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By GUHA SHAN&AR
Donald Sutherland's portrayal of a Germany-spy
during World War II England is im
peccable in the Eye of the Needle and is
guaranteed to make everyone forget his role
in "Ordinary People." As the coldly, mur
derous Henry Faber, Sutherland's perfor
mance lends new dimensions to the word cal
culating and transcends, the uneven script.
After watching Needle, one has the feel
ing of-having sat through two movies instead
of one The first hour moves rapidly as
Faber's cover is blown and he is forced into,
some messy murders to stay a step ahead of
British intelligence. Faber is then ship
wrecked on a desolate piece of rock aptly
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named Stomt" JsJand while attempting to
contact a Cerm'art submarine with informa
tion about all fed plans for D-Day. The story
abruptly slows dowrf here as Faber meets
the only residents of the island a crippled
ex-fighter pilot (Christoper Cazenove), his
beautiful wife (Kate Nelligan) and their soa
Sutherland and Nelligan discover their
mutal attraction for each other as the story
moves toward the final confrontation.
The story, which is adapted from Ken
Folletfs best-selling novel of the same
name, has one problem it tries to do too
much at once. Part of the movie is a chase
sequence with the British closing in on f aber
who has to employ his quick knife to avoid
capture. The other half of the movie is a
character study of two lonely people drawn
together by a need for relief from self
imposed isolation. Both ideas work well
separately but they don't work nearly as well
when welded together. Stanley Mann's
, screenplay should . have concentrated on
one aspect and stuck with it but trying to
capture both ideas, it comes up wanting.
Sutherland's understated performance
more than makes up for the lack of direction
in the movie, however. One can never be
sure what he's planning and even when he
smiles his eyes convey an image of deadly
watchfulness. The photography is also
handled very nicely and, with Sutherland's
help, manages to bring an air of sad menace
to the screen. .
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'WHY. DO THZ HHATH3J RAGS?'
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Jcnsh ran sway from Cod's commendmsnt On btlng brought fce to fact with tha fact thst his
dlscbedlsnca wss the causa of a convulsion cf nature, a e!snn et era, end the wind end waves
would destroy the ship end Its cargo cf human beinjs es vezll z. rrctsr izl things, h Jud;t:i hSmsff
worthy cf dssth end esksd to ba thrown ovartosrdl Jucfsd hlTi2;:f wsrthy to 3, end Inslstsd tha
ssntanca ba carried out! Is not this tha sxpcrlsnca cf evsry soul thst has besn convlctod cf sin by
tha Holy Spirit? Indaad, It Is! Christ tsid tha Comforter, Tha Kc!y Eplrlt would convict tha world f
sin, tlhtsousrms, and judmant! John 1S:7, etc ; -
It Coesnt taka long to read tha Bock cf Jon&h, but bawara lest tha wisdom cf men fooilshnass
with God cast you out Into a rising saa and wind and waves cf unbsilsf and you era ewsHowad
up In tha bSJy of "Thet Cid Ssrpant, cal'ad tha Dsvll, and Sstan, which dact-ivsth tha whet,') world."
Only .tha records cf Ctarnlty wi raves!, how msny souls era In hl! bcsus9 they ttj5r.t,!sd In
unbeiief, wera swallowed up and landad in tha bc"y of Tha Crest Drson b-scsusa thsy could not
bs"3va God A!m?-;ty could work a tnu!! rnlrst! Illca this!
God prasarvad Jonah snd kept him a.:ve in ths bel!y cf Lha fish. In his prsysr cf repentanca whn
Joneh ssld: "I '.11L PAY THAT THAT I HAVE VOV.TD. SALVATION 13 CF TK2 LCPA" then It was
that "TV.2 LCr,D SPAKE UNTO THE FCH, Af43 IT VOMITED CUT JC'IAH UPON CHY LAf .D." Aftar
his dc:yranca th first messaa thet cam to Jonah from Tha Lord was: Go to KInaveh end do
.;t I tcid you to do." Kinavch was a grast city cf thrta Csy J?urny. Jcnsh rr.sia cna dys
lournsy, crylns: "YET FCHTY DAYS. AND M".-YEH SMALL C2 OVrnn5nOV.T;r Than th2n;$
be;sn to happen, from tha KL13 on down to tha btasts!
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. tha men whojudjad himsaif worthy cf tiasth for dlaobadlanoa to Cod, tha wickedness cfKCaav&h
' w3 overthrown, end they wsra eparad tha pronouncsd Judsnent cf God.
Tha mm cf Kinsvch nava shown us tha wsy to eveld Judsmants end chanja L'nrs."CJT AS FOa
fc!2 AfiD fcJY KOUS2, Y.2 WILL SERVE THE LCHD," et-'d Joshua, 24:t 5.
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