The Information: New Films

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Sir: Two vignettes from your Review section on 25 June.

"The Information" on: on; `The Mummy'

What Is It?

Film: Raiders of the lost art

The Big Picture

Film: Gods and mummies

Brendan Fraser's films used to go straight to video (if they were lucky). Working with Ian McKellen changed all that. Well, almost.

THEATRE REVIEWS

Roberto Zucco

THE INFORMATION on; Suddenly Last Summer

What is it?

THE CRITICS: THEATRE: It's a jungle out there

Suddenly Last Summer Comedy, London Candide Olivier, London Kes West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Arts: Theatre: Too much, too soon

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER; COMEDY THEATRE, LONDON

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Suddenly Last Summer

THE INTERVIEW: AN ARTFUL DODGER

The actress Rachel Weisz has always managed to plump for parts in films which sink without trace. Jasper Rees wonders whether there is method in her madness

Preview; First call

Rachel Weisz (above), hot new British starlet, follows in the footsteps of Elizabeth Taylor, who used her tremulous sexual presence to great effect in the movie version of Tennessee Williams's Suddenly Last Summer. Back then, Katherine Hepburn played the fearsome mother, a role now inhabited by the great Sheila Gish. She has performed in countless productions of Williams's plays - notably in A Streetcar Named Desire. The pairing of Gish and Weisz in this typically torrid, macabre tale of a mother's bitter quest to avenge the death of her son, is a positively mouthwatering prospect.

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DAPPER AND handsome, David Manners was a serviceable leading man whose screen career was confined entirely to the Thirties, during which he was in great demand. He made 37 films between 1930 and 1936, and played romantic lead to such stars as Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Hepburn, Kay Francis and Constance Bennett.

The mad professor takes off his gloves

TWO CULTURES; Film producers love the idea of scientists, but usually have portrayed them as mad or fiendish. Until now.

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