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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 29, No. 14. 1966.

Film Reviews Confusing

Film Reviews Confusing

Sir,—"Salient top paper"— congratulations! However I do think that the judges can't have taken Rex Benson's film reviews into account. Things like "intellectual systemisation." which may have great meaning to cinema fiends are incomprehensible to people such as myself who, like most students, just appreciate and enjoy the occasional good movie that comes this way.

Mr. Benson would be utilising his obvious enthusiasm and knowledge far more profitably If he wrote 200 words or so on one film at a time without worrying about what "auteur" means. It would be good so see him review a film which he has actually seen and which his readers have seen or will be able to see. Then we might see some comprehensible, useful film reviewing in your Top Paper.

Philip Burgess

[Selection of review topics is at the complete discretion of Mr. Benson.—Ed.]