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Monday, March 3, 2014

Resnais and 'Hiroshima'

The great French director has died--too late to be included in the usual Oscar tribute--and you knew, of course, that I would focus on one of his classic films, Hiroshima, Mon Amour.  Few may know that thanks to the U.S. suppression of filmed images from the atomic cities after the war--see my Atomic Cover-up book--most Americans had not seen any footage of Japanese victims.  Resnais somehow obtained a few minutes of buried footage and inserted a bit of it in his film.  Not much, and not many Americans saw in the 1950s, but at least something.  Here's the trailer:

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