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Excerpt from Films, Facts and Forecasts
The motion picture, by its very essence as a visual art, is as universal as sight itself. Because it is recognised by all peoples, the figure of Man in its many phases and aspects should be the sole subject-matter of cinema plays, made in whatever country the accidents of life may have placed the creative artists.
Mr. Fawcett's pages, read in manuscript here in New York City, reveal his full comprehension of this highly essential point at the outset of his approach to appraisal of the cinema in its larger meanings. Further, his words disclose a genuine sympathy for the art of the motion picture and a wholesome concern for the ultimate establishment of the film-industry on a basis of sound values.
The people who have devoted their lives to develop ment of the cinema could not possibly have been held to the virtual slavery of their self-imposed tasks by the love of gold alone. Long ago they had amassed suffi cient wealth to sustain them in mutton and ale the rest of their natural lives. There must have been, must be, a fascination that radiates from the magic of celluloid, arousing the amateur spirit in men and women comprised in their totality so largely of a sector that admits itself with disarming frankness to be wholly commercial in objective.
It has been from the film itself, a device offering constant provocation to the imagination and senses of rhythm and colour, that the sheer strength and crude grandeur of the motion-picture industry have come.
A giant of limitless power has been reared, so huge that no one quite knows what to do with it.
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publisher: Forgotten Books (May 21, 2017)
isbn: 0259833177, 978-0259833178,
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