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Commonweal Archives
By Colin L. Westerbeck
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  • Commonweal
    Total Archives: 78 Years, 3,067 Issues, 48,742 Articles, 83,047pp
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    1. Books 
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      (4 Reviews)
      A Short History of the Movies, by Gerald Mast
      1. A Short History of the Movies by Gerald Mast
      2. What Is Cinema? by Andre Bazin
      3. Godard on Godard by Jean-Luc Godard
      4. The International Encyclopedia of Film by Roger Manvell
      Commonweal
      , January 19, 1973, p. 350
    2. Books 
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      (5 Reviews)
      Lauren Bacall: By Myself, by Lauren Bacall
      1. Lauren Bacall: By Myself by Lauren Bacall
      2. Ladd: The Life, the Legend, the Legacy of Alan Ladd by Beverly Linet
      3. Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford
      4. Self-Portrait by Gene Tierney and Mickey Herskowitz
      5. Joan Crawford by Bob Thomas
      Commonweal
      , October 12, 1979, pp. 564-566
      1. Lauren Bacall: By Myself by Lauren Bacall
      2. Ladd: The Life, the Legend, the Legacy of Alan Ladd by Beverly Linet
      3. Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford
      4. Self-Portrait by Gene Tierney and Mickey Herskowitz
      5. Joan Crawford by Bob Thomas
      Commonweal
      , April 16, 1971, pp. 139-143
    3. The Last Syllable of Recorded Time
      1. Lauren Bacall: By Myself by Lauren Bacall
      2. Ladd: The Life, the Legend, the Legacy of Alan Ladd by Beverly Linet
      3. Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford
      4. Self-Portrait by Gene Tierney and Mickey Herskowitz
      5. Joan Crawford by Bob Thomas
      Commonweal
      , May 27, 1977, p. 339
      1. Lauren Bacall: By Myself by Lauren Bacall
      2. Ladd: The Life, the Legend, the Legacy of Alan Ladd by Beverly Linet
      3. Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford
      4. Self-Portrait by Gene Tierney and Mickey Herskowitz
      5. Joan Crawford by Bob Thomas
      Commonweal
      , February 26, 1982, pp. 111-114
    4. Drive, He Said
      1. Lauren Bacall: By Myself by Lauren Bacall
      2. Ladd: The Life, the Legend, the Legacy of Alan Ladd by Beverly Linet
      3. Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford
      4. Self-Portrait by Gene Tierney and Mickey Herskowitz
      5. Joan Crawford by Bob Thomas
      Commonweal
      , September 15, 1978, p. 595
    5. [+]
      (Review)
      Cabaret (1972 Film), by Bob Fosse
      1. Cabaret (1972 Film) by Bob Fosse
      Commonweal
      , April 21, 1972, p. 167
    6. [+]
      (Review)
      The China Syndrome (1979 Film), by James Bridges
      1. The China Syndrome (1979 Film) by James Bridges
      Commonweal
      , April 27, 1979, pp. 242-243
    7. [+]
      (Review)
      Diner (1982 Film), by Barry Levinson
      1. Diner (1982 Film) by Barry Levinson
      Commonweal
      , August 13, 1982, p. 440
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Poseidon Adventure (1972 Film), by Ronald Neame and Irwin Allen
      1. The Poseidon Adventure (1972 Film) by Ronald Neame and Irwin Allen
      2. Sleuth (1972 Film) by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
      3. Sounder (1972 Film) by Martin Ritt
      Commonweal
      , April 20, 1973, p. 162
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Assassination of Trotsky (1972 Film), by Joseph Losey
      1. The Assassination of Trotsky (1972 Film) by Joseph Losey
      2. Lady Sings the Blues (1972 Film) by Sidney J. Furie
      Commonweal
      , December 8, 1972, pp. 227-228
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      (Review)
      Coup de Torchon (1981 Film), by Bertrand Tavernier
      1. Coup de Torchon (1981 Film) by Bertrand Tavernier
      Commonweal
      , February 11, 1983, p. 86
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      (Review)
      Serpico (1973 Film), by Sidney Lumet
      1. Serpico (1973 Film) by Sidney Lumet
      Commonweal
      , January 11, 1974, p. 366
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      (3 Reviews)
      Chisum (1970 Film), by Andrew V. McLaglen
      1. Chisum (1970 Film) by Andrew V. McLaglen
      2. Soldier Blue (1970 Film) by Ralph Nelson
      3. The McMasters (1970 Film) by Alf Kjellin
      Commonweal
      , September 4, 1970, pp. 441-442
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      (Review)
      Citizen Kane (1941 Film), by Orson Welles
      1. Citizen Kane (1941 Film) by Orson Welles
      Commonweal
      , May 28, 1971, p. 286
    14. [+]
      (Review)
      A Wedding (1978 Film), by Robert Altman
      1. A Wedding (1978 Film) by Robert Altman
      Commonweal
      , January 19, 1979, p. 18
    15. [+]
      (Review)
      Prince of the City (1981 Film), by Sidney Lumet
      1. Prince of the City (1981 Film) by Sidney Lumet
      Commonweal
      , October 23, 1981, p. 596
    16. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      General Idi Amin Dada (1974 Film), by Barbet Schroeder
      1. General Idi Amin Dada (1974 Film) by Barbet Schroeder
      2. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976 Film) by Clint Eastwood
      Commonweal
      , October 8, 1976, p. 662
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      (2 Reviews)
      Nosferatu, the Vampire (1929 Film), by F.W. Murnau
      1. Nosferatu, the Vampire (1929 Film) by F.W. Murnau
      2. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979 Film) by Werner Herzog
      Commonweal
      , January 18, 1980, pp. 16-17
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      (Review)
      King Lear (1971 Film), by Peter Brook
      1. King Lear (1971 Film) by Peter Brook
      Commonweal
      , January 21, 1972, p. 374