Cinema: Mind Bending on Mars

TOTAL RECALL Directed by Paul Verhoeven

Screenplay by Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon and Gary Goldman

What do you want a Hollywood movie to be? Well, for a start, you want it to be based on a script that kicked around Tinseltown for more than a decade. (Here's one, originally written in 1979, name of Total Recall.) Then, in these days of multinational superproductions, you want it to star an Austrian, be directed by a Dutchman, and cost about $60 million. (Total Recall, a Paul Verhoeven film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.) You want it to boast elaborate sets and gadgety special effects. (TR...

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