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Continuous Performance

Source: Extracts from Dorothy Richardson, ‘Continuous Performance VIII’, Close Up vol. II no. 3, March 1928, reproduced in James Donald, Anne Friedberg and Laura Marcus (eds.), Close Up 1927-1933: Cinema and Modernism (London: Cassell, 1998), pp. 174-176 Text: Amongst the … Continue reading

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The Cinema

Source: The Cinema: Its Present Position and Future Possibilities (London: Williams and Norgate, 1917), pp. 198-201 Text: [Three South London schoolgirls were examined together]. 22. THE CHAIRMAN. How often do you go to the cinema? — I don’t go very … Continue reading

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The Cinema

Source: The Cinema: Its Present Position and Future Possibilities (London: Williams and Norgate, 1917), pp. 209-201 Text: 23. THE CHAIRMAN. What do you like best at the cinema? — All about thieves. 24. The next best? — Charlie Chaplin. 25. … Continue reading

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The Diaries of Evelyn Waugh

Source: Michael Davie (ed.), The Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1976) Text: Saturday 31 January 1931 Went to Indian cinema with commercial traveller. Old Charlie in transition stage Keystone – Goldrush. Polishes his nails before meals. Food … Continue reading

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Tell Me Grandpa

Source: Josef Morrell, Tell Me Grandpa (Easthill Brauton, Devon: Merlin Books, 1981), pp. 99-101 Text: However low were the family’s finances, most parents tried to afford one penny for each of their children to visit the local cinema on Saturday … Continue reading

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