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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

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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

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Ding Dong

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

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Phantom of the Cinema

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

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Strangely Bland

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

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Nonelectric Trains

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

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Beautiful Music Together

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

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Floating Shakespeare

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

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A Brustein Portrait

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

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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

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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

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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

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Cloning A Disaster

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

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A Forced Rescue

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

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PANTHER PUREE

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

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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression

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Saudade, or Nostalgia