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The American Spectator Archives
By David Brudnoy
Title Author X Period Text
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  • The American Spectator
    Total Archives: 35 Years, 347 Issues, 7,965 Articles, 21,115pp
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    1. The American Spectator
      , November 1972, pp. 23-25 - PDF
    2. [+]
      (9 Reviews)
      American Graffiti (1973 Film), by George Lucas
      1. American Graffiti (1973 Film) by George Lucas
      2. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973 Film) by John D. Hancock
      3. Enter the Dragon (1973 Film) by Robert Clouse
      4. Heavy Traffic (1973 Film) by Ralph Bakshi
      5. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973 Film) by Norman Jewison
      6. The Last Tango in Paris (1973 Film) by Bernardo Bertolucci
      7. The Mackintosh Man (1973 Film) by John Huston
      8. Night Watch (1973 Film) by Brian G. Hutton
      9. Scarecrow (1973 Film) by Jerry Schatzberg
      The American Spectator
      , December 1973, pp. 20-21 - PDF
    3. Departments 
      (3 Reviews)
      Bang the Drum Slowly (1973 Film), by John D. Hancock
      1. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973 Film) by John D. Hancock
      2. Siddhartha (1972 Film) by Conrad Rooks
      3. Jeremy (1973 Film) by Arthur Barron
      The American Spectator
      , January 1974, pp. 26-27 - PDF
    4. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      Day for Night (1973 Film), by Francois Truffaut
      1. Day for Night (1973 Film) by Francois Truffaut
      2. The Don is Dead (1973 Film) by Richard Fleischer
      3. Executive Action (1973 Film) by David Miller
      4. The New Land (1972 Film) by Jan Troell
      5. Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973 Film) by Gilbert Cates
      The American Spectator
      , February 1974, p. 23 - PDF
    5. [+]
      Ash Wednesday (1973 Film), by Larry Peerce
      1. Ash Wednesday (1973 Film) by Larry Peerce
      The American Spectator
      , March 1974, pp. 27-28 - PDF
    6. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      Bank Shot (1974 Film), by Gower Champion
      1. Bank Shot (1974 Film) by Gower Champion
      2. Daisy Miller (1974 Film) by Peter Bogdanovich
      3. For Pete's Sake (1974 Film) by Peter Yates
      4. The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973 Film) by Gerard Oury
      5. A Very Natural Thing (1974 Film) by Christopher Larkin
      The American Spectator
      , October 1974, p. 25 - PDF
    7. [+]
      (8 Reviews)
      Animal Crackers (1930 Film), by Victor Heerman
      1. Animal Crackers (1930 Film) by Victor Heerman
      2. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974 Film) by Ted Kotcheff
      3. Buster and Billie (1974 Film) by Sidney Sheldon and Daniel Petrie
      4. Flesh Gordon (1974 Film) by Michael Benveniste and Howard Ziehm
      5. Going Places (1974 Film) by Bertrand Blier
      6. The Tamarind Seed (1974 Film) by Blake Edwards
      7. That's Entertainment (1974 Film) by Jack Haley, Jr.
      8. Uptown Saturday Night (1974 Film) by Sidney Poitier
      The American Spectator
      , November 1974, p. 29 - PDF
    8. [+]
      (10 Reviews)
      Amarcord (1974 Film), by Federico Fellini
      1. Amarcord (1974 Film) by Federico Fellini
      2. California Split (1974 Film) by Robert Altman
      3. Chinatown (1974 Film) by Roman Polanski
      4. 11 Harrowhouse~~Eleven Harrowhouse (1974 Film) by Aram Avakian
      5. Gone With the Wind (1939 Film) by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, and Sam...
      6. The Longest Yard (1974 Film) by Robert Aldrich
      7. Love and Anarchy (1973 Film) by Lina Wertmuller
      8. The Promised Land (1974 Film) by Miguel Littin
      9. Scenes from a Marriage (1973 Film) by Ingmar Bergman
      10. Harold and Maude (1971 Film) by Hal Ashby
      The American Spectator
      , December 1974, p. 24 - PDF
    9. [+]
      (7 Reviews)
      Gold (1974 Film), by Peter R. Hunt
      1. Gold (1974 Film) by Peter R. Hunt
      2. The Gambler (1974 Film) by Karel Reisz
      3. Law and Disorder (1974 Film) by Ivan Passer
      4. The Night Porter (1974 Film) by Liliana Cavani
      5. The Odessa File (1974 Film) by Ronald Neame
      6. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974 Film) by Joseph Sargent
      7. The Widow Couderc (1975 Film) by Pierre Granier-Deferre
      The American Spectator
      , January 1975, p. 26 - PDF
    10. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Phantom of Liberty (1974 Film), by Luis Bunuel
      1. The Phantom of Liberty (1974 Film) by Luis Bunuel
      2. The Memory of Us (1975 Film) by H. Kaye Dyal
      The American Spectator
      , February 1975, p. 29 - PDF
    11. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Freebie and the Bean (1974 Film), by Richard Rush
      1. Freebie and the Bean (1974 Film) by Richard Rush
      2. The Towering Inferno (1974 Film) by John Guillermin and Irwin Allen
      3. The Trial of Billy Jack (1974 Film) by Tom Laughlin
      The American Spectator
      , March 1975, p. 33 - PDF
      1. Freebie and the Bean (1974 Film) by Richard Rush
      2. The Towering Inferno (1974 Film) by John Guillermin and Irwin Allen
      3. The Trial of Billy Jack (1974 Film) by Tom Laughlin
      The American Spectator
      , April 1975, pp. 31-32 - PDF
    12. [+]
      (7 Reviews)
      Abby (1974 Film), by William Girdler
      1. Abby (1974 Film) by William Girdler
      2. The Front Page (1974 Film) by Billy Wilder
      3. The Internecine Project (1974 Film) by Ken Hughes
      4. The Man With The Golden Gun (1974 Film) by Guy Hamilton
      5. Paperback Hero (1973 Film) by Peter Pearson
      6. The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975 Film) by Melvin Frank
      7. Report to the Commissioner (1974 Film) by Milton Katselas
      The American Spectator
      , May 1975, p. 26 - PDF
    13. [+]
      (10 Reviews)
      At Long Last Love (1975 Film), by Peter Bogdanovich
      1. At Long Last Love (1975 Film) by Peter Bogdanovich
      2. A Brief Vacation (1973 Film) by Vittorio De Sica
      3. The Four Musketeers (1975 Film) by Richard Lester
      4. Funny Lady (1975 Film) by Herbert Ross
      5. The Great Waldo Pepper (1975 Film) by George Roy Hill
      6. Janis (1974 Film) by Howard Alk
      7. Shampoo (1975 Film) by Hal Ashby
      8. Les Violons du Bal (1974 Film) by Michel Drach
      9. The Wilby Conspiracy (1975 Film) by Ralph Nelson
      10. Tommy (1975 Film) by Ken Russell
      The American Spectator
      , June 1975, p. 29 - PDF
    14. [+]
      (10 Reviews)
      Brannigan (1975 Film), by Douglas Hickox
      1. Brannigan (1975 Film) by Douglas Hickox
      2. And Now My Love (1974 Film) by Claude Lelouch
      3. Donkey Skin (1971 Film) by Jacques Demy
      4. Love at the Top (1974 Film) by Michel Deville
      5. Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975 Film) by J. Lee Thompson
      6. Hearts and Minds (1974 Film) by Peter Davis (II)
      7. The Passenger (1975 Film) by Michelangelo Antonioni
      8. Rancho Deluxe (1975 Film) by Frank Perry
      9. Rosebud (1975 Film) by Otto Preminger
      10. The Yakuza (1975 Film) by Sydney Pollack
      The American Spectator
      , August 1975, pp. 36-37 - PDF
    15. [+]
      (10 Reviews)
      The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975 Film), by Norman Tokar
      1. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975 Film) by Norman Tokar
      2. Beyond the Door (1974 Film) by Robert Barrett and Ovidio G. Assonitis
      3. Breakout (1975 Film) by Tom Gries
      4. Coonskin (1974 Film) by Ralph Bakshi
      5. Hennessy (1975 Film) by Don Sharp
      6. Kamouraska (1975 Film) by Claude Jutra
      7. The Land That Time Forgot (1975 Film) by Kevin Connor
      8. Night Moves (1975 Film) by Arthur Penn
      9. A Pain in the A.. (1975 Film) by Edouard Molinaro
      10. Undercovers Hero (1974 Film) by Roy Boulting
      The American Spectator
      , November 1975, p. 35 - PDF
    16. [+]
      (10 Reviews)
      A Boy and His Dog (1975 Film), by L.Q. Jones
      1. A Boy and His Dog (1975 Film) by L.Q. Jones
      2. Dog Day Afternoon (1975 Film) by Sidney Lumet
      3. Flossie (1975 Film) by Mac Ahlberg
      4. Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975 Film) by Steve Binder and Peter H. Hunt
      5. Hard Times (1975 Film) by Walter Hill
      6. Hearts of the West (1975 Film) by Howard Zieff
      7. Hester Street (1975 Film) by Joan Micklin Silver
      8. Journey Into Fear (1975 Film) by Daniel Mann
      9. Swept Away (1975 Film) by Lina Wertmuller
      10. The Three Days of the Condor (1974 Film) by Sydney Pollack
      The American Spectator
      , December 1975, p. 32 - PDF
    17. [+]
      (9 Reviews)
      Black Christmas (1974 Film), by Bob Clark
      1. Black Christmas (1974 Film) by Bob Clark
      2. Le Chat (1975 Film) by Pierre Granier-Deferre
      3. Conduct Unbecoming (1975 Film) by Michael Anderson
      4. Diamonds (1975 Film) by Menahem Golan
      5. Let's Do It Again (1975 Film) by Sidney Poitier
      6. Lies My Father Told Me (1975 Film) by Jan Kadar
      7. Lisztomania (1975 Film) by Ken Russell
      8. Mahogany (1975 Film) by Berry Gordy and Tony Richardson
      9. Rooster Cogburn (1975 Film) by Stuart Millar
      The American Spectator
      , January 1976, p. 36 - PDF
    18. [+]
      (12 Reviews)
      Breakout (1975 Film), by Tom Gries
      1. Breakout (1975 Film) by Tom Gries
      2. The Hiding Place (1975 Film) by James F. Collier
      3. The Human Factor (1975 Film) by Edward Dmytryk
      4. Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30 (1973 Film) by Joseph Jacoby
      5. Just Before Nightfall (1971 Film) by Claude Chabrol
      6. Leadbelly (1976 Film) by Gordon Parks
      7. The Magic Flute (1975 Film) by Ingmar Bergman
      8. The Old Curiosity Shop (1975 Film) by Michael Tuchner
      9. The Night Caller (1975 Film) by Henri Verneuil
      10. Smile (1975 Film) by Michael Ritchie
      11. The Story of O (1975 Film) by Just Jaeckin
      12. The Sunshine Boys (1975 Film) by Herbert Ross
      The American Spectator
      , February 1976, p. 31 - PDF
    19. [+]
      (6 Reviews)
      The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975 Film), by Gene Wilder
      1. The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975 Film) by Gene Wilder
      2. The Man Who Would Be King (1975 Film) by John Huston
      3. The Story of Adele H. (1975 Film) by Francois Truffaut
      4. The Black Bird (1975 Film) by David Giler
      5. The Hindenburg (1975 Film) by Robert Wise
      6. Hustle (1975 Film) by Robert Aldrich
      The American Spectator
      , March 1976, p. 35 - PDF