Cinema: Lost in Space

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

Directed by GEORGE ROY HILL Screenplay by STEPHEN GELLER

Billy Pilgrim (Michael Sacks) is an innocent, and this Pilgrim's Progress is a capricious pirouette down the corridors of time. Slaughterhouse-Five was Kurt Vonnegut's most widely popular novel, an attempt to impose comic order onto moral chaos. But it has been adapted here with undue reverence. The movie cuts from World War II, where Pilgrim is a P.O.W. during the fire-bombing of Dresden, through his model suburbanite's life in Ilium, N.Y., to an improbable future on the planet of Tralfamadore, where he is doomed to pass eternity with a molestable movie star named...

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