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How did we behave before TV and cinema arrived?

Fiction on screen has taught us everything, from how to love to how to fight. Now there’s no way of turning back, so just try to remember your lines.

By Robert Bound

Good manners, bad manners, fights, gangsterism, arguments, the delivery of good news, the delivery of bad news, a doctor’s bedside manner, hooliganism, flirtation, argument, drinking, smoking, cooking, fucking. How would you know how to do these things without being shown how by the TV, or a century of films? All right, so most of the above…



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