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6L Emenc Pressburger. UK. 1943) Wendy Hiller. Roger Livesey. Finlay Currie. Pamela Brown. Nancy Price. 9l mins. Beautifully shot in black and white. this is an intriguing comedy romance with dark undertones. in which the young. confident Ms Hiller sets out to marry her rich but elderly fiance in the Hebrides. but falls instead for Livesey's sexy young naval officer. The visual symbols. all drawn from the islands' natural landscape. underline the story‘s deeper resonances. Edinburgh: Royal Museum.

I II The line Of Fire (15) (Wolfgang Petersen. US. I993) Clint Eastwood. John Malkovich. Rene Russo. I28 mins. A Secret Service veteran in the twilight of his career is haunted by the Kennedy assassination. so when a former government killer threatens the life of the current President. he vows now ensure history won't repeat itself. Lavish action scenes don't detract from the film's crucial emotional core as Petersen delivers the best mainstream Hollywood movie in years. General release.

I Jason and The Argonauts (U) (Don Chaffey. UK. 1964) Todd Armstrong. Nancy Kovack. Gary Raymond. 103 mins. Totally brill adventure yarn as our hero Jason sets out to retrieve the legendary golden fleece and is helped by a number of the gods an Olympus along the way. Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion effects remain among the best of his career. most notably the final conflict with an army of skeletal soldiers. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Johnm Suede (IS) (Tom DiCillo. US. I991) Brad Pitt. Richard Boes. Catherine Keener. Nick Cave. 97 mins. Already a cult item on home turf. DiCilIo's debut is a contemporary morality tale centring on a would-be rockstar. whose musical and hairstyle inspiration is Ricky Nelson. Wryly funny look at an absurd world contains some excellent cameo performances from Keener as his instructive girlfriend and Cave as a platinum pompadoured rocker. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I .lurassic Park (PG) (Steven Spielberg. US. I993) Sam Neill. Laura Dern. Jeff Goldblum. A group of scientists are invited to give their approval to a theme park filled with genetically engineered dinosaurs. but the giant reptiles are soon running amok. Unsurpassed computer effects ensure that the dinosaurs themselves are terrifyineg believable (moreso than the PG certificate would suggest). but by the halfway point. it's more or less a chase movie with superior technology. General release.

I Re: (PG) (Ken Loach. UK. I969) David Bradley. Lynne Perrie. Colin Welland. Brian

Glover. 109 mins. In the run-down industrial north. a young boy learns some harsh lessons about life from the fate of his pet bird. Classic piece of British realism which showed that Loach's television work could transfer to the big screen. A very humane sense of humour leavens what is in effect a tale of some desolation. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I l I! For The Way You loelt(18) A selection of four lesbian shorts - the first. which gives the programme its title. looks at gossip. rumour and

Dolly Parton; Jumping The Gun is a comic look at the morning after a one-night stand; Annie features the unique Annie Sprinkle: and Stand On Your Man examines the country & western lesbian style. Showing as part of Glasgayl. Glasgow: GFT.

I Lacenaire (IS) (Francis Girod. France. I990) Daniel Auteuil. Jean Poiret. Jacques Weber. I35 mins. The marvellous Auteuil plays infamous thief and rascal Pierre-Francois Lacenaire. whose exploits scandalised a nation. An engrossing character portrait. French Film Festival. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The land Before Time (U) (Don Bluth. US. 1989) 86 mins. Latest animated feature from Disney graduate Bluth follows the fortunes of orphaned Brontosaurus Littlefoot. who loses his mum to the claws of a nasty Tyrannosaurus Rex betore teaming up With a gang ot similarly parentless wee dinos to undertake the hazardous journey across country to the safety of the Great Valley. Classically drawn and chockful of edifying moral lessons. this is solid entertainment perfectly tailored to the demands of its target audience of very young children.

Edinburgh: MGM. I lamence 0t Arabia (PG) (David Lean. UK.

1962) Peter O'Toole. Alec Guinness. Jack Hawkins. Omar Shan'f. 222 mins. Lean‘s mammoth desert epic. restored to its director's original cut and the big screen. where film- making on this scale belongs. O'Toole's debut as the enigmatic adventurer still impresses. but apart from the majestic action sequences. it's the disturbing sense of clinical and cold-blooded

violence hanging over the highly literate characterisation that today seems especially

striking. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I louie infant ltoi (IS) (Roger Planchon.

France. I993) Carmen Maura. Paolo Graziosi.

Maxime Mansion. 160 mins. Set amid the

splendour and intrigue of I7th century France.

this big budget epic charts the fonnative years of Sun King Louis XIV. A colourful. chaotic view

of an adult world through the eyes of a child. French Film Festival. Glasgow: GFT‘. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Mad no. And Glory (IS) (John McNaughton. US. I992) Robert De Niro. Bill Murray. Uma Thurman. 97 mins. After saving the life of a loan shark. a cop is ‘given' a beautiful barmaid for a week: but when he falls for her. he has to fight for his love. Casting the major stars against type works well in a film that is at times disconcerting but consistenly enjoyable. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Matte In America (l2) (Richard Benjamin. US. 1993) Whoopi Goldberg. Ted Danson. Will Smith. I 11 mins. When eighteen-year-old Zora

raids the spemi bank's computer files to find her daddy. she uncovers a mix-up that brought her

radical African-American mother and a crass

cowboy car salesman together in a test tube.

Completely unfunny ‘romantic comedy' that is undoubtedly one of the worst films of recent years. Fife: Adam Smith.

I Map of the m "m ( IS) (Vincent Ward.

5 UK/Australia. I992) Jason Scott Lee. Patrick Bergen. Anne Parillaud. 109 mins. A sweeping

romantic epic that begins when an eleven-year- old Inuit boy meets an RAF map-maker. and later a half-lndian/half-French girl. Separated by culture and circumstance. their paths continually

cross. significantly during World War II. Like

i the shifting ice floes of its Arctic scenes. Ward's film is in a constant state of flux. A technically

astonishing and profoundly moving exploration of how our lives are literally mapped out in

advance. Fife: Adam Smith.

I Les Marie: tie I'M Deux (IS) (Jean-Paul

Rappeneau. France. I97 I ) Jean-Paul Belmondo. Marlene Jobert. Michel Auclair. 100 mins. Almost 20 years before C _vrano a’e Bergerac. Rappeneau was delving into French history. this time to tell of an anti-Royalist who returns from

exile to find his wife living with another man. Swashbuckling comedy with a terrific

performance by Belmondo is also known (in a dubbed version) as The Seoundral. Glasgow:

GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Max et Jeremie (I8) (Claire Devers. France. I992) Philippe Noiret. Christopher Lambert. Jean-Pierre Marielle. I IS mins. Lambert makes his first appearance in a French language movie since his international stardom with this buddy movie based on a novel by American thriller writer Terry White. A former hitrnan is forced out of retirement when a young hothead comes to assassinate him. only to becomes his



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I Helium (IS) (Gabriele Salvatores. Italy. I992) Diego Abatantuono. Claudio Bigagli. Guiseppe Cedema. 90 mins. A group of WW2 Italian sailors find themselves stranded in the Greek village they were supposed to be ransacking. and settle down to an idyllic life with the locals. A tribute to the kinship of the Mediterranean peoples. this 1992 Oscar winner canies sentimentality and knowing humour in equal amounts. Glasgow: Grosvenor. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank.

I Metropolis (PG) (Fritz Lang. Germany. 1926) Brigitte Helm. Alfred Abel. Gustav Frolich. 139 mins. One of the greatest films of all time. here in its longer-length. uncolorised version. free from Giorgio Moroder's tacked-on rock soundtrack. The cityscapes remain unsurpassed. although the allegory against totalitarianism is a bit naive. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I hiuch Ado About Nothing (PG) (Kenneth Branagh. UK/US. I993) Denzel Washington. Kenneth Branagh. Emma Thompson. Keanu Reeves. lll mins. A lusty. lively version of Shakespeare's comedy of love and deceit. set in the sun-drenched tuscan nills. barbed wrtucrsm fly across the screen as British thesps and American stars acquit themselves with honours. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Cameo. UCl. Fife: New Picture House.

I fly 0m! Private idahe (l8) (Gus Van Sant. US. l99l) River Phoenix. Keanu Reeves. William Richert. 105 mins. Shakespeare's Henry IV Parts I and 2 are given a sleazy. contemporary twist in Van Sant’s follow-up to the admirable Drugstore Cowboy. Screen heart-

moves by playing a rent boy and the preppie layabout object of his affections. but to good effect. A compelling. idiosyncratic. left-field gem. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Ilfltt of the living Dead(18)(Tom Savini. US. 1991) Tony Todd. Patricia Tallman. Tom Towles. 96 mins. Not as influential as Romero's original. but this remake by horror sfx grandmeister Savini is more intelligent and terrifying than the other zombie ripoffs that have oozed their rotting flesh onto the market. With a heroine in the Ripley mould. it's toughened up for an apocalyptic scenario. Fife: Robins.

I l’00il De Vith (PG) (Claude Chabrol. France. I992) Narration by Brian Cox and Michel Bouquet. IIO mins. Using archive material and newsreels that were passed by the Vichy




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