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Warren Spratley's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

The rhythmic, musical persistence of cultural/scientific progress, its often incongruous relationship to economics. The white suit "wearing" Alec Guiness, his own concept quite literally overshadowing his physiognomy, is one of the most striking images the cinema has given us. Capitalist curtailment is conveyed as nothing less than death incarnate. The dichotomy between innovation & market balance is irresolvable.