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2017/04/09 The importance of leaving things out

This morning I read a review of a film called Don't Breathe. The film was extremely popular among those who are fond of horror movies and video games. So I read the review and it dawned on me what Robert Lynd meant when he said it is important to leave things out. Taking examples of lengthy biographies, he insists on biographers putting in their works only those facts and thoughts which are sufficiently relevant and not including all the facts they found or the thoughts they had from the facts

The review was a hard reading. It was promiscuous. It looks as if his mind wanders randomly and writes down every thought he gets, to the extent that there is nearly no distinguishing between the content of the film and his review or associated thoughts. Now I am wondering what lesson I could deduce from the fact that such an entry is in the hot entries.