Cinema: The New Pictures Dec. 17, 1923

Anna Christie. The fundamental difference in the technique of the screen and of the stage was never more pertinently displayed than in the two productions of Eugene O'Neill's drama. The legitimate version was a burning torch to show other playwrights their way along the indistinct path of progress. The motion picture is—simply another motion picture. The solution seems to lie in the psychological shortcomings of cinema narration. The mind is an inscrutable phenomenon at best. Pantomime does not suffice to render it transparent.

Anna Christie...

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