Much as he denied it, Clyde Wells seemed to be following the script perfectly. For months it was rumored that he was on the verge of stepping down after 6½ turbulent years as premier of Newfoundland. Last week, the aloof, intellectual politician did just that, announcing that he would leave office as soon as his Liberal party picked a new leader, and would probably return to practising law.
1. II Postino A sentimental favorite, about a postman who befriends exiled poet Pablo Neruda on an Italian island. It has everything: wit, romance, poetry, politics and tragedy. Its young star, Massimo Troisi, died for his art, on the day after filming wrapped.
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