Cinema: Wild Child Noble Savage

GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES Directed by Hugh Hudson Screenplay by P.H. Vazak and Michael Austin

Grab a vine, give a yell and prepare to take a leap of faith: they have gone and made an utterly serious Tarzan movie and, believe it or not, it is rather good. Indeed, much of Greystoke is very good, a tender, thoughtful and pictorially beautiful working out of the themes that were implicit in Edgar Rice Burroughs' original conception, but which over 70 years of life in the Hollywood jungle have been choked off by the riotous, unchecked growth of weedy...

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