Review: John Huston’s Let There Be Light
This review is provided by guest contributor Nat Almirall. You can read more of Nat's writing at Frothygirlz and The Flickcast.
Perhaps the darkest of Huston’s war documentaries, Let There Be Light is a stark and frank look into the lives of war veterans suffering from mental illness. Filmed at Mason General Hospital in Long Island, it chronicles a wide spectrum of psychologically disturbed patients, their psychiatric treatments, and eventual recovery. Huston chose that location because it was then the largest such center in the East, and its officers, doctors, and even patients were willing to let themselves be filmed.
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