Cinema: Dole List

THE LONG WALK HOME

Directed by Richard Pearce

Screenplay by John Cork

Deck the Christmas movie column, / Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!/ 'Tis the season to be solemn,/ Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!

For most of the year, the movie industry keeps its social conscience under wraps. Then December rolls around, and like a Park Avenue pasha handing Christmas envelopes to the servants, Hollywood remembers the less fortunate. On this year's dole list are the American Indian (Dances with Wolves), the mentally bereft (Awakenings), the Nisei interned during World War II (Come See the Paradise) -- noble victims all, and all seen through the dewy eyes...

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