1. 10

    When the cinematograph first made its appearance, we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered.

  2. 9

    After the war, in which I served as a pilot in the Air Force, I took up films.

  3. 8

    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.

  4. 7

    I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.

  5. 6

    Behind the footlights there is always the applause, which stimulates the actors. On the screen it is a different matter.

  6. 5

    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.

  7. 4

    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.

  8. 3

    The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness, the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors.

  9. 2

    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.

  10. 1

    The average person is gregarious; there is something in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.

  11. Last Update: 14 May 2021

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