would refuse to see their favorites when they appear in poor pictures, we should soon have an end to excellent stars playing in a weak picture.
Some people go to the same theater perhaps once a week on the same night, no matter what the picture may be. It seems to me that one can spend his money a little more intelligently than this. A person ought to have enough ways of spending his spare time so that if the picture at the motion- picture theater doesn't happen to be a good one, he can use his time to good advantage in other ways.
There are at least fifty hobbies which you ought to have experimented with at some time or other during your four years in high school. You may find that out of these fifty common hobbies there are ten or fifteen which you find extremely interesting: perhaps ping pong; perhaps doing scientific experimenting; maybe staying at home and playing the radio; maybe making a collection of some kind; perhaps dancing; or whatever it may be. At any rate, you should never have to go to the motion pictures just because there is nothing else to do.
In conclusion, may I leave you with this one idea? By shopping for your movies you will raise the whole level of motion pictures that are produced. Poor pictures will no longer be made, and there will be many more good ones.
That seems like a great deal to result from intelligent choosing of motion pictures, doesn't it? And yet I believe the statement is a true one. So shop for your movies. By so doing you will greatly increase your leisure-time enjoyments. The rest of this book will attempt to give you a
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Publication information: Book title: How to Appreciate Motion Pictures:A Manual of Motion-Picture Criticism Prepared for High-School Students. Contributors: Edgar Dale - Author. Publisher: Macmillan. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1933. Page number: 24.
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