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LEGENDS OF THE FALL

I always look forward to your seasonal movie-preview issues, and the recent fall ’97 preview issue (#393/394, Aug. 22/29) did not disappoint. The articles and summaries were great, and they made me very excited about getting into the theaters in the coming months. Thanks a bunch for all of the info!
JAY BREAUX
Austin, Tex.

Your fall movie Preview was fantastic — great work. However, while your ”Oscar Watch” segments were delightful, I think you overlooked a true supporting-actor contender — President Bill Clinton as himself in Contact. I mean, if Hillary can win a Grammy, why not give Bill an Oscar?
DONNA L. PETERS
Richmond

Thanks EW for the Fall Movie Preview! As a mother of two children and an avid moviegoer, it is incredibly helpful to get a brief synopsis of the movies coming out and your take on them. My husband and I only get to go to one or two films a month, and let me tell you, when you only get to see one — you want it to be the right one. Thanks, EW, for a great preview!
RHONDA APPENZELLER
Mesquite, Tex.

As I was reading the ”If I Ran Hollywood…” sidebar, I came across the comment by Jennifer Love Hewitt: ”I’d tell everybody to stop making it all about money and names. I’ve lost so many parts because my name isn’t Claire Danes or Liv Tyler.” Excuse me, could it be, Ms. Hewitt, that you don’t quite have the talent yet that Claire Danes or Liv Tyler does? Jeez, talk about jealousy….
CHANDRA JORDAN
Marion, Iowa

I just wanted to write and let you know that your Fall Movie Preview was excellent (as usual). But how could you not put that picture of Steven Seagal and his guitar on the cover? I’m not really sure what the hell is going on in that picture, but that has got to be the funniest movie of the year. I’m laughing already.
JOHN ZUMWALT
Springfield, Mo.

Once again you have released the most cumulative Fall Movie Preview around, but one question: Whose body has Bridget Fonda’s head been placed on? I am a fan of the very talented and attractive, yet not-quite-so-voluptuous Ms. Fonda and have never seen her carry so much up front.
KENNETH TIRANNO
Woodside, N.Y.

Are those ”stunt breasts” that Bridget Fonda is sporting in that excellent bikini top on your Fall Movie Preview cover?
DOUG FARLEY
Bloomsburg, Pa.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We received so much mail concerning Bridget Fonda’s ”enhancement” on our Fall Movie Preview cover that we thought we would set the record straight. According to her stylist for the photo shoot, Fonda’s bikini was padded with gel packs; for Bridget’s role as a Malibu beach babe in Jackie Brown, the stylist wanted ”her breasts to look like headlights.” Mission accomplished, but no, Fonda has not joined the ranks of the surgically augmented.

CORRECTIONS: John Ridley is the executive producer of U-Turn (Cover). Fleetwood Mac’s ”The Chain” was written by the entire group (Music).