Cinema: Him Tarzan, Him Great

Disney's animators triumph by turning the ape-man into a questing kid with a surfer's agility and an identity crisis

Bill Clinton is a canny player of political poker. In criticizing movies for their grossness, as he has in the wake of Littleton and other teen tragedies, Clinton is playing his Dan Quayle card. It's not the wrong card, but it is a low one. You can ask for movies to be gentler, a tiny bit more attentive to the power of the repeated image over the young. But after criticizing what's there, think about what's missing. Can we please have a little grandeur and depth in movies? Not of armies on parade or edifying soap operas, but of stories that...

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