This is what a Hollywood rejection letter from the silent film era looks like

Nowadays when you’re rejected from something a company will send you a long letter that explains why you’ve been rejected. Of course, not many people get past the first sentence of a rejection letter. People tend to stop after you read the “we regret to inform you that we will not be continuing with your… blah blah blah blah blah.”

The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, which was around from 1907 to 1925 and primarily known for Charlie Chaplin films, has a simple and easy to read rejection form that gets right to the point.

Look, we didn’t like your script because OF THIS. CHECK MARK. Done. I do like number 16. “We can’t read this.” [via BuzzFeed]

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