She had told her lessee about her laundress and her cleaning woman and how to handle the balky faucet that controlled the shower. She had said good-bye to Ken entirely surrounded by his books, magazines, fruit, and flowers. She was occupying a Pullman drawing room paid for by the free-handed filmers. She was crossing farm lands, plains, desert.
Actors in contrast to "filmers", or better still "ciners" or "cinekers" to maintain their reputations, must abandon all tricks and gimmicks. The public that goes to the theater in spite of movies is discriminating and cant be taken in. There cannot be too many movies. As a member of the cultural police I would order that half a dozen be opened on every street.
Never has that recurring wonder of the littleness of the scientific man in the face of the greatness of his science found such an amazing exemplification. Much concerning Filmer is, and must remain, profoundly obscure Filmers attract no Boswells but the essential facts and the concluding scene are clear enough, and there are letters, and notes, and casual allusions to piece the whole together.