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Reason Archives
By Charles F. Barr
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    Total Archives: 38 Years, 390 Issues, 6,980 Articles, 23,442pp
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    1. A Critical Look at Rothbard's "Defense Agencies"
      Reason
      , February 1972, p. 25 - PDF
    2. A Critical Look at Rothbard's Defense Agencies
      Reason
      , March 1972, pp. 25-28 - PDF
    3. Arts & Letters 
      Cabaret; The Trial of the Catonsville Nine; The Other; The War Between Men and Women
      Reason
      , August 1972, p. 40 - PDF
    4. Movies 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Report to the Commissioner (1974 Film), by Milton Katselas
      1. Report to the Commissioner (1974 Film) by Milton Katselas
      2. Murder on the Orient Express (1974 Film) by Sidney Lumet
      Reason
      , April 1975, p. 36 - PDF
    5. Arts & Letters 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Cabaret; The Trial of the Catonsville Nine; The War Between Men and Women
      1. Cabaret (1972 Film) by Bob Fosse
      2. Trial of Catonsville Nine (1972 Film) by Gordon Davidson
      3. The War Between Men and Women (1972 Film) by Melville Shavelson
      Reason
      , August 1972, p. 31 - PDF
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      (3 Reviews)
      Frenzy; Joe Kidd; Duck, You Sucker
      1. Frenzy (1972 Film) by Alfred Hitchcock
      2. Joe Kidd (1972 Film) by John Sturges
      3. A Fistful of Dynamite (aka Duck, You Sucker) (1972 Film) by Sergio Leone
      Reason
      , September 1972, p. 40 - PDF
    7. Arts & Letters 
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Candidate; The New Centurions; Butterflies are Free; The Man
      1. The Candidate (1972 Film) by Michael Ritchie
      2. The New Centurions (1972 Film) by Richard Fleischer
      3. Butterflies Are Free (1972 Film) by Milton Katselas
      Reason
      , October 1972, p. 29 - PDF
    8. Arts & Letters 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Deliverance; Marjoe; Kansas City Bomber; Cancel My Reservation
      1. Deliverance (1972 Film) by John Boorman
      2. Marjoe (1972 Film) by Sarah Kernochan and Howard Smith
      3. Cancel My Reservation (1972 Film) by Paul Bogart
      Reason
      , November 1972, p. 27 - PDF
    9. Arts & Letters 
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      (5 Reviews)
      Where Does It Hurt? (1972 Film), by Rodney Amateau
      1. Where Does It Hurt? (1972 Film) by Rodney Amateau
      2. When the Legends Die (1972 Film) by Stuart Millar
      3. You'll Like My Mother (1972 Film) by Lamont Johnson
      4. The Boy Friend (1967 Film) by Ken Russell
      5. The Devils (1971 Film) by Ken Russell
      Reason
      , December 1972, p. 36 - PDF
    10. Arts & Letters 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Lady Sings the Blues; The Great Waltz; They Only Kill Their Masters
      1. Lady Sings the Blues (1972 Film) by Sidney J. Furie
      2. Strauss - The Great Waltz (1955 Film) by Bill Hobin and Max Liebman
      3. They Only Kill Their Masters (1972 Film) by James Goldstone
      Reason
      , January 1973, p. 29 - PDF
    11. Arts & Letters 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Travels With My Aunt; Play It As It Lays; Snowball Express; Jeremiah Johnson
      1. Travels With My Aunt (1972 Film) by George Cukor
      2. Snowball Express (1972 Film) by Norman Tokar
      3. Jeremiah Johnson (1972 Film) by Sydney Pollack
      Reason
      , February 1973, p. 31 - PDF
    12. Arts & Letters 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Man of La Mancha; The Poseidon Adventure; Pete 'N Tillie; Child's Play
      1. Man of La Mancha (1972 Film) by Arthur Hiller
      2. The Poseidon Adventure (1972 Film) by Ronald Neame and Irwin Allen
      3. Pete 'n' Tillie (1972 Film) by Martin Ritt
      Reason
      , March 1973, p. 32 - PDF
    13. Arts & Letters 
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean; 1776; The World's Greatest Athlete
      1. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972 Film) by John Huston
      2. 1776~~Seventeen Seventy-Six (1972 Film) by Peter H. Hunt
      3. The World's Greatest Athlete (1973 Film) by Robert Scheerer
      Reason
      , April 1973, pp. 29-30 - PDF
    14. Arts & Letters 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Lost Horizon; Slither; The Thief Who Came to Dinner
      1. Lost Horizon (1937 Film) by Frank Capra
      2. Slither (1973 Film) by Howard Zieff
      3. The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973 Film) by Bud Yorkin
      Reason
      , May 1973, p. 33 - PDF
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      (4 Reviews)
      Last Tango in Paris; High Plains Drifter; Scarecrow; The Train Robbers
      1. The Last Tango in Paris (1973 Film) by Bernardo Bertolucci
      2. High Plains Drifter (1973 Film) by Clint Eastwood
      3. Scarecrow (1973 Film) by Jerry Schatzberg
      4. The Train Robbers (1973 Film) by Burt Kennedy
      Reason
      , June 1973, pp. 26-27 - PDF
    16. Arts & Letters 
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Day of the Jackal; Soylent Green; Ten from Your Show of Shows
      1. The Day of the Jackal (1973 Film) by Fred Zinnemann
      2. Soylent Green (1973 Film) by Richard Fleischer
      3. Ten From Your Show of Shows (1973 Film) by Max Liebman
      Reason
      , July 1973, p. 28 - PDF
    17. Arts & Letters 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Hitler: The Last 10 Days; Godspell; Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
      1. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973 Film) by Ennio de Concini
      2. Godspell (1973 Film) by David Greene
      3. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973 Film) by Sam Peckinpah
      Reason
      , August 1973, pp. 29-30 - PDF
    18. Arts & Letters 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Jesus Christ Superstar; The Naked Ape; Live and Let Die
      1. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973 Film) by Norman Jewison
      2. Live and Let Die (1973 Film) by Guy Hamilton
      Reason
      , September 1973, p. 28 - PDF
    19. Arts & Letters 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Oklahoma Crude; The Mackintosh Man; Emperor of the North
      1. The Mackintosh Man (1973 Film) by John Huston
      2. Emperor of the North (1973 Film) by Robert Aldrich
      Reason
      , October 1973, pp. 31-32 - PDF
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      (3 Reviews)
      Enter the Dragon; Bang the Drum Slowly; 40 Carats
      1. Enter the Dragon (1973 Film) by Robert Clouse
      2. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973 Film) by John D. Hancock
      3. 40 Carats~~Forty Carats (1973 Film) by Milton Katselas
      Reason
      , November 1973, p. 40 - PDF