Cinema: Go On

REDS Directed by Warren Beatty; Written by Warren Beatty and Trevor Griffiths

Jack Reed! Trotsky called him "observer and participant, chronicler and poet of the insurrection," and Lenin urged that Ten Days That Shook the World, Reed's report of the Russian Revolution, be "published in millions of copies and translated into all languages." Max Eastman said, "He had a reckless equilibrium in walking life's tightropes"; Walter Lippmann called him "one of the intractables," possessed with "an inordinate desire to be arrested." Max Lerner praised his "Faustian thirst for life"; Upton Sinclair dismissed him...

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