Show Business: How to Make Movies

A movie camera can be candid when it is hidden behind one-way glass and supported by hidden microphones. It can also be candid if it is simply turned on and left running until the people who are being photographed get bored and go about their business as if the camera were not there. This technique has been used by Manhattan's Sextant Inc. to make one of the most expensive and unusual documentary TV shows ever done. It is called Inside the Movie Kingdom—1964 and is scheduled to be broadcast this week on NBC (Friday, March 20, 9:30-11 E.S.T.).

Sextant's six crews spent...

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