By Kim Jong Il
In his preface the writer states: "The cinema is now one of many major items on which efforts might be focused so as to behavior the revolution in paintings and literature. The cinema occupies a tremendous position within the total improvement of paintings and literature. As such it's a robust ideological weapon for the revolution and building. consequently, concentrating efforts at the cinema, making breakthroughs and following up luck in all components of artwork and literature is the elemental precept that we needs to adhere to in revolutionizing artwork and literature."
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The stimulus which shapes the revolutionary consciousness differs from person to person and so does the process of acquiring a world outlook. The individual motives on the basis of which people form their world outlook differ from one person to another according to their family background, environment and position in life, and the 54 process of maturing into fighters also varies between workers, peasants and intellectuals. It is not possible for everyone to revolutionize himself in the same way.
The seed can only serve as the prerequisite condition and basis of literary creation. Even when a good seed has been found, the creative endeavour will be certain to fail if the seed is not properly cultivated. Having chosen a good seed the writer must concentrate all his skill and artistry on it in order to develop its narrative potential in depth. A correct realization of the writers' ideological and artistic aims will only be achieved by carefully tending the seeds throughout the whole course of the narrative after they have been selected in accordance with Party policy.
If Party officials are not to be presented, it is important to describe the role of rank-and-file Party members well, in order to show that a Party organization exists and is active. Political workers who represent the line of political organizations in literary works must be shown to play distinct roles in relation to the main characters who are involved in the theme. They must be presented as men or women who play the leading role in organizing people in their struggle, breaking down all barriers in their way in order to ensure the victory of the positive forces.