Cold War: Ring-Around-the-Rockets

Apart from talking test ban, Moscow was talking movies. One Aleksei Ro manov, Russia's commissar of the cutting room, announced last week that even though Federico Fellini's 8½ had won first prize at the Moscow Interna tional Film Festival, it was far too pessimistic to be shown to the Russian peo ple. The criticism was unfair. The Fellini picture is all about a befuddled movie director who wants to dramatize the nuclear destruction of mankind but in stead surrenders himself to just loving everybody. "Let us all join hands," he cries as the whole cast dances...

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