Concepts for a sociological teledrama
I wish to point out that the kind of teledrama that is being telecast
through almost every channel barring TNL, Swarnavahini, Derana etc
leaves very much to be desired by a cross section of a discerning
public. I would refrain from mentioning the channels that telecast awful
tele programms. I still remember as a school-boy watching remarkable
films like D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation (1915) that took audiences
Twelve reels long (almost three hours). It swept along with a
cumulative force that a present day viewing of the film can only
partially suggest its amazing significance the passions it aroused, the
tensions it created lasted beyond the theatre.
It’s time that our television tele-dramatists visit our film archives
to advance their knowledge.