Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:27 pm

donnie wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:18 pm
I wonder what she meant by making a love scene appear "foolish" —?
I think she meant that love scenes often look unnatural and idiotic, but her favorite does a good job in making it look real.
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:40 pm

I thought this was an exceptional poem that flows perfectly in the classic way.
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:41 am

It's a well-written poem, but I am confused a little by the meaning of the last two stanzas. Is she comparing life to a movie?

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:17 am

donnie wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:41 am
Is she comparing life to a movie?
Yes!
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:52 am

What a weird one. A little creepy. July 1913.
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:12 pm

Hmmm...yes, that's an odd one. At first I just assumed she was playing a merry, innocent prank, but... hmmm.

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:53 pm

donnie wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:12 pm
Hmmm...yes, that's an odd one. At first I just assumed she was playing a merry, innocent prank, but... hmmm.
What's confusing is the thing is called 'her brother'. Is it the boy speaking? How did the 'beau' reach him if he was on the other side?
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:46 pm

Ohhhh...you know, I didn't even notice the title. Yes, that does make it stranger. And no, I don't know how he would have reached his hand on the other side. :shock:

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:12 pm

I wonder how the actors and actresses truly felt about reading verses about them from strangers, especially those of this caliber. They literally got thousands of love letters from perfect strangers. Here's one for Earle Williams. The contest that is mentioned on top is another Popular Players Contest, which I'll blog about when I get to the final results issue. :)
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:40 pm

:o Dang... Well, I think she's in love. She was actually a pretty good poet, but to pile that much adoration in verse on a celebrity—it seems kind of odd. Yes, I wonder what he thought, if he ever read it. :?:

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