Cinema: Classic on Celluloid

The Three Worlds of Gulliver (Morningside; Columbia). Dean Jonathan Swift of Dublin Cathedral, who in 1729 made "a modest proposal" that the children of the poor should be fattened like cattle and then eaten by the rich, might well be wickedly amused to hear that Gulliver's Travels, his epic of disgust for men and all their works, survives as a charmingly fantastic just-out-of-the-nursery tale that has delighted generations of the little Yahoos he detested. Satirist Swift would, however, hardly be amused by this film, which with commerce aforethought, scissors his plot and ruthlessly...

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