Theatrical Movies

Farber, Manny
February 1944
New Republic;2/14/44, Vol. 110 Issue 7, p211
Presents information on the classification of movies as theatrical or non-theatrical. Grouping of movies as a theatrical one if the events are not treated as spontaneous, unalterable happenings witnessed by an impersonal camera; Difference between a theatrical and non-theatrical film; Reference to Alfred Hitchcock's movies and their classification as theatrical and non-theatrical; Opinion that the fascination of the motion picture "Lifeboat" or "Casablanca" lies in a visual fact, that of watching vital and invigorating-looking people.


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