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Year 1978 Archives
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    1. The American Scholar
      , Winter 1978, pp. 87-94
    2. Arts and Lives 
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      (Review)
      Interiors (1978 Film), by Woody Allen
      1. Interiors (1978 Film) by Woody Allen
      The New Republic
      , September 9, 1978, pp. 24-25
    3. Arts and Lives 
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Wiz (1978 Film), by Sidney Lumet
      1. The Wiz (1978 Film) by Sidney Lumet
      2. American Musical Theater: A Chronicle by Gerald Bordman
      The New Republic
      , November 11, 1978, p. 26
    4. Arts and Lives 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Perceval (1978 Film), by Eric Rohmer
      1. Perceval (1978 Film) by Eric Rohmer
      2. Goin' South (1978 Film) by Jack Nicholson
      The New Republic
      , October 21, 1978, p. 30
    5. Arts and Lives 
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      (Review)
      Autumn Sonata (1978 Film), by Ingmar Bergman
      1. Autumn Sonata (1978 Film) by Ingmar Bergman
      The New Republic
      , October 7, 1978, pp. 24-25
    6. Arts and Lives 
      1. Autumn Sonata (1978 Film) by Ingmar Bergman
      The New Republic
      , August 19, 1978, p. 28
    7. Arts and Lives 
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      (Review)
      Summer Paradise (1977 Film), by Gunnel Lindblom
      1. Summer Paradise (1977 Film) by Gunnel Lindblom
      The New Republic
      , March 25, 1978, p. 20
    8. Arts and Lives 
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Medusa Touch (1978 Film), by Jack Gold
      1. The Medusa Touch (1978 Film) by Jack Gold
      2. Silver Bears (1978 Film) by Ivan Passer
      3. Joseph Andrews (1977 Film) by Tony Richardson
      The New Republic
      , May 13, 1978, p. 26
    9. Arts and Lives 
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      (Review)
      A Woman of Paris (1923 Film), by Charles Chaplin
      1. A Woman of Paris (1923 Film) by Charles Chaplin
      The New Republic
      , May 6, 1978, pp. 18-22
    10. Arts and Lives 
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Last Supper (1976 Film), by Tomas Gutierrez Alea
      1. The Last Supper (1976 Film) by Tomas Gutierrez Alea
      2. Pirosmani (1969 Film) by Giorgi Shengelaya
      The New Republic
      , June 10, 1978, p. 18
    11. Arts and Lives 
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      (Review)
      Andre Bazin, by Dudley Andrew
      1. Andre Bazin by Dudley Andrew
      The New Republic
      , June 17, 1978, pp. 28-30
    12. Arts and Lives 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Violette Noziere (1978 Film), by Claude Chabrol
      1. Violette Noziere (1978 Film) by Claude Chabrol
      2. Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978 Film) by Ted Kotcheff
      The New Republic
      , October 14, 1978, p. 24
    13. Arts and Lives 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Coming Home (1978 Film), by Hal Ashby
      1. Coming Home (1978 Film) by Hal Ashby
      2. The Boys in Company C (1978 Film) by Sidney J. Furie
      The New Republic
      , March 4, 1978, p. 26
    14. Arts and Lives 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Jaws II (1978 Film), by Jeannot Szwarc
      1. Jaws II (1978 Film) by Jeannot Szwarc
      2. Grease (1978 Film) by Randal Kleiser
      3. A Slave of Love (1978 Film) by Nikita Mikhalkov
      The New Republic
      , July 1, 1978, p. 18
    15. Arts and Lives 
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Serpent's Egg (1978 Film), by Ingmar Bergman
      1. The Serpent's Egg (1978 Film) by Ingmar Bergman
      2. Dersu Uzala (1975 Film) by Akira Kurosawa
      The New Republic
      , February 4, 1978, p. 26
    16. Arts and Lives 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Days of Heaven (1978 Film), by Terrence Malick
      1. Days of Heaven (1978 Film) by Terrence Malick
      2. Women (1977 Film) by Marta Meszaros
      The New Republic
      , September 16, 1978, pp. 16-17
    17. Arts and Lives 
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      (2 Reviews)
      The End of the World in Our Usual Bed in a Night Full of Rain (1978 Film), by Lina Wert...
      1. The End of the World in Our Usual Bed in a Night Full of Rain (1978 Film) by Lina Wertmuller
      2. Coma (1978 Film) by Michael Crichton
      The New Republic
      , February 18, 1978, p. 24
    18. Arts and Lives 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Heaven Can Wait (1978 Film), by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry
      1. Heaven Can Wait (1978 Film) by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry
      2. The Cheap Detective (1978 Film) by Robert Moore
      3. Convoy (1978 Film) by Sam Peckinpah
      The New Republic
      , July 22, 1978, p. 22
    19. Arts and Lives 
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      (Review)
      The Confessions of Winifred Wagner (1975 Film), by Hans-Jurgen Syberberg
      1. The Confessions of Winifred Wagner (1975 Film) by Hans-Jurgen Syberberg
      The New Republic
      , April 1, 1978, p. 24
    20. Arts and Lives 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Comes a Horseman (1978 Film), by Alan J. Pakula
      1. Comes a Horseman (1978 Film) by Alan J. Pakula
      2. Paradise Alley (1978 Film) by Sylvester Stallone
      3. Watership Down (1978 Film) by Martin Rosen
      The New Republic
      , November 25, 1978, p. 24