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Pictures Of Words

by Joe Wakeman
“A picture speaks a thousand words, so a picture of a word must speak a million.” “The orthodox playwright’s objection to the titles is that the dramatist ought to say everything that has to be said in the action, and that the text must express everything within its own confines. The corresponding attitude for the spectator is that he should not think about a subject, but within the confines of the subject. But this way of subordinating everything to a single idea, this passion for propelling the spectator along a single track where he can look neither right nor left, up nor down, is something that the new school of play-writing must reject.… Read more

“A picture speaks a thousand words, so a picture of a word must speak a million.”

“The orthodox playwright’s objection to the titles is that the dramatist ought to say everything that has to be said in the action, and that the text must express everything within its own confines. The corresponding attitude for the spectator is that he should not think about a subject, but within the confines of the subject. But this way of subordinating everything to a single idea, this passion for propelling the spectator along a single track where he can look neither right nor left, up nor down, is something that the new school of play-writing must reject. Footnotes, and the habit of turning back in order to check a point, need to be introduced into play-writing too.”-Bertolt Brecht, Versuche 1931

Films using typefaces, fonts, subtitles, inter-titles, printed words expressively:


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