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A Truckload of Brilliance

To the editors: I was much intrigued by Jonathan Rosenbaum’s fascinating essay on one of my favorite films, Clouzot’s The Wages of Fear in the Reader of March 6. I have seen it twice, over a period of several decades, as well as William Friedkin’s Sorcerer, which carried an acknowledgment of debt to the former […]

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American Operettas

To the editors: Did I detect somewhat of a veiled, patronizing sneer from Critic Ted Shen (Reader, 12/21 Section 2 Pg 8) at Sigmund Romberg in his comments on The New Moon? Romberg was one of America’s three greatest operetta composers, along with Victor Herbert and Rudolf Friml. His fame rests on five of his […]