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Mike Ni­chols’ 1970 adap­ta­tion of Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel about the in­san­ity of war and cor­po­rate greed in Amer­ica might be a case of a lot of great scenes not quite equat­ing to a great movie. But in ret­ro­spect, much of it works, in­clud­ing the un­nerv­ing si­lence (Ni­chols opted to not use a sound­track), the com­plex mas­ter shots, and the across-the-board ex­cel­lence of the cast, in­clud­ing Alan Arkin (as the one sane man in a world of cra­zies), Martin Bal­sam, Jon Voight, Or­son Welles, Buck Henry (who wrote the script), Richard Ben­jamin, and the hi­lar­i­ously dead­pan Charles Grodin. Plays at 2:45 p.m. Sun­day, Oct. 24, as part of the Santa Fe Film Fes­ti­val; Q & A with Ben­jamin and ac­tress Paula Pren­tiss fol­lows. Rated R. 122 min­utes. Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, Santa Fe. (Robert Nott) See story, Page 42. HERE­AFTER Clint East­wood takes a look at the thorny ques­tion of whether there’s any­thing on the far side of the Great Di­vide in this trip­tych of sto­ries fea­tur­ing a near-death sur­vivor (Cé­cile de France), a psy­chic (Matt Da­mon),

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