Bentley, Eric
January 1955
New Republic;1/24/55, Vol. 132 Issue 4, p29
Entertainment Review
The article focuses on two plays: "Sidestreet Story" and "Filumena Marturano," by Eduardo De Filippo. A purist would hold that plays should probably not be filmed at all and, if they are, should be completely assimilated to the cinematic art, so that, in the end the question to be asked would be: "Is it a good film?" and "Is it faithful to the play?" would be a question not to be asked. All plays of course contain much dialogue that is there for dramaturgic reasons, which, on the screen, will no longer obtain; it must be cut. The dialogue that cannot be cut is the part, which is either crucial to the drama or commendable in itself.


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