The Pantomime and the Picture.

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    • Abstract:
      The motion picture is like Topsy; it "jes' growed." It grew up in an atmosphere of contempt and abuse and it is therefore not surprising that even its finest achievements still show traces of this unfavorable environment. Left to itself without any critical guidance or any craftsman tradition, it was at first only natural that it should follow the path of least resistance. The motion picture began by being imitative and sought to achieve the same excellence that had ennobled the theater, without stopping to question whether it could successfully make these excellences its own.