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WHEN I FIRST HEARD THAT Ivory and Merchant were coming out with another film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, I was excited. When all the early reviews were very favorable, my anticipation mounted. However, there was still theJENKINS TEST. What would Mark Jenkins have to say? I read his review on Thursday (Film,11/5). It was negative, negative, and still more negative. I then knew that The Remains of the Day had to be a classic. When I saw it two days later, everyone in my party loved it. The JENKINS TEST worked again!

Bill Hussar, Adams Morgan