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Big Screen vs. Tube

I have just finished seeing the five movies nominated for best picture in the Oscar race:

--"Working Girl,” a piece of fluff with uninspired direction;

--"Dangerous Liaisons,” about people I care nothing about;

--One truly good movie, “Mississippi Burning,” which features a performance by a national treasure, Gene Hackman;

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--"Accidental Tourist,” a lovely “little” picture that rates a 7;

--"Rain Man” . . . Dustin Hoffman was good but I never forgot he was Dustin Hoffman.

Oh well, I shouldn’t be too crabby: I’ve just seen, for the third time, my videotape of a great movie, better than anything in 1988. And the TV miniseries “Lonesome Dove” didn’t cost me a nickel.

CELIA LEE MERRITT

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