Cinema: All Things to All Men

Last Year at Marienbad (Astor), written by Novelist Alain Robbe-Grillet, the prophet of The New Dehumanism that is currently fashionable in French letters, and directed by Alain Resnais, the 39-year-old Frenchman who made Hiroshima, Mon Amour (TIME, May 16, 1960), has been bruited about Europe as a masterpiece of the cinema of ideas. It won the grand prize at the Venice Film Festival, and went on to do a brisk business all over the continent. Released now in the U.S., it promises to become the intellectual sensation of the cinema year, and to judge...

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