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THE LOST LANGUAGE OF THE CRANES

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THE LOST LANGUAGE OF THE CRANES Brian Cox, Eileen Atkins (1992, CBS/Fox, $89.98) Cox and Atkins are quietly brilliant as British parents who are the last to learn that their grown son is gay. To the mother, it’s a betrayal that alienates her from her only child. To the father, it’s a revelation that compels him to confront the fact that he too is gay. Based on David Leavitt’s 1986 novel, this BBC drama exquisitely observes the emotions of a family in transition. A- -MS