The Theatre of Science: A Volume of Progress and Achievement in the Motion Picture Industry

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Broadway publishing Company, 1914 - Actors - 378 pages
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Page xxviii - The great artist is he who goes a step beyond the demand, and, by supplying works of a higher beauty and a higher interest than have yet been perceived, succeeds, after a brief struggle with its strangeness, in adding this fresh extension of sense to the heritage of the race.
Page 116 - But vital art work comes always from a cross between art and life: art being of one sex only, and quite sterile by itself. Such a cross is always possible; for though the artist may not have the capacity to bring his art into contact with the higher life of his time, fermenting in its religion, its philosophy, its science, and its statesmanship...
Page 86 - No, I do not. . . . The stage is a development of centuries, based on certain fixed conditions and within prescribed limits. It is needless to point out what these are. The moving picture, although a growth of only a few years, is boundless in its scope and endless in its possibilities. . . . The conditions of the two arts being so different, it follows that the requirements are equally dissimilar.
Page 339 - ... is not the least of their troubles. Alternating current is not well suited for moving picture work, and under many conditions is almost intolerable, especially in the lower cycles, with its ceaseless flicker, as well as in the large number of instances in which the regulation is poor. Direct current with good regulation, at the proper voltage, and at a reasonable price, is ideal, but almost never obtainable. In most of the smaller cities, and many of the large ones as well, the station equipment...
Page 177 - THIRD PLEA. HE nineteenth century, though little more than half run out, will prove one of the most remarkable in the history of the world.
Page 4 - Goodwin patent was shortly afterward affirmed by the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. The Eastman Kodak Company has made a settlement after these twenty-six long years of litigation. The substantial cash payment made by the Eastman Kodak Company is in lieu of past damages, and covers a license permitting them to continue to manufacture cartridge films, pack films, and moving picture films under the Goodwin patent and process. In other words, this settlement which raises the widow of the Rev.
Page xxxv - People (1925), one of his last films. make for the commendable advance that is now so evident. To a great extent, the splendid advancement shown by the various picture interests during the past year is largely due to the entrance of the gentlemen who were so late in arriving, but, having arrived, proceeded to make it known in their truly characteristic way. It is well they are here, for it means that each and all must bend their utmost energies to the production of subjects and spectacles that will,...
Page 3 - Truly an extraordinary and deplorable condition of affairs! But who was to blame for it — Goodwin, or the five examiners who improperly deprived him of his rights during these eleven years?
Page 118 - His average salary was about $100 a week. He had been often promised more than this, but so unstable was the business procedure and often the engagements were so short and so varied that Bunny fairly jumped at the chance to enter the field which he had observed closely, and as he put it himself, "Either I must make good on the screen or else starve to death.
Page 7 - COMPANY. To give an idea of how impossible it is to manufacture a film that does not infringe the Goodwin patent and process, we quote again from the decision of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals : Claim 10 covers the film support as a new article of manufacture, and the other claims cover the process by which the pellicle is produced. An examination of the first claim will demonstrate sufficiently the various steps of the Goodwin process for making a transparent, flexible, photographic...

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