Cinema: Lunatic of Manhattan

Had A.A. Milne written Don Quixote, he might have come up (and down) with They Might Be Giants. Then he would have destroyed it; Milne was a decent chap. They Might Be Giants was written by James Goldman (The Lion in Winter) and directed by Anthony Harvey (same lion, same winter). They have little mercy, less philosophy and no plot worth the name.

A wealthy jurist, Justin (George C. Scott) goes insane when his wife dies and fancies himself Sherlock Holmes, complete with Inverness coat, underslung pipe and austere vanity. His brother-in-law tries...

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