The Moving Picture World Volume 25

The Moving Picture World Volume 25

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... the high standard of music in English picture houses, the space might have been used for something better. The Rex Beautiful theater was especially aggrieved because Kenneth E. Runkel, organist, was just finishing his fourth twelve-week engagement of "playing the pictures" with operatic music. The organ at the Rex has great resources and, as Mr. Runkel put it, it was not necessary to use "the popular song which is a ballad, over or hypersentimentalized," or "a Bertha M. Clay tone poem." He also asserted that "the Rex patrons do not have the classical music thrust down unwilling throats, but enjoy that kind of music that is and always has been the most popular and for beautified by music written expressly for this one purpose," he explained. "Therefore in opera music we find that which depicts every atmosphere, emotion and dramatic climax. And since drama, although artificial, in many ways is a reflection or studied mirroring of life, opera music is a tonal mirroring of life or human nature. This is the reason operatic music is and can be enjoyed by those who love music, but have no technical knowledge. "Thus with this kind of music one is most successful in enveloping the picture with a musical atmosphere; grand opera for the drama and comic opera for the comedy. There are many other sources from which one can draw but operatic music comprises most of the music used." MINNESOTA BRIEFS. D. A. Strobl, of Kelly.Lake, has taken a two-year lease on the Bijou at Culleth. "Bud" Williams will be local manager. Bosel & Weise, who operate the Empress theater in Crosby, have started a new motion picture show at Cuyuna. The Othello theater at Eveleth was condemned by the city...
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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979419
  • 9781236979414