The art of sound pictures (1930)

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126 THE ART OF SOUND PICTURES greater than that of any unaided voice. Within a few years, probably, the articulate quality of it will almost certainly come to surpass the human larynx. Then, in- stead of proceeding at the rate of from seventy to ninety words per minute of sustained speech, dialogue may move along at the rate of perhaps loo to 140 words per minute (apart from dramatic silences). And then a new range of artistic possibilities will be opened up.