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A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

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A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

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A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

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There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

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  • Author: John Simon

    Total Archives: 1,419 Items - 18 Books, 867 Articles, 533 Reviews, 1 Poem
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    1. New York Magazine
      , April 9, 1984, pp. 75-76
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      (2 Reviews)
      And the Ship Sails On (1984 Film), by Federico Fellini
      1. And the Ship Sails On (1984 Film) by Federico Fellini
      2. Broadway Danny Rose (1984 Film) by Woody Allen
      National Review
      , April 20, 1984, p. 55
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Killing Fields (1984 Film), by Roland Joffe
      1. The Killing Fields (1984 Film) by Roland Joffe
      2. Stop Making Sense (1984 Film) by Jonathan Demme
      National Review
      , December 28, 1984, pp. 47-48
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      (2 Reviews)
      Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984 Film), by Hugh Hudson
      1. Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984 Film) by Hugh Hudson
      2. Moscow on the Hudson (1984 Film) by Paul Mazursky
      National Review
      , June 1, 1984, p. 48
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      (2 Reviews)
      Bizet's Carmen (1984 Film), by Francesco Rosi
      1. Bizet's Carmen (1984 Film) by Francesco Rosi
      2. Amadeus (1984 Film) by Milos Forman
      National Review
      , October 19, 1984, pp. 55-57
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      (2 Reviews)
      Star 80 (1983 Film), by Bob Fosse
      1. Star 80 (1983 Film) by Bob Fosse
      2. Scarface (1983 Film) by Brian De Palma
      National Review
      , February 10, 1984, pp. 49-50
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      (2 Reviews)
      Tightrope (1984 Film), by Richard Tuggle
      1. Tightrope (1984 Film) by Richard Tuggle
      2. Another Country (1984 Film) by Marek Kanievska
      National Review
      , October 5, 1984, pp. 55-56
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      (2 Reviews)
      Splash (1984 Film), by Ron Howard
      1. Splash (1984 Film) by Ron Howard
      2. Entre Nous (1983 Film) by Diane Kurys
      National Review
      , May 4, 1984, pp. 54-55
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      Under the Volcano (1984 Film), by John Huston
      1. Under the Volcano (1984 Film) by John Huston
      National Review
      , July 27, 1984, p. 48
    10. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Silkwood (1983 Film), by Mike Nichols
      1. Silkwood (1983 Film) by Mike Nichols
      2. The Dresser (1983 Film) by Peter Yates
      National Review
      , March 23, 1984, pp. 48-49
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      (2 Reviews)
      Places in the Heart (1984 Film), by Robert Benton
      1. Places in the Heart (1984 Film) by Robert Benton
      2. Country (1984 Film) by Richard Pearce
      National Review
      , December 14, 1984, p. 49
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      Terms of Endearment (1983 Film), by James L. Brooks
      1. Terms of Endearment (1983 Film) by James L. Brooks
      National Review
      , March 9, 1984, p. 54
    13. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Right Stuff (1983 Film), by Philip Kaufman
      1. The Right Stuff (1983 Film) by Philip Kaufman
      2. Yentl (1983 Film) by Barbra Streisand
      National Review
      , January 27, 1984, pp. 54-56
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      (2 Reviews)
      Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984 Film), by Steven Spielberg
      1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984 Film) by Steven Spielberg
      2. The Natural (1984 Film) by Barry Levinson
      National Review
      , July 13, 1984, p. 51
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      After the Rehearsal (1984 Film), by Ingmar Bergman
      1. After the Rehearsal (1984 Film) by Ingmar Bergman
      National Review
      , August 24, 1984, pp. 56-57
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      (3 Reviews)
      Improper Conduct (1984 Film), by Nestor Almendros and Orlando Jimenez ...
      1. Improper Conduct (1984 Film) by Nestor Almendros and Orlando Jimenez ...
      2. Another Time, Another Place (1984 Film) by Michael Radford
      3. One Deadly Summer (1983 Film) by Jean Becker
      National Review
      , September 7, 1984, pp. 46-47
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      Swann in Love (1984 Film), by Volker Schlondorff
      1. Swann in Love (1984 Film) by Volker Schlondorff
      National Review
      , November 16, 1984, pp. 55-56
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      (2 Reviews)
      Racing with the Moon (1984 Film), by Richard Benjamin
      1. Racing with the Moon (1984 Film) by Richard Benjamin
      2. Swing Shift (1984 Film) by Jonathan Demme
      National Review
      , June 15, 1984, pp. 54-55
      1. Racing with the Moon (1984 Film) by Richard Benjamin
      2. Swing Shift (1984 Film) by Jonathan Demme
      New York Magazine
      , June 11, 1984, pp. 72-73
      1. Racing with the Moon (1984 Film) by Richard Benjamin
      2. Swing Shift (1984 Film) by Jonathan Demme
      New York Magazine
      , January 16, 1984, pp. 64-65