CAMERA work and sets are two of the most important factors in the making of a film, and Mr. Asquith will discuss the two contrasted theories about them, as exemplified in the work of such first-rate directors as Charlie Chaplin and Paul Leni. Should the camera have a personality of its own, so that the spectator is conscious of the camera-man's work-as he certainly is in, for instance, Wax-works and The Cat and the Canary, two of Leni's notable films; or should it be used as Charlie Chaplin uses it in The Gold Rush—merely a perfect peep-hole through which one views the scene ?
The same clash of theories occurs in the attitude of directors towards the sets, which in some modem German films are almost as significant as the acting. Mr. Asquith will discuss nil these questions and also the final cutting, arranging and piecing together of the films on which its success so often depends.
A Debate between G. Bernard Shaw and G.K. Chesterton
In the Chair Mr. Hilaire Belloc
Relayed from the Kingsway Hall.
(By arrangement with G.K.'s Weekly.)
Some time ago Mr. G.K. Chesterton held a public debate with Lady Rhondda, at which Mr. Bernard Shaw was in the chair. In his concluding speech, Mr. Shaw mentioned that he was not impartial, as he and Mr. Chesterton agreed in their outlook - a fact that Mr. Chesterton was understood to deny. This evening's debate (part of the proceeds of which will go to help the King Edward's Hospital Fund for London) should help to elucidate the point. Do they agree - the medievalist and the futurist, the Englishman and the Irishman, the Distributist and the Socialist, the Catholic and the prophet of the Life Force? One thing at any rate that they have in common is the inability to talk in public without being both amusing and illuminating, so this evening's debate is certain to be interesting to everybody.
Sung by MEMBERS OF THE SEVEN SEAS CLUB
Relayed from Anderton's Hotel.
SEA shanties are a popular form of music nowadays, and many of us have heard then i sung by professional singers and by zealous amateurs, but tonight's show will be a very different affair. Sea shanties sting by seafaring men in a really appropriate setting-and Anderton's Hotel is a very appropriate setting, after a dinner of the Seven Seas Club, all of whose members are men of the sea, and many of them veterans of sail-have a full-throated quality that you can never hear elsewhere, and a heartiness that more than atones for any deficiency in phrasing or lack of subtlety in tone.
A Farcical Comedy by C. STEWART BLACK
Presented by THE ABERDEEN RADIO PLAYERS
The Scene is Miss Cameron's parlour, complete with all the adornments of the wax flower and antimaccassar period.
Kirsty, a prim old lady, with a woollen tippet round her shoulders, and a lace cap on her silvered hair, is seated in an arm-chair by the fireplace. The old lady has been reading, but her book is now turned face downwards on her lap, and her hands are folded on top of it. She is staring vacantly in front of her. Jessie, who is standing beside her aunt's chair, speaks. ROBERT BURNETT
Modern Arrangements of Scottish Songs
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