The Forum Volume 64

The Forum Volume 64

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...comes movie "literature." Did you ever read a storied movie drama? We have heard of the lament: "Oh, dear, if the movies could only talk!" They do--in the movie magazine. Lo the poor author! What a task to Actionize a movie. The productions of the movie-setto-fiction author recall the dynamics of Nick Carter, the Penny Awful, and the lurid Dime Novel of other days, except that the movie fictionizer has not attained the literary skill of the incognito author of the secretly read Nicks and Bertha Clays. Embryo fictionists who haven't learned their scales are offered a field of practice in the movie-setto-fiction market. There are no literary standards to impede the free exercise of the imagination. The screen dramatis personae are silent and any latitude of ingenuity is permissible. Making them talk is the thing--a "stunt" in literary ventriloquism. Nick Carter and Bertha Clay and the English "tuppennies" and the Family Library may be perused with profit by aspirants of movies-set-to-fiction authors in embryo. Let us not lament. Perhaps moviefiction will stimulate its votaries to read something else later on. Making the People Over DR. WILBUR F. CRAFTS is in the business of "reforming" the world. He wants the reforming business "endowed," with permanent headquarters co-operating with a training school to turn out professional reformers; to standardize reform literature. He even wants to reform the churches. He wants the 18th Amendment to apply to American citizens traveling in foreign countries. He wants people to stay married, or, if divorce is granted, a standardized law for every State. Dr. Crafts is an enemy of cigarettes, gambling, and desires movie censorship. He wants the...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768574
  • 9781236768575