Prolefeed proves hard to swallow

The Dominion, Southall, Middlesex. 1935

The Dominion, Southall, Middlesex. Erected 1935

His brother drags Dalrymple to see

one of those technically sophisticated but childish films that are often commercially very successful.

Emerging from the cinema afterwards, the pair converse.

DALRYMPLE FRÈRE: What did you think?

DALRYMPLE: Rubbish.

DALRYMPLE FRÈRE: But it was well made.

DALRYMPLE: Well-made rubbish is still rubbish. The fact that it was well made makes it worse, not better. The deliberate production of intellectual, moral, and artistic dross is a malign form of cynicism.

DALRYMPLE FRÈRE: Oh.

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