Cinema: The New Pictures Oct. 13, 1930

The Big Trail. Hollywood herded last week to look and listen at its gaudy Chinese theatre. The most expensive cinema ($2,000,000) since Hell's Angels was there exhibited. The subject was pioneering. The medium was grandure (wide) film. The results were very good.

Pictorially said results were superb. Skeptical Hollywood saw wide film applied for the first time to a lusty outdoor theme. Snowstorms, deserts, mountains, prairies loomed up bigger and better than ever. Shots of plunging, thundering animals often took on the composition of good painting and...

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