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September 29, 1988 | GREGG WAGER
It's an image of pathos that fits into American movies very well: A reticent teen-ager in jeans, with unkempt hair, who is constantly dropping his glasses, turns out to have the right stuff to be a talented concert pianist. In Sidney Lumet's latest movie, "Running on Empty," River Phoenix portrays Danny Pope, a. k. a. "Mike Manfield" and several other fictitious names. He is 17, in a state of emotional hibernation, and a mystery to his teachers. Yet he performs Mozart's Fantasia, K.
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October 9, 1988 | SHEILA BENSON
If you think that pre-election rhetoric has been playing on the differences between the political left and right, you should see what the movies have been doing to contribute to snarled-up thinking about these opposite camps. From "Betrayed" we've had frenzied paranoia about the right; from "Running on Empty" we've had a misty deification of the left, or at least of radical values.
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September 29, 1988 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
The '20s carried a resonance in American society long after they were over. There was the expatriate discovery of Europe in general and Paris in particular; the feeling of liberation from everything that was stuffy and confining in the past; the excitements of a topless prosperity (before the bottom fell out). In many ways the '20s still resonate, with their early sense of promise and their special mixture of innocence and cynicism (both a bit diluted).
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September 29, 1988 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
The '20s carried a resonance in American society long after they were over. There was the expatriate discovery of Europe in general and Paris in particular; the feeling of liberation from everything that was stuffy and confining in the past; the excitements of a topless prosperity (before the bottom fell out). In many ways the '20s still resonate, with their early sense of promise and their special mixture of innocence and cynicism (both a bit diluted).
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October 9, 1988 | SHEILA BENSON
If you think that pre-election rhetoric has been playing on the differences between the political left and right, you should see what the movies have been doing to contribute to snarled-up thinking about these opposite camps. From "Betrayed" we've had frenzied paranoia about the right; from "Running on Empty" we've had a misty deification of the left, or at least of radical values.
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September 29, 1988 | GREGG WAGER
It's an image of pathos that fits into American movies very well: A reticent teen-ager in jeans, with unkempt hair, who is constantly dropping his glasses, turns out to have the right stuff to be a talented concert pianist. In Sidney Lumet's latest movie, "Running on Empty," River Phoenix portrays Danny Pope, a. k. a. "Mike Manfield" and several other fictitious names. He is 17, in a state of emotional hibernation, and a mystery to his teachers. Yet he performs Mozart's Fantasia, K.
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