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Fantastic : 'Cobra' Carps

June 01, 1986

Three cheers (or is it two?) for Pat H. Broeske and John Voland for their achingly insightful analysis of the "Cobra" opening ("The Enthusiasm at Mann's Winds Down with the Movie Marathon," May 24).

In between repeatedly writing themselves into the story, the two came up with such artfully original phrases as "Hollywood Boulevard is as moist and as sensible as Main Street, USA" and "Stallone/Cobra mops up the ersatz Night Stalker's army like jelly-filled nine pins." Ouch.

And twice--or was it three times?--the duo describe a group as consisting of either "two or three" people. Who's counting here?

As Stallone's personal publicist, Broeske may have been occupied writing press releases. But what about Voland?

JOSHUA PHILLIPS

Pasadena

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