Milos Forman trudges through the movie as if every step were a major contribution to art, and he keeps the audience hooked the same way people were hooked by Hollywood’s big, obvious, biographical epics.
Protected: 2001: Odissea nello Spazio [Riedizione] – Rassegna stampa italiana
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