Joanna

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Fifth Estate # 75, March 20-April 2, 1969

In an issue of Esquire magazine of a year or so ago, a brace of famous writers suggested that the ’60s have been too long with us, and that we hereby declare them at an end and devote the next …

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Grazie, Zia

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Fifth Estate # 75, March 20-April 2, 1969

The work that’s being done by the new Italian cinema continues to amaze me, and the latest entry proves no exception. // Share this on…

The Queen

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Fifth Estate # 72, February 6 - 19, 1969

Was it really only ten years ago that Main Resnais shocked the world by graphically demonstrating that lovers do not always wear pajamas to bed? // Share this on…

China is Near

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Fifth Estate # 72, February 6 - 19, 1969

A new and exciting group of directors has appeared in the Italian cinema over the past four or five years. Its two most promising members are Marco Bellocchio and Bernardo Bertolucci. // Share this on…

Last of ’68

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Fifth Estate # 70, January 9-22, 1969

Every Christmas season, the movie market is positively flooded with the year-end glut of new releases, and 1968 proved no exception. // Share this on…

Candy: doesn’t make it

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Fifth Estate # 70, January 9-22, 1969

“Candy” must be the world’s first avant-garde Gallop poll movie; there’s something for everybody… dirty old men, freaks, sadists, mom and dad, the kiddies, and homosexuals. The director, Christian Marquand, started out with a fool-proof formula guaranteed to appeal to …

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Negatives: “suggestions of the unspeakable”

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Fifth Estate # 69, December 26, 1968-January 8, 1969

Remember “Mademoiselle,” the Tony Richardson-Jean Genet collaboration in which lovely Jeanne Moreau raced around the French countryside in stiletto heels heaping destruction on a poor little town, and all because of sexual repression? Then there was Jules Dassin’s 10:30 p.m. …

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Faces: “jolting & powerful”

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Fifth Estate # 69, December 26, 1968-January 8, 1969

John Cassavetes’ “Faces,” currently at the Studio North, is the best American American movie since “Bonnie & Clyde” or “The Graduate.” By that I mean that this movie could not have been made outside of the United States and still …

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Zita

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Fifth Estate # 68, December 12-25, 1968

Six years ago, Robert Enrico directed the award-winning “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” This short film told of a condemned man during the Civil War who, seconds before he is about to be hanged, fantasizes his escape. Enrico’s current …

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Romeo and Juliet—Hagbard and Signe

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Fifth Estate # 68, December 12-25, 1968

The biggest mistake in bringing Shakespeare to the screen is to construct some sort of stone effigy to him. But France Zeffirelli’s film production of “Romeo & Juliet,” at the Studio 8, pulsates with a life all its own. // …

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