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A 1920s critic rips into the primitive state of movie cameras and declares that they are unfit as tools with which art can be created. He expands on his broadside by pointing out that 1920s film technology will never be able to render thought provoking plots or articulate narratives until some vital advancements are made.

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

Another anti-silent film article can be read here...

     


''Film Cannot Be Art'' (The Dial Magazine, 1927)

''Film Cannot Be Art'' (The Dial Magazine, 1927)

''Film Cannot Be Art'' (The Dial Magazine, 1927)

''Film Cannot Be Art'' (The Dial Magazine, 1927)

''Film Cannot Be Art'' (The Dial Magazine, 1927)

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