THE SELBORNE SOCIETY AND CINEMATOGRAPHY- [To THE EDITOR OF THE
SIR, In a letter which I wrote during the summer I men- tioned that tho Selborno Society was interesting itself in cinematography. The time has evidently come when an endeavour should bo made to take advantage once more of what we may call non-theatrical films. There are many matters in connexion with science generally, and natural history in particular, with customs, history, and travel, which interest a largo proportion of the public. Tho Society is- beginning by introducing films into its extension lectures, one of which, with the help of travelling motor lorries carrying projection apparatus, can now be given anywhere in the country. It is forming a Cinematography Committee with the object of introducing more films of the sort which we have described into the cinema halls, to arrange entertainments where theatrical films are in the minority, to build up a film library, and, when prices of apparatus and films allow, to introduce the cinematograph into the ordinary curriculum of schools. Sir George Aston and Sir Gilbert Parker have signi- fied their intention of joining tho committee, which already includes tho following: Lieut.-Colonel L. S. Amery, M.P., Sir W. Watson Cheyne, 31.1'., Captain W. E. Elliott, M.P., Mr. Joseph Hood, M.P., Mr. R. B. Frere, Sir Sidney Low, Mr. Oswald Mosley, M.P., Mr. Leslie Scott, LC., M.P., Sir Ernest Wild, K.C., M.P. I hope that any of your readers who are able to help in ally way will communicate with me.—I am.
Sir, &c., WILFRED MARK WEBS.
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