How to Write Moving Picture Plays

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Atlas Publishing Company, 1914 - Motion picture plays - 26 pages
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Page 42 - The purpose of a dictionary is simply to explain the meaning of woids — the word being given, to find its signification, or the idea It is intended to convey. The object aimed at here Is exactly the converse of this : the Idea being given, to find the word or words by which that idea may be most fitly and aptly expressed.
Page 42 - ... any language, namely, a collection of the words it contains, and of the idiomatic combinations peculiar to it, arranged, not in alphabetical order, as they are in a dictionary, but according to the ideas which they express. The purpose of a dictionary is simply to explain the meaning of words — the word being given, to find its signification, or the idea it is intended to convey. The object aimed at...
Page 43 - ... constructive ability joined with dialogue which moves like an arrow ; if we find delicate and keen characterization, with a touch of genius in the choice of names; if we find poetic power which moves on easy wing — the gentle jailers of the writer are justified, and the gentle reader thanks their severity." Salt Lake Tribune: "The Plays are ten in number, all of goodly length. We prophesy great things for this gifted dramatist.
Page 43 - The Plays are ten in number, all of goodly length. We prophesy great things for this gifted dramatist." Bookseller, News Dealer & Stationer: "The dialogue is permeated with graceful satire, snatches of wit, picturesque phraseology, and tender, often exquisite, expressions of sentiment.
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Page 42 - I know just what I want to say, if I could only think of the proper words or phrases to express my ideas.
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Page 41 - The drawings, diagrams, and photographs used have been prepared especially for this work, and their instructive value is as great as the text itself. Mailed, postpaid, for $3.50 The Notion Picture Story A Textbook of Photoplay Writing By WM. LORD WRIGHT Editor of the Photoplaywrights...
Page 21 - Then there is that variation concerning which you speak, which varies about 50 percent, so it is impossible to tell just how long it will take to fill the dam on account of the constant flow that must be maintained down the river.
Page 11 - ... violent fights showing strangling, shooting, or stabbing, staggering drunkards, depraved or wayward women, rioting strikers, funerals, and all such scenes of a depressing or unpleasant nature.

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