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The New Wave

To the Editor:

Richard Grenier’s article on the French New Wave [“The Aging of the New Wave,” February] is, quite simply, the best piece of film criticism I have seen. Ironically, just as I had finished reading it, the newspaper and television reviews of The Last Metro started appearing—almost all with the same super-positive view of the film. In the face of this run-with-the-pack psychology, I do hope that Mr. Grenier’s article is widely read.

A. James Rudin
New York City

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