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I White Palace ( 18) (Luis Mandoki. US. 1990) Susan Sarandon. James Spader. Kathy Bates. 10?. mins. See review. Glasgow: (‘annon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon. UCI. Strathclyde: l'(‘l (‘lydebank. L7('l East Kilbride.

I Wild Al Heart ( 18) (David Lynch. ['S. 1990) Nicholas Cage. Laura Dern. Diane Ladd. Willem Dafoe. 127 mins. Lynch's much-hyped ('annes prize-winner turns out to be weird and wondrous in itsown way. if not quite as cohesive as the earlier Blue Velvet. ('age and Dcrn are the energetic young lovers on the run. pursued by ultrastrange hitman Dafoe on

a sometimes comic. sometimes disturbing.

trail towards the ultimate rendezvous with Elvis and the Wizard of ()1. Aside from lovingly detailing the pernicious influence . of pop kitsch upon our very conscioiisncss however. the movie isn’t really about anything. even ifit is a helluva trip. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Wild Orchid (Zalman King. LS. 199(1) Mickey Rourke. (‘arrie ()tis. Jacqueline Bisset. 112 mins. More ofthe same from Mr King. the man whose previous offerings have created their ow n sub-genre of Pretentious. Irritating. Softcore Humbug. or PISH as we in the trade call it. This time it's vacuous young innocent ()tis. who is inducted intoa whole new world of simulated sensuality by pcrvs of the week Bisset and Rourke when she goes to close on a property deal in world lambada capital Rio de .laneiro. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Withnail & l ( 15) (Bruce Robinson. [‘K. ; 1987) Paul McGann. Richard Ii. (iranl. Richard Griffiths. 1()7mins.'I‘wo 3 out-of—work actors surviving 196‘) London giro squalor take a break in a picturesque 3 Lake District cottage. where one ofthem 5 suffersthcattentionsoftheageing homosexual owner. Reasonably entertainingBritishcomedywitha

White Palace (18) (Luis Mandoki, US, 1990) Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Kathy Bates, Jason Alexander. 102 mins. James Spader is a yuppie again, and because he’s played the part so often, he’s absolutely perfect in the role. This time; he‘s a young executive in the Midwest with a luxury flat and a wardrobe full otsuits. He also happens

' to be a widower. One night, out

partying with friends, he ends up going into the White Palace burger barto complain about a messed-up order. Behind the counter is a significantly older Susan Sarandon, and the terms are quickly set for a love story across

the years. He's twenty-seven and she's i

forty-three, and to begin with he thinks of it as just a one-night stand. But gradually he finds himself drawn back to her cluttered mess of a house again and again and things start to get very senous.

As a love story, White Palace is contrived and predictable, but it's enjoyable for all that. Where is really scores, though, is in its incisive and very amusing exposure of the usually suppressed class divisions in American society. For most offhe movie, Spader is embarrassed about his relationship with Sarandon and spends a lot of time keeping her out of the way of his workmates and family. The payoff to all this is the long and very funny sequence when the couple finally turn up at his stuck-up folks’ big

mansion, and she gives a good as she gets in the arrogance and humiliation stakes. Lateron, Spaderstarts getting similarly aggressive himself, and comes out with an immortal line about one prim and proper girl who’s taking a keen interest in him: ‘There’s no dust in her dust-buster!‘ he shrieks. The moral

_ H '0» .! I .Sflj-fi offhe film, then? Ifyou want to impress Mr Spader, don‘t hooveryour

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