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David B. Edelstein

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Staking the Wild Vampire

I N THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES of the new Dracula, Frank Langella literally rips out a man's throat, and you

The Beast in All of Us

A LIEN will scare the pus out of you pinball machine. It artlessly fuses Jaws' jaws, Kubrick's 2001 portentousness, and-rather

Ding Dong

J OHN WAYNE died a week ago at the age of 72. He fought a long and courageous battle with

Phantom of the Cinema

T his story begins on a grey morning, about two weeks ago. We decided to journey to Walden Pond, to

Strangely Bland

P EOPLE WILL see the new play Strangers for Bruce Dern, but they'll be surprised at how the stage softens

Nonelectric Trains

T HE MOST EXCITING moment in Michael Crichton's The Great Train Robbery comes during the first 15 minutes of the

Beautiful Music Together

I T WAS A LITTLE LIKE Lopahin buying the cherry orchard--nobody yippeed. When the Corporation named Robert S. Brustein to

Floating Shakespeare

P ETER SELLARS has stroked a bold production of Antony and Cleopatra in the ghostly waters of Adams House Pool,

A Brustein Portrait

Robert Brustein has earned the label "controversial" at Yale, at Harvard, in the American theater--a brilliant scholar who is also

Christmas Movies

I haven't seen very much of the stuff that's going to be around over Christmas, but you haven't either. It's

Friedkin Talks on Brink's Film; Falk and DeLaurentiis Cancel

Director William Friedkin told an audience of 300 last night that he made his latest film, "The Brink's Job" as

Imperfect Despair

S ELF-CONSCIOUS. Dirk Bogarde's Herman Hermann watches every move he makes through an invisible movie camera. He's constantly framed by

Cloning A Disaster

T HE IDEA FOR Ira Levin's The Boys from Brazil is potentially no more idiotic than those which have fueled

A Forced Rescue

Can't we help those poor people? There must be something we can do. My daddy has a boat... --probable excerpt

PANTHER PUREE

I T'S STRANGE, but the Pink Panther is a very controversial animal. Sample a random number of reasonably intelligent people

Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?

Protestors on Mass Ave
Race

Seen and Heard: Harvard's March Through Cambridge

OKWELOGU
Track and Cross Country

Decorated Thrower Looks To Continue Success

Protest
Columns

Reconstruction 3.0