Mr. Bernard Shaw recently said he would refuse to have anything to do with the screen until they would leave his script alone. " I will not have them tom-fooling with my writings," he said emphatically.
" Pictures are very fascinating," he said, " but producers simply do not know how to put them together. They are frequently silly and incompetent. Many American films consist of nothing more than people rushing up and down stairs.
" Charlie Chaplin is the best story-teller from a motion picture standpoint, for if he puts some stairs in a picture, then he falls down them instead of walking down.
" The notion that there is any difference in writing plays for the stage and screen is entirely erroneous. If a man can write a play he can write a screen scenario.