Tag Archives: Metropolis (1927)

A Tear for Lycidas

Source: Dorothy Richardson, ‘Continuous Performance: A Tear for Lycidas’, Close Up vol. VII no. 3, September 1930, pp. 196-202 Text: During last year’s London season we saw and heard one Talkie, Hearts in Dixie and wrote thereof in Close Up … Continue reading

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The Journals of Arnold Bennett

Source: Arnold Bennett, journal entry 3 August 1927, in Newman Flower (ed.), The Journals of Arnold Bennett: 1921-1928 (London: Cassell, 1933) Text: Wednesday, August 3rd. Went to see the “Metropolis” film at the Élite theatre. Sickening sentimentality. Many good effects, … Continue reading

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Little Wilson and Big God

Source: Anthony Burgess, Little Wilson and Big God (London: Heinemann, 1987), pp. 103-106 Text: But, in 1929, the fascination with radio was nothing to the great innovation in the cinema. ‘Have you heard The Singing Fool yet?’ Eric Williams asked … Continue reading

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