Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 1, No. 1. March 9, 1938
Zenith or Zero. — The Zola Film
Zenith or Zero.
The Zola Film.
A film that has for its aim the portrayal of Zola's struggle for truth yet which flagrantly distorts what actually occurred.
A film which is dripping with sentiment like a leaky spout.
A film with some fine sustained overacting.
A film whose emotional crescendo is dependent upon the numbing of the onlooker's critical conscience.
A film which will be a box-office prodigy because people like "Uplift." especially when it's made-to-measure and wrapped up in pretty paper.