Cinema: Watery Grave

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP

Directed by George Roy Hill

Screenplay by Steve Tesich

The world according to Novelist John Irving is a dangerous place, the individual's position in it much more fragile than he imagines it to be. For the characters in The World According to Garp, the problem is that ironies both bitter and brutal keep gusting up out of nowhere and knocking them down. Out of this basic and by no means original insight, Irving crafted a bestseller and something more. His hero, T.S. Garp, that wise and foolish, gentle and...