Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 3. 1962.
From the amount of advance publicity lavishly scattered around the city, I had hoped that Cinema Week was going to feature some outstanding and offbeat films. But to an unbiassed observer, it seems that it is just a name tacked on to a week of ordinary releases. No one could believe that Exodus, The Queen's Guard, Fanny, The Innocents, The Outsider, and The Day The Earth Caught Fire constitute outstanding entertainment. The Paramount holds out hope with Julien Duvivier's House of Lovers, an adaptation of Zola's Pot-Bouille, but I suspect the "Cinema Week" of being nothing more than an afterthought on someone's part.
In Auckland, the Arts festival showed Bergman's The Magician and The Virgin Spring. The Sanders directed Crime and Punishment, U.S.A. is due for early release and Two Women is screening. Why couldn't we have had these instead?