Cinema: Quick Cuts

THE MACKINTOSH MAN is a triumph of the packager's craft. It brings together a trio of international stars (Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda and James Mason), an array of first-class English supporting players (Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Nigel Patrick), and a renowned director (John Huston) whose work is not what it once was—or seemed to be —but who remains a solidly professional moviemaker. However, a close inspection of the script could have saved everyone a lot of trouble. It seems to have been prematurely disinterred from a time capsule devoted to the cultural artifacts...

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