erik lundegaard

Sunday February 11, 2024

The Great Astonishments

In the public mind and in the consciousness of many of its students the motion picture seems a magic thing, born yesterday and of full growth this morning. But magic and miracles always fade in the light of information. It is the vastness of what we do not know that creates the great astonishments.

-- Terry Ramsaye, A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture Through 1925, p. xxxvii

Posted at 02:34 PM on Sunday February 11, 2024 in category Books  
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