Cinema: Documentary Films

As a medium of entertainment, the cinema's development has been fast if faulty. As a means of recording history, its development has been practically negligible. Outside of THE MARCH OF TIME and exceptional newsreel shots, the cinema has largely failed to record most of the great events of the last decade. Last week, the simultaneous release of two documentary films served to suggest the possibility that the cinema in general might at last be waking up to its non-fiction possibilities.

Crisis concerns last summer's developments in Czechoslovakia. Photographed by Alexander Hackenschmied, assembled by Herbert Kline, with an accompanying commentary written by Vincent...

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