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A couple of seats at a good picture house cost comparatively little but give a generous return in the shape of freshened minds and freedom from the worries that even the best regulated homes cannot always avoid.
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A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself. It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening; it gives a change from the surroundings of home, however pleasant.
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Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere.
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After the war, in which I served as a pilot in the Air Force, I took up films.
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As the growth of the film industry has progressed from humble beginnings to its present important position, the play has prospered.
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Behind the footlights there is always the applause, which stimulates the actors. On the screen it is a different matter.
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British girls are as temperamental as Americans.
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Every blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter.
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I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.
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It has been argued that British girls are incapable of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament. This, I am positive, is not true.
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Love-making is an art which must be studied.
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Television, they say, will permit a person to be entertained at home, without the effort of going to a picture house, without the trouble of booking seats, without the presence of other people.
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The average person is gregarious; there is something in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.
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The beautiful heroine might be thinking, How long must I bury my face on this wretched man's shoulder? Such is not the always the case, but quite often it is.
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The cinema is an institution nowadays, with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures.
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The crowd may be influenced easily, largely because it is a crowd.
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The inconvenience, the glaring lights, the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than a real mastery of love technique.
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The love scene must be repeated and repeated, with the camera and without, until our weary nerves are at breaking point!
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The one and only time I have had my fortune told, everything came true, and I hesitate to repeat the experience.
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The pictures are designed to portray human emotions, good and evil, fine and tawdry; and it is no wonder that their appeal is so universal.
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The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness, the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors.
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There are very few misanthropes, thank goodness!
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There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that speaks of entertainment and relaxation. The charming surroundings, good music, and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
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There's something Vichy about the French.
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Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having.
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We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty of even the crude films of the early days would provide a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.
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When the cinematograph first made its appearance, we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered.
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Whenever I am asked if I go to hear my Fortune told, I invariably reply, No. I don't go because I don't believe in it-I believe in it too much!
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You cannot isolate yourself from the crowd - even if you want to.
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