Cinema: The Eyes Have It

"The cinema is changing. Unless audiences catch up, they will be left behind. The onus is not on the artist; he is merely the sensitive antenna. It is we who must learn to read him."

With this hard-slung pebble for the Philistines, Director Amos Vogel of the New York Film Festival last week opened the fourth annual session of the most prestigious U.S. cinema congress. In a way, the pebble ricocheted. Too many of the far-out films shown at this year's festival tried hard to be difficult but just turned out dull. Too many others...

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