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Salient: An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 12, No. 3, April 6th, 1949.

Are We Too Pure?

Are We Too Pure?

This seems a pretty strange sort of heavy-handed censorship to us. We hear that a group of MPs who wanted to make up their own minds about the thing, were similarly turned down—apparently, though "Brighton Rock" is good enough for the general population of England, even our MPs aren't adult enough to see it! What's wrong with the thing? Is it so bad as all that? The Catholic film weekly "Focus" (January, 1948) had no comments to make on its morals: it was "not milk for babes," but it was certainly "well made." On the whole, the author seemed to think that it was a closer approach to what he was trying to say than any film so far made of his books. And Greene is admittedly one of the best of our novelists. The Boulting brothers, who made the film, were responsible for "Thunder Rock" and a number of other fine films; they too are among the top flight in their profession. Yet the result isn't even fit for the pure minds of NZ audiences. Strange, isn't it?

Lord knows where the morals of this country would be If we didn't have such a nice kind censorship to look after them.

Special General Meeting

In Gymnasium, 8 P.M., Thursday, April 7 To Discuss the Association's Affiliation with the World Federation of Democratic Youth. All students are urged to attend.

H. C. Evison. Hon. Sec.