War and Peace

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Fifth Estate # 79, May 15-28, 1969

Most movies leave us with so little that it probably seems unfair to dump on Sergei Bondarchuk’s film of “War and Peace” simply because it doesn’t leave us with enough. // Share this on…

Miss Jean Brodie

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Fifth Estate # 78, May 1-14, 1969

“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” is not a great movie, but it’s an unusually good one, and maybe Maggie Smith’s performance should really be called great. Her characterization is in the grand manner as modulated and controlled, and yet …

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The Illustrated Man

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Fifth Estate # 77, April 17-30, 1969

There is a tendency to casually dismiss works of science fiction and the supernatural in the arts, as if this type of thinking were just too cheap, too trivial to be bothered with. “2001” was virtually boycotted by the New …

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Monterey Pop

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Fifth Estate # 76, April 3-16, 1969

D.A. Pennebaker’s endlessly fascinating film, “Monterey Pop,” gives us Gracie Slick & The Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Simon & Garfunkle, Janis Joplin, Hugh Masekela, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Otis Redding, The Mamas & the Papas, Canned Heat, Country Joe …

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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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