Show Business: A Battle Over Justice

It happens, in films, to the very best. Indeed, it happens especially to the very best, because they are the ones least willing to compromise. A director who dismisses the countless suggestions of his financial backers risks alteration—and frequently mutilation—of his work.

Twenty minutes of Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger (TIME, April 14) were deleted before its American release. Currently, a new work by Marcel Ophuls is being re-edited and thoroughly reworked. The Memory of Justice, a meticulous and moving examination of the Nuremberg war trials, was made with the same stringent conscience and...

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