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"1492" is Visually Beautiful but "Stupefying"

Just in time for Columbus Day, Paramount is releasing 1492: Conquest of Paradise, starring Gerard Depardieu as the legendary navigator and directed by Ridley Scott, who made Alien, Blade Runner, and Thelma and Louise. Film critic Stephen Schiff has this review.

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Other segments from the episode on October 7, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 7, 1992: Interview with Mark Perry; Interview with Derrick Bell; Review of the film "1492: Conquest of Paradise."

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