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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Yellow Submarine

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Fifth Estate # 67, November 28-December 11, 1968

“Once upon a time, or maybe twice, there was an earthly paradise called Pepperland, which existed 80,000 leagues beneath the sea…” And so it was, a land of brilliant color and elegant people and Ming music, with words such as …

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Raymond dumps on film reviewers

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Fifth Estate # 67, November 28-December 11, 1968

Just how do you go about opening a good movie in this town without getting jumped on? Ingmar Bergman’s Hour of the Wolf is the best film to appear in Detroit since his earlier Persona, yet by the time you …

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The Bride Wore Black

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Fifth Estate # 66, November 14-27, 1968

a film review of “The Bride Wore Black” Francois Truffaut’s “The Bride Wore Black” is terrific. Infused with his patented brand of gentle humor, the film is a modern horror story in which lovely Jeanne Moreau goes about methodically murdering …

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The Battle of Algiers

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Fifth Estate # 66, November 14-27, 1968

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Fifth Estate # 82, June 26-July 9, 1969

“The First Time” (Studio-North) When you see “The First Time” you begin to think that this “Graduate” bit is becoming a pretty poor excuse for a movie. This time the striking Jacqueline Bisset has the Mrs. Robinson role, and Wes …

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Shame

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Fifth Estate # 80, May 29-June 11, 1969

When the heroine of Ingmar Bergman’s great movie “Persona” turned on a television set and saw the atrocities of the Vietnam war, we in the audience experienced something close to cultural shock—a medievalist had crossed the time barrier. One of …

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