Cinema: Losing Big


Directed by Roger Spottiswoode

Screenplay by Ron Shelton

and Clayton Frohman

A freelance photographer is covering a revolutionary war in the Third World. Among his many expectations of discomfort, danger and the constant threat of death, he dares harbor only one decent hope: that in some unlikely 250th or 500th of a second his shutter will open and shut and almost by accident freeze an image that will make some human sense out of the anguish to which he is the world's paid witness.

A post-Hemingway adventurer like Russel Price (Nick Nolte) does not, of course, permit himself to articulate such aspiring...

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