The Sticking Place

Wexler’s Version of Violence

Louise Sweeney
Christian Science Monitor
, 22 September 1969

Medium Cool is the first feature film to focus on the impact of television on society. That focus is deep; it deals with the violence that corrodes the American scene today and that TV radiates each night on its news programs. Medium Cool is like a cinéma-vérité version of the Walker Commisssion Report on what happened at the Democratic convention last year, a version which has its own private hero and heroine and tragedy.

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