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PAGE EIGHT THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, PHOENIX. FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 1921. Irish Constabulary SZ?k Disbandment; Dislikes Pact Terms - tl - m Ix"" A- P- Leaed Wire r f the RovkPTC- T ffiCe" and 'men Insh nstabulary have v"L te'(-Sran to the premier, to "nl -nzalan, the viceroy, and to I Sir Hamar Greenwood, chief secre tary for Ireland, expressing conster nation at, the terms of the agree ment as affecting the constabulary and asking for immediate disband ment. In an accompanying statement they welcome the Irish settlement. o Paris has an average of 460,000 foreign visitors each year. Special Reduced Coat, Prices On Every Suit and Dress In Our Stock Charming Jumper Dresses with Sport Coats, heather combinations in gray, brown and blue. Popular Priced $18.50 Angora Scarfs in veriegated brown, tan and maroon belted- shades blue, green, -Popular Priced $3.50 ATIwool regulation Middies in colors of blue, red and Ereen, specially priced $4.95 Black Sunburst Petticoats with fancy embroidered flounce specially Priced $1.98 Successor to THE FRENCH SHOP 22 East Washington Street Best Writers Of Scenarios Take Plenty Of Time In Doing Their Best Work, Declares Van Loan By H. H. Van Loan Those readers who have been fol lowing some of my work are doubt less of the opinion that my stories are written according to the pre scribed formula of the screen. They are not. In order that there be no misunderstanding I make this ad m'ssion. I further confess that I have never followed any set rules for the writing of screen stories, nor have I adhered to the various forms which are supposed to be necessary. Per sonally. I do not believe the producer cares a snap for form. He wants the story, and all he asks Is that it be presented in smooth, readable style. Don't attempt to write continuity un less you how to write it. Continuity is a separate work in itself, and should not be written or attempted except by those who have made a study of it. Today evry studio has a very efficient staff of continuity writ ers who are paid very good prices for putting Etories in their stories and very few of them like to do it because it is too mechanical. The majority of screen writers have found that in writing continuity they have not done their best- work because it required so rnu.n close attention to technical details that it interfered with the smoothless of the plot. In other words theie is so much me chanical laboi connected with it that it prevents the writer from doing hia best work on the plot. However, It will do no harm for the writer who desires to devote h-s efforts to writing for the screen to take up a course in continuity, for there is no tfoubt but that two or three years iron now the leading screen authors will be writing their own continuities. It must eventually come to that for seldom is a con tinuity writer willing to follow the story as wn ten by the screen au thor. This is because he fails to grasp or see the story as it was originally written. It isn't because he has any personal objections to the story, but because no two writ ers would write the same story in the same way. The continuity writer has his own idea about the working out of a sit uation and as he in the past has been left alone t work out the plot as he saw the result has often been disastrous and good, stories have been mutilated and massacred be yound recognition A great deal of this destruction has been eliminated by the authoi himself. For of late the screen author has kept a more watchful eye over his brain chil dren and the producer is quite will ing to have him chaperon his script through t various stages of growth until it reaches the screen. In the next year or two the audi ence is going to note quite frequently on the main title of the picture the following wording: "Produced under the persona supervision of the au thor." Today the producer is anx ious and eager to consult and con fer with the author of the story and get uis ideas concerning certain ef fects and situations and how he de sires to have them carried out. The fact that he has been ignored in the past is due solely to the author him self. He has not been willing to real ize the importance of the photo play and the tremendous influence it has with all classes of people. He has persistenly refused to take the screen seriously. I am referring now to the novelists and famous story writers. The result has been that the screen has developed and intro duced its c-n, authors and they are writers who are willing to devote all AST WE OF OUR B uir This is the final cleanup of one of the most success ful sales ever conducted in Phoenix. Ask any of the hundreds who attended this sale of the great values in Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Hats, Men's, Women's and Children's Shoes and Dry Goods. ASK 'EM! Further great reductions for the Final Cleanup Week. All new goods at 55c on the dollar and Less! SAVE MONEY BY ATTENDING THIS SALE! Corner Third St. and East Washington Max C ohen 301 East Washington Street their time to writing photoplays, and who realize it is a very important profession, demanding serious work. Those who are willing to take the screen seriously are going to be the ones who -will reap the big benefits. Those benefits are going to increase tremendousl" in the next year or two. To those who aspire to write ex clusively for the screen. I cannot im press too much with the Importance of being sincere and earnest. Do not sit down and write the first idea that comes into your head and rush it to the producer. If you do, you'll get that script back Just as fast as the producer can send it to you. He gets hundreds of scripts written that way every week, and they all are returned to their respective authors. If you take your work as lightly as that, you mustn't be surprised when you get it back. You deserve to have it re turned. The office of a producer is not a receptacle for slip shod scripts and slovenly written plots. It's a high class institution for the recep tion of serious efforts from those who are sincere in their desire to con tribute something really worth while to a great art. Spend a month, if necessary, In mental construction of the story you intend writing. Be ab solutely certain that you have given it the thorough and careful consider ation it is entitled to, and then sit down and start putting it into shape. Don't be satisfied with the first writ ing of it. Go over it with a critical eye and put yourself in the position of the purchaser. Study the action and go over each situation carefully with a view to seeing if you have gotten the most out of your story. If there's any doubt in your mind, lay the script aside and ponder over it. Don't seek to interest the pro ducer with a lot of pretty words and beautiful phrases which have no di rect bearing on the action of your story. ' He doesn't want a lot of nice words; he cannot photograph them. He wants plot and action. Don't worry about the length of your story. If it's a good story it can't be too long, providing it is all good material and not a mere jungle of words. Write your own sub-titles. Make them as short as possible, and only put them where they are actually needed and where they will clarify the action. Visualize each scene and describe it as you see it. Your de scription will receive serious consid eration, for you are the cerator of the scene and thus better qualified to ex plain It than anyone else. In the original script of "The Virgin of Stamboul"' I described every scene exactly as it was shown on the screen, and my script contained approxi mately 50,000 words. "The Great Re deemer" contained about 30,000 words in the original script, and "The New Moon" about 40,000. I spent two months in writing "The Virgin of Stamboul," six weeks in writing "The Great Redeemer." five weeks in com pleting "The New Moon," and three months on "Tho Wonderful Chance." Four weeks were consumed in writ ing "Fightin Mad." and one which I have Just completed and which I have Piven the tentative title of "The Bull Fighter," occupied just three months of concentrated effort. This latter story is the biggest work I have done for the screen, and I believe will prove a sensation when it is released a few months bene. It is not necessary to spend more than three hours each day in actual labor. If you work continuously on your story and complete it tn one or two sittings it will not represent your best work. It couldn't be your best work for no writer completes a good story in that length of time. Work on it when you feel inspired. Then you will be surprised at the results. Let me modestly call your attention to "Fightin' Mad." You will note that the -tory begins with the first sub title. Immediately there is action. It is action which is absolutely neces sary to the progress of the plot. There are no superfluous scenes, no unnecessary action, and everything that is done has a direct bearing on what is to transpire later. There is heart interest in the affection of "Bud McGraw" and his three pals. In em phasizing the finel qualities of this modern D'Artagnan, we command for him the sympathy and respect of the audience. His desire for adventure appeals to the youthfulnes3 which is in all of 03. We introduce "Peggy Hughes" In order that we may have the element of love and romance, without which no stor is complete. In order to test his affection for her, we place her in danger. Then we in ject that great element of suspense, upon which the success or failure of a story usually depends. We take a mental inventory and find that we have plot, romance, adventure and lively action. That is all any story needs, and, if they are apportioned carefully and lead up to a thrilling climax, our story will pass the most critical mind. (To be continued) Better Start On That Scenario And Try For One Of The Six Prizes Have you started on your scenario yet in the contest being conducted by The Republican? If you haven't, you probably are laying the foundation in your mind for the plot you expect to develop in the contest for one of the six prizes offered in The Republican contest. Of course you are reading the ar ticles by H. H. Van Loan, one of the most famous moving picture scenario writers in the country which are ap pearing each morning in The Repub lican and which describe all the tricks of scenario writing. These articles started on Wednes day morning. They will continue until eight of them have appeared. After you have read all eight, you will have been told about all there is to learn about scenario writing. Fol low all the directions laid down by Mr. Van Loan carefully in writing your scenario and you will have as good chance of winning one of the prizes as a person who has had pre vious experience. There are no strings to the contest, no conditions nor no entrance fees. The only condition is that the sce nario must be typed according to the directions laid down by Mr. Van Loan and all scenarios must be in the office of The Republican by 0 o'clock p. m., on Dec. 30, at which time the contest will be closed. Send all scenarios to Scenario Editor. Six Prizes To Be Awarded For The Best Scenarios FIRST PRIZE Course in the Palmer Photoplay School. SECOND PRIZE Twenty-five dollars in cash. THIRD PRIZE Fifteen dollars in cash. FOURTH PRIZE Ten dollars in cash. FIFTH PRIZE Season pass to the Rialto theater. SIXTH PRIZE Season pass to the Strand theater The Republican. Phoenix. Arizona. Competent Judges, -Whose names will be announced later, will examine every scenario submitted and will award the prizes. Everyone has a favorite moving picture scenario or plot in his or her mind. This is the opportunity to en large upon it and to try for ono of the six prizes. Get busy. There is no time to waste. Read each one of Mr. Van Loan's articles and closely follow his directions. The third article on scenario writing appears this morn ing in The Republican. which It belongs became extinct ages ago and Caesnolestes alone has sur vived to the present. We know this because its bones and teeth are es sentially the same as those of the extinct animals. If the bones are the same, it is probable that other parts are also similar. Therefore Caesno lestes is a prize to the student, for it enables him to learn more about the ancient fossils than is shown by their bones, which, of course, are the only parts preserved." Argonaut. THE MAIN THING "The candidate talked as if he would leave the country to its fate if an enlightened public sentiment didn't place him in office." "From his point of view he told the truth," said the practical politician. "What does it profit a man to have a country if he can't get on its pay roll?" From the Birmingham Age-Herald. WASTED POLITENESS "When the new neighbor gave you a piece of cake I hope you said "Thank you.' "Yes'm, but it didn't do any eood.v "Didn't do any good?" "No, she didn't give me another piece." From the Bos' n Transcript. EVIDENCE OF IT "Yes. Madge is the flower of the family.'' "I thought I saw something that looked like pollen on her face the other night," Eoston Transcript. HIS METHOD A bellboy has invented an Ingeni ous system of calling sleepy guests. The other night a man left Instruc tions that he wished to be called early. Next morning he was disturbed by a loud tattoo on the door. 'Well?" he demanded sharply. '"I've got a message for you. sir." Yawning until he strained his face, the guest jumped out of bed and un locked the door. The bellboy handed him an envelope and then went away quickly. The guest opened the envelope and took out a slip of paper bearing the words: "It's time to get up." Pitts burgs Chronicle-Telegraph. 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