For those of us who remember the turmoil and the deception of the 1960s, Medium Cool (an iconic, journalistic phrase, if ever there was one!) stands out as a bravura performance by acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler.
Once upon a time, this film would have been considered incomprehensible to the general movie audience. So what’s going on when an experimental, radical film like “Medium Cool” can get this sort of exposure?
Even five years ago, most Hollywood movies insisted on stopping at B on their way from A to C. Directors were driven by a fierce compulsion to explain how the characters got out of that train and up to the top of the mountain.