Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:03 pm

This one tickled my funny bone! :lol:
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:23 pm

Yes, a little psychology might have worked! :lol:

What are "slats"? Ribs, maybe?

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:23 pm

Maybe it's slang for "sides". It's very strange!
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:33 am

Here is an interesting one page article that mentions Sarah Bernhardt and the reception of her photoplays. I kind of think that she wasn't that good in the first place, but in a world where it wasn't possible for millions of people to go to the theaters to see her in stage plays like they do now, the reviews were extremely powerful. What do you think?

A Word About Celebrated Stars in Photoplays
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:49 pm

Interesting--the writer really kind of disses Bernhardt, doesn't he? She's in it for the money, in other words. I thought he was going in the direction of offering the thought that actors who have made film their specialty are superior to stage actors in photoplays. But then he mentions the other stage actors whom he believes might make a better impression than Bernhardt.

Everytime I read one of these articles, it makes me so much want to go back and live in that era—for so many reasons. :cry:

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:17 pm

I agree! I'd like to "get" fully how it was for them.
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:06 pm

This is the longest acrostic poem I have ever seen, I think! 4 lines for each letter in the words Picture Players. WHEW! This was in February 1913 Motion Picture Story Magazine.
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:47 am

That's a good one. I like the "P is for players not mentioned here." :D

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