Cinema: Inevitable as Autumn

Inevitable as Autumn Here is a melancholy little love story, carefully crafted, that evokes the kind of mood more ambitious projects only hint at. Made in Europe on a slender budget by Screenwriter James Salter (Downhill Racer), Three says more about young love in a single scene than Last Summer, for example, does in its entire running time.

Salter, working from an Irwin Shaw short story, has kept the plot simple, concentrating on nuance of character and atmosphere. Taylor (Sam Waterston) and Bert (Robie Porter) are two decidedly American...

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