Machen Goes to the Movies

POETRY

Four Poems by Osip Mandelstam in new translations by Benjamin Rozonoyer

Boundary by Joshua Alan Sturgill


THE WEEKLY MACHEN

MV5BM2M2ZWZmZWUtNTFhMy00OTAyLTliODgtZTNjNTFkYWVmNTU3XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMzI5NDcxNzI@._V1_UY317_CR4,0,214,317_AL_A New School of Acting: What I do hope is that the cinema may reform and purge the theatre, both in little things and in great. It is a little thing, perhaps, that in a costly scene, a Norman keep, with walls that pretend to be ten feet thick, should shake and quiver in a draught as if the massy stones were aspen leaves; but such odd doings of the scenery distract the attention and shatter the illusion that they are meant to provoke. They destroy the drama which scenic art is designed to illustrate and intensity and enhance.

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