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The Paragon of the Cinema
An Espousal of Standardization
white playin' eavedropper down at NEWELL BEBOUT society. A true emotion becomes
the Union the other night, I over warp and invariably turns sour.
heard, five men discussing the art ofisecondly, the conventional ending i-
motion pictures. All of the fellows This conception of standardization have never experienced those rae presses upon the minds of te aud-
were good-looking; they seemed to of ides seems to e a thorn in te treats ourselves. fence the necessity of similarity and
be endowed with at least average l side of some people; ut it should i! In the movies we have 'actuai-m" repetition shich is the very essence
University-student intelligence and' not he. 'lhe old idea oftian s tlb in place of realism.' We gie th of efficiency. The movie is a great
they nade remarks about as follows'.center of the iniverse has passed pictures the weiht of actual occur-j social benefactor because it helps to
The movies are bad, because they ae itt oblivion, and the ness ideal is rece. We inibe their habits andI mould meu to fit this new world._
not artistic; they are commerctal . mankind The individuat is as-ays jetstoms tnonsciosisy; atd as Amti I have imentionedt above the fa
rather titan aesthetic; they idepict the mistaken; only society is right. in-i points out: 'to the conditct of lit'., itsaI owerul emotion is inimical to
most awful sentimentalism and se-! stead o achi of us woring out isc. habits count for nore than ma'ims'Moioiern life and is therefore not found
dom if ever showv real enotion. Their owni salvation, we 'alt work togitter; because habit is a liviigmaim i bte in the movie; but I might sugget
main interest is plot, aiid thtus they antI this means that the race alone c otie flesh and instinct.'ITe ac' notter reason for te lack of it it
fail to edify us with sound philos-, matters. Society lives and that is ctsation therefore, that the noies" pictues. h rutitois iii alt forms of
ophy. They are nearly all alike, as sufficient. It is a great fallacy tti reqtie only passie appreititoi and crettion tre concentrate aid pur-
though theiy were machilne-maide. And thitnk that the intelligeiicandsoi lnkin" ri'-ctnsecuenty ietfectit-l in doing tiedt so that a very little bit ends to
finally, they never tell the truth, tand main is always nearer the Ti-uth; con good astnound. oiveriwelmt us. It hais often bieen re-
are as a rule itow'nright immnoral. sequently all tminishsouhiniik Alt to keeping with the " machitone-ade'in-arked that were "lamlet" presented
Nose these ideas are ioutrageous.! tf that intelligence implies is that onidtil" of the nodern worldnotioni to us dircty atter than iniirety
It sweie not for their astonisiingiI tre- !s-iwate ofhis ignorance. Tte ise55plitutnesi Iive--antitshouihI siienn;s i' i P threatoliSaesttae, eiv o
valence ol theautpus, lthey couid mati knows witITruth inot ut h'I" entioal coiing. Howeser fthigusit iould hb'r the tiain notsorrowe
e quicklty dismisseid; bml realt' they io s riit. knowr what 'Truthi is fi Iiheigt ar a the story, there muiit1 which it entails. to poetry and its
ore becomniig intellectual pets. "T'he itovies then by stamdardizing ideas 1 alays be a happy etdig (!. e. an: tfl: a ris emotion is cointnera ted.
Bad Art of the Movie" seens to re liy no imeans the eeoies of emrcee. Tis is good for two re-' by aesthetic deligt. Emtfion tenis
a favorite totpic of onversaion-bsitrutinss' tit are raller vttaries of sons: First, it drives sialloiv setit)Iioersvhem the self. Bit aesthetic
wvhy doesn't sonmeone come out andi progies'sine teyytfuthr tto'nent liaie Iy constant repetitious;{ delight is ntintig more ior less lhan
say- that they arenont art at all? Whetn geneoiis otertion. sant slalowsenaitimiint is the only. puro' egtisn. We lie a rhyme ora
the wortd''art" is i utdtonits orthiodox 'ITlii issentia characerisic of lh ii'Ilng which uceeds it a iiehaniat t(Continaud oitPage seen)
scon'e, the phra se "atistic iiovii"' is net-i 'rt iii the movie is that it is so-,
almo.st a contratdiction in termis. Alos -j vial rifter" tas iiiiviitial. That Is ____________
tes are not art; they are mOovis. Iii say'i i' took at mioies swih the
The trocible with such iiseits-otns i ntit tis'ids 'of petoe atitutdis,'
is fliat no idefinite viewpoint fr cit t eti"'as wiuscd o iatipreciae sto' Spring M/eans
cisitiis taken. We judge moies5 ' arditby hiselvec'csc, or at teastotiy
the santdarids of fifty years sgo tatdIinth le compnty of a frienid ot' so thte
it is nottwonider, that they thi not I'to;t siclcince itt this is that weue-no- Light L..unches
vs nw u htou raetilftit itrso uui iei h ais in belhoing that art is ti!-! very imostttidstf oumn life, tot as d es]adeenl ir s nytce mgs hsw ed t -Dainty salads
beonly wietherune is appreciation anid suchbniovies ntead of contettttinitg Cooling drinks
vsiie. Bitt 'uppose'voloes eattcat em. intWisiregoari tem ias adtditinal P sn tronig
they' has' ione right utnder our nttses:outioitnts miia'olay's elerietce atdPlantsro dis
wh'at then?. Is arc stilt at? No.it foriiget thettaccorodingly. 'Tle at- ___
is not. tot isl tyof the totvis tecones part!
We tre not tesatosenuu te.,'s'fout isisrtilifiislity, soil setlomiti
ints were', tr io is-i'think sittng u'v'i'ctapet'the shape ofthilstoicatilta
the snme ]tine.sotsthe hpeopile of teides 1^cantt taitse te theme T'Iuttls J.,i~ich Joor
toitdle ages. What wastf itpirt- torteItll the to'v ot the ni is-u'
ance to them is tot now inporant '-aw lst nigh; tnteit'a00 oescribe 333 Maynarl St. Soth of Majestic
oaw ran ive, thuen ' ohoeiaui tttheir tootsost t iiltiotiitle etouraoce or flt
art which wsaan expression of ter' oottot crtacti s'fe eonthougho _____w________
ideas? Only by ceasifng tot te our
se ies and by asumigano tsl:M 11ill[I~lil 111t~ltillllllttllllltl~l11iilttllililllltltg sit ''anti.11t too'lllilflit
aftitutde." Ve appreciate oancint t ,
whento ct as's e'os'totbelinodtuisi''us. stltet'
tosant change tur'surhto suituOur iniw
ife, us'stratishlte oots'ts'es inotoruon
i" ar ndth s us tinc uue otenso t
ili tnt. s ata iffat itJason and the Golden Fleece _
ittuiono tis heirust aru tofthe.tweesc
tiettictutsi'tis maou'liuoeutiiuie t oeus ou
this is tho u iiinerty oag. It !. i i
snot stantud'uiau'oI liuu'cuse humtians na-
tune hass tecomte si. Humans natuot
changes alontg uwit ies. Whenti Old Greek mythology ello us thec story of Jason and his band of Argonauts,
tiony'huiantourethoughthoi eeind who after countless trials and hardships, at last won the Golden Fleece-the
and actions take. andi this Is uieutt goal of their endeavors
involved in the tendences of ouransc Today there are thousands of modern Jasons who are seeking the Golden
ciety. Yes, moden art is that which
expresses 7923 tiunan nature. Fleece of Success. They truggle along, fighting bravely against overwhelm-
To be aure it s con. dereu hierusy ing odds. When Jason was in the midst of his difficultie he wan often aided by
o tell the froths about one's feligs*= his hardy crew orby the powers that were favorable to him. These modern
for tradtion is still a hatt antI chant
around or leg, but how many otis in Jasons would do well to remember that any legal means that would help them
our inner-most thoughts do not jotni hi us hudb mlyd
with Ram ide (tournont in his opn-i hi us hudb mlyd
ion of Leonrdo's masterpiese? I'= The modern bank is of prime importance to the young man of today who °
confe.ss," he says, "flat when I firs_ wishes to get ahead in the world. By judicious loans, by competent advice,
looked at Leonardo's; 'Mona fisa'I
was astonished. I had never seen; and by inculcating in them the habit of consistent thriftineso this bank is attempt-_
any woman with such a silly expres-_ ing to do ifs share in the asistance of its clients.
son." Leonardo would probably haye
satd to some of Mary Pickfordior0 An ever-increasing number of satisfied depositors is indicative of the actual
Lla Lee,au fsc bnigsrie
The movtes are arttstic when fleyvlu f uhCanigevie
approach nechanical perfection; when
they give way to fle mininmumtofo___
hunman personality; and when they
amuse us in the sanie ay that uane-

ing dolls and toy 'ir-planes amuso -
te children. ttis then that they innst
neaonly express the world as we bnoo e
li I "ThteBanIk of Friendly Sotuvfcc"
i~dtt tt c 'till ad x s ri _ __ __.a__ __ _ __ _ __ __ _ __.__ __ _ __ _ __ __ _ __

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