March/April 1979

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Cover: Visconti's Innocence by James McCourt, and a career overview by Donald Lyons

Features: The Academy Awards by Andrew Sarris, with critics picks for the year's race

Milos Forman interviewed by Todd McCarthy

The Deer Hunter by Terry Curtis Fox

Jean Renoir as a teacher by John Bragin

Alfred Hitchcock by David Thomson

W.C. Fields interviewed by Peter W. Kaplan

State funding for European films by Charles Eidsvik

1978 film grosses by Stuart Byron

Documentary and the Flaherty myth by Amos Vogel

Midsection: Movie Palaces by Elliot Stein

Journals: Paris by Gilbert Adair

Los Angeles by Todd McCarthy

Books: Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford, reviewed by Elliot Sirkin; The Magic World of Orson Welles by James Naremore, Orson Welles: Actor and Director by Joseph McBride, and Orson Welles: A Critical View by Andre Bazin, reviewed by Tag Gallagher