TheBlackRabbitofInlé wrote:Reviso wrote:PLAYWRIGHT wrote:In actor Michael Caine’s autobiography, “What’s It All About”, he describes in several pages his early work in the BBC, and how he briefly worked with the editorial unit charged with editing and manipulating Holocaust movies, such as looping the sequence where bulldozers bury bodies at Belsen so that it looks like more bodies are there than there are. If I remember correctly, he gives the names of the editors.
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During my time at Peak Films I had one experience that was to have a profound effect on me. Mr Frieze had been a colonel in the army and at the end of the war he had been the military censor who had made the then very difficult decision to release in the public newsreels the films of the concentration camps at Belsen, Auschwitz and Dachau. I had seen brief newsreel snippets of these many times in the cinema and found them very upsetting but I reasoned Hitler was dead, and it was all over and best forgotten. One day at the office we were discussing this matter and I remember saying how horrifying it all was and the guy who ran the projector said that what they had released was nothing compared with what they had decided to hold back. Mr Frieze had kept an uncensored copy and this he ran for us. I sat and watched in stunned disbelief as this record of obscenity unreeled, until I knew that I was going to be sick. Just before I ran out, my last thought was about the boys that I went to school with at Hackney Down Grocers. I wondered how many of the corpses on the piles flickering in front of me had been called Maurice.Michael Caine, What's It All About?, London: Arrow, 1993, pp.57-59.
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