Cinema: Bloody Palette

Atlantis, the Lost Continent (Galaxy; M-G-M), is a mythical, mid-Atlantic kingdom that, according to Plato, existed 115 centuries ago. before it rolled over and sank to the bottom of the sea. The legend lived on to tempt some 25,000 novelists, historians and playwrights to mention it or conjecture about it; but Hollywood has strangely looked the other way. Now much-Oscared George Pal, the cinema's ace conjurer of cosmic cataclysm (War of the Worlds, When Worlds Collide), has re-created this crazy continent, given it a colossal blood bath and sunk it again. In the...

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