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Picks and Pans Review: Golden Oldies

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>MURMUR OF THE HEART This remains a boy’s own story that Hollywood would never touch: a comedy about an adolescent’s incestuous rendezvous with his mother. The rerelease of this challenging, surprisingly charming 1971 film confirms that French director Louis Malle is a master of tone.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS A. Scott Berg’s exhaustive biography Goldwyn says the storied film producer spent his final years repeatedly watching one of his finest creations: this 1939 classic. Director William Wyler’s film, with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon as Emily Bronte’s tragic lovers, is currently enjoying a 50th-birthday revival, and it’s easy to see how the bittersweet romance obsessed that Hollywood lion in winter.