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An admired theatrical set designer, Gordon Craig (1872 1966), was the author of this piece and as a dyed-in-the-wool theater man, he believed deeply that movies were going to lead society to the lowest of places and the sooner this was recognized, so much the better. Gordon Craig also believed that theater could never compete with film, and that was the seat of his gripe.

"It glorifies the lowest in terms of the highest"

In 1922 Craig was the Editor of the dramatic theory magazine, "The Mask".

-an additional article from the 1920s defaming silent film can be read here...


- from Amazon:

One Thousand Nasty Remarks About Silent Films  (The English Review, 1922)

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