Here, by a remarkable regression, we have come back to the level of expression of the Egyptians
. . . Pictorial language has not yet matured because our eyes have not yet adjusted to it.
There is as yet insufficient respect for, insufficient cult of, what it expresses. - Abel
What art has been granted a dream more poetical and more real at the same time! Approached
in this fashion the film might represent an incomparable means of expression. Only the most
high-minded persons, in the most perfect and mysterious moments of their lives, should be
allowed to enter its ambience. - Severin-Mars
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