Cinema: A Scene of Awe

NEVER CRY WOLF

Directed by Carroll Bollard Screenplay by Curtis Hanson, Sam Hamm and Richard Kletter

Landscape is character," the writer's old aphorism holds. Given the imagistic capacity of their medium, and the talent and will to use it, movie directors al ways have the opportunity to go it one better: they can turn landscape into a character, a protagonist as dramatically charged as any human figure can possibly be. Carroll Ballard, who directed the lovely The Black Stallion, has taken this commercially risky chance with Never Cry Wolf and has made something...

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