Cinema: Symbiosis


Directed by JOSEPH ZITO Screenplay by KENT E. CARROLL

In the beginning was an obscure soft-core paperback original to which no one paid special heed. Then came the Patty Hearst kidnaping, and someone noticed that cheap fiction seemed to predict this sensational crime in detail, even including the plot twist that had the victim eventually embrace the captors' ideology. Parallels continue to turn up: recent reports indicate that Hearst surrendered to revolutionary sexuality even before succumbing to revolutionary politics—just as Abduction s heroine did.

The conjunction of a sleazy "property" and the most curious and enigmatic criminal case of recent years had to...

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