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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 1. March 4, 1953


I love going to the pictures, talking and arguing about pictures and writing about pictures. I am not a frustrated journalist on a daily newspaper pushed into the job of film critic by a desperate editor. I applied for this Salient position hoping to persuade its readers to the same enthusiasm that I have. I want people to think about the cinema, and at the same time get more enjoyment out of it. A cricket broadcast is more entertaining to those who know something of the game.

I want to get rid of this misconception; that films are merely Saturday night entertainments. Two types of students say that: Philistines and the offspring of picture-theatre managers. The offspring are probably suffering from a heriditary complaint so there's nothing much I can do about them. But I will warn the Philistines that I'm in for the attack.