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Motion pictures. Motion pictures as affecting Imperial relations. The effect on our lives and on our civilization of one single discovery, with examples. A brief history of the development of Talking Motion Pictures, going back to 1912. Paying tribute to large industrial organizations which have enough foresight and faith to cast their bread upon the waters, with the example of the Bell Telephone Laboratories. Monies set aside by the Dominion and the Provincial Governments to engage in research work. A review of some of the first pictures produced. Some facts and figures about the motion picture industry. New developments in the art, including the introduction of colour. The introduction of a third dimension, which is secured by the use of wide film. Some of the possibilities for the talking motion pictures in the field of education, religion, business and industry. The address is concluded with some talking motion pictures being shown to the audience.