15, there Is a return to the question of the Rank monopoly. Some points therein should not be allowed to pass without stricture. 1. •' We would not be satisfied if the Rank monopoly were replaced, etc." . . . "We want our own films." For whom does your Correspondent speak ? For the endless queues we have seen in Dublin streets, standing through al] weathers, to see the products of Denham or Hollywood? 2 Apparently the Correspondent is sufficiently wise not to amine that film production can ever become an Irish industry; but will the re-editing of " foreign " films, which he assumes a.s possible, satisfy the man or woman in the queue?
3. Such films are to replace those morally and nationally objectionable." If they are morally objectionable, cannot the Irish film censor, remedy that in individual cases 7
"Nationally objectionable." Here, unwittingly, your correspondent has laid his finger on the secret ulcer which is the cause of most of Ireland's trouble: that unsplendid isolationism joined to fanatical hatred of England and nourished by the memory of long. dead wrongs. It is pitiable to think how many of Ireland's most gifted sons have been lost irretrievably in the Celtic twilight.