda by Steve Erickson The director of Hamletand Experimenterfinally tackles, in his inimitable way, Tesla, an offbeat biopic whose eccentric subject initially drew him to filmmaking. 4 Telling Stories Between the Frames: An Interview with Ed Lachman by Cynthia Rowell and Emilio Oliveira The Academy Award–nominated cinematographer of films for Todd Haynes, Steven Soderbergh, and Susan Seidelman recalls significant milestones in his long career. 12 Biting the “Forbidden Fruit” of Exploitation Film: An Interview with Bret Wood by Darragh O’Donoghue The confessions of the archival producer of Kino Lorber’s “The Golden Age of the Exploitation Film” series, for whom sex, drugs, and nudity are all in a day’s work. 24 Lost in The Green Fogand Feeling Vertigo: An Interview with Guy Maddin, and Evan and Galen Johnson by Scott MacDonald The collaborators behind The Forbidden Roomhit The Streets of San Francisco(and other TV shows and movies made there) for a celebratory recreation of Hitchcock’s classic. 26 Helen Keller and Untold Histories (Hers and Ours): An Interview with John Gianvito by Jonathan Rosenbaum The director goes beyond the events of The Miracle Worker for Her Socialist Smile, a documentary that sheds light on Keller’s writings and her stance as an avowed socialist. 38

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.CINEASTE.COM Article: Silver Lode: A Western Parable About McCarthyism by Larry Ceplair. Blu-ray Reviews: Buster Keaton’s The Cameramanreviewed by Karen Backstein; H. K. Breslauer’s The City Without Jewsreviewed by Stuart Liebman; David Miller’s Lonely Are the Bravereviewed by T. R. Delapa; Jean Renoir’s Tonireviewed by David Sterritt; Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker’s Town Bloody Hallreviewed by Jonathan Kirshner; Helmut Käutner’s Black Gravel reviewed by Robert Kohen. Book Reviews: LGBTQ Film Festivals: Curating Queernessreviewed by Matthew Hays and Visions of Avant-Garde Film: Polish Cinematic Experiments from Expressionism to Constructivismreviewed by Stuart Liebman. On the Cover: Jessie Buckley in Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

FILM REVIEWS The Personal History of David Copperfield Reviewed by Graham Fuller .......................42 Epicentro Reviewed by Megan Feeney........................44 Martin Eden Reviewed by Imogen Sara Smith................46 Waiting for the Barbarians Reviewed by Page Laws...............................48 Boys State Reviewed by Mary F. Corey..........................50 First Cow Reviewed by Robert Koehler............................52

HOME VIDEO REVIEWS The Lady Eve Reviewed by Catherine Russell...................54 Come and See Reviewed by Stuart Liebman......................56 Christ Stopped at Eboli Reviewed by Chris Shields.........................58 Tender Mercies Reviewed by David Sterritt..........................60 The War of the Worlds Reviewed by Robert Cashill.........................62 Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment Reviewed by Michael Sandlin.....................63 Staff Recommendations: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Colonel Redl, The Cranes Are Flying, CzechMate: In Search of JiříMenzel, and Taste of Cherry Reviewed by Cineaste Editors.....................66

BOOK REVIEWS Manny Farber: Paintings and Writings Reviewed by Adrian Martin........................67 The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood—and America—Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Reviewed by Kevin Canfield........................68 Letters from Hollywood: 1977–2017 Reviewed by Jonathan Rosenbaum...........70 Unsettled Scores: Politics, Hollywood, and the Film Music of Aaron Copland & Hanns Eisler and Aaron Copland’s Hollywood Film Scores Reviewed by Frank K. DeWald....................71 Chantal Akerman Retrospective Handbook Reviewed by Sandy Flitterman-Lewis........72 Lucrecia Martel Reviewed by Giovanni Marchini Camia.....74 What Price Hollywood?: Gender and Sex in the Films of George Cukor Reviewed by Christoph Huber....................75 Phoenix Reviewed by Jaimey Fisher.........................77

DEPARTMENTS Editorial...........................................1 Letters..................................................3 Index to Cineaste, Vol. XLV..................25 Contributors................................................53 Errata for Cineaste, Fall 2020...................78 Short Takes.................................................80

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