September/October 1981

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Cover: The French Lieutenant's Woman by Harlan Kennedy, and an interview with director Karel Reisz

Features: Body Heat by David Chute, and Lawrence Kasdan interviewed by Dan Yakir

Movie music by Lawrence O'Toole

Rainer Werner Fassbinder by George Morris

Guilty Pleasures by novelist Scott Spencer

Adult movies on tape by David Chute

Two views on the NEA and film funding by Amos Vogel and Bruce Conner

Midsection: The new MGM by Bernard Drew

MGM buys United Artists by Seth Cagin

George Cukor and Jacqueline Bisset interviewed by Joseph McBride and Todd McCarthy

Journals: Sundance by Ann Beattie

Cannes by Richard Corliss

London by Gilbert Adair

New York by Tom Allen

Books: The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo, reviewed by David Chute