Cinema Essays

History of Cinema

From the very beginning its existence the cinema has created works of art worthy to stand comparison with the masterpieces of painting, music, literature, and theatre. Even more than that, the cinema is irremovably embedded in the whole history of the twentieth century. It has not only shaped but also reflected the reality of the times. The cinema gave also form to the aspirations and dreams of people all over the world. This work will focus on the main historical…

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The Cinema

The movies that are being compared here are made at two different periods of time and for audience of distinct mentality. Movies are made keeping in mind the taste of audience because it is totally show business. But here two movies, one of which was made almost more than 50 years before the other are somewhat similar. The base of “Singin’ in The Rain”, made in 1952 is same as ” Linda Linda Linda” which was released in 2005. Both…

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History of Movie

Jon Lewis claimed that the new movies that were being written and produced marked a period of time where it was the “end of the cinema as we know it. ” This could be argued either way by anyone who has both watched some of the classic movies of the past and viewed the new movies of today. There are many reasons to believe that modern movies are just as great as the movies form the past. The modern movies…

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watching a Movie at a Cinema and at Home, Which do you Prefer_

Watching movies is an amazing activity to relax for many people nowadays. After a hard-working day, what can be more satisfying than watching films and concentrating with amusement on the plots? I like seeing films, too. Although I have many film DVDs at home, I still prefer watching films at cinemas. One of the biggest factors that make me feel like watching films at cinemas is the bigger screen and realer sound I can enjoy there. I have a TV…

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How Film Technology Impacted Cinema’s Evolution

Over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, cinema technology advanced greatly—and with an ever-growing history of movies from which to draw reference, film-makers have increasingly approached productions from fresher perspectives, while always employing the most modern equipment, in order to better serve the audiences of their days. In Visions Of Light, a series of interviews with directors and cinematographers explores how the evolution of microphones, lighting, film, staging, cameras and mounts has affected the translation of story into cinema in a…

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European Cinema More Complex Than American Cinema

The above statement does not entirely reflect the reality. At the level of creative expressions, the relationship between these two continents has always been, to say the very least, a two-way road. The exchanges concerning Hollywood and the international cinema scene are long-standing and deeply rooted. During the formation of classical Hollywood cinema, many of its key architects were in fact European emigrants – Lubitsch, Dieterle, Lang, Hitchcock, Sirk, to name but a few. More recently, many of Hollywood’s finest…

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Watching a Movie at Home Is Better Then at the Cinema

Some people think watching movie in a cinema is better. Other think watching movies at home is better. Which do you prefer? Nowadays, many people prefer watching movie in a cinema. They believe that the cinema has a better atmosphere to enjoy the movie. However, from my perspective, people who watch movie at home are indeed happier and freer than people who choose the cinema. In addition, people who watch movie at home are more comfortable. Contrary to the fact…

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Alfred Hitchcock

For every Hitchcock’s story come suspense, drama, terror and exhilarating scope of life’s spectacular event. Alfred Hitchcock who was an English made the word “mystery and suspense” attached to every story he has to tell. He has been a productive writer, director and an ever mysterious of a man himself ever since he was young man in the 1930’s. His passion for storytelling and direction always catch the ever hungry public for horror, suspense and drama. AH revolutionizes filmmaking with…

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What Is British Cinema_

Discussion British cinema had faced the times of recession and boom. There are many factors which can be used to know the growth of this film industry. The growth can also be known by the number of movies produced. This cinema industry was boomed first time in 1910 but they again seen recession in 1920 just due to the competition with the US. The protective measures, which lead to the recovery and for the high production, Cinematograph Films Act 1927…

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Hollywood Science & Disaster Cinema

To some extent, all fiction attempts to bend factual truths in the service of the narrative. In some cases, this is done for purposes of pure function, such as heightening the stakes of narrative or preventing the dramatic momentum from grinding to a complete halt. In other cases, it is done to express a particular authorial viewpoint – perhaps a political perspective or an observation about society – which is more often than not, contingent on the thematic integrity of…

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European Cinema

The characteristics and development of cinema can be initially determined from its dependence on the technological advancements that have contributed to the art. However, despite technology’s major influence in all aspects of filmmaking, cinema from different parts of the world can be identified through the distinctive approaches of filmmakers and screenplay writers. European and American cinematic traditions for instance differ from one another in terms of manner of how the elements are employed. Although there are several similarities between the…

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Intervention of Cinematherapy

The Cinematherapy is considered a new counseling intervention based on the principals of bibliotherapy and the technology of video. According to Berg-Cross L. , Jennings, P. & Baruch, R . (1990), Cinematherapy is a therapeutic intervention permitting clients to visually evaluate a film’s characters interaction with others, their environment, and personal issues, in that way developing a bridge from which positive therapeutic movement may be accomplished. Ulus, Fuat(2003) explained that the use of movies as a tool in traditional therapy,…

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Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Cinema

Both the films Braveheart and V for Vendetta explore the issues of insurgent and counterinsurgent behavior but do so in slightly differing terms. As an important note, we have to take into consideration that the time periods in which both films are set cannot be even more different. Braveheart, the struggle of the legendary Scottish figure William Wallace, is set amidst the trials and tribulations of Middle Age England. On the other hand, V for Vendetta takes place in a…

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Visit to National Gallery of Modern Art New Delhi, India

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi is the leading Indian Art Gallery. We were quite lucky to have the chance to attend the exhibition “Project Cinema City” there. The exhibition was hosted to commemorate 100 years of Indian Cinema. It sought to enquire into the interfaces between the city of Mumbai and Cinema. The Exhibition excavated the forgotten marks that the cinema has left on the city by highlighting the transformation in cinema viewing and cinema production through 100…

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Chinese Language Cinema

During the 21st century China had been recognized to be one of the greatest distributors of movies throughout the world. China made a big influence when it comes to movie industry on different countries particularly on the American markets. Chinese movies had been widely appreciated by the United States. There are many Chinese actors and actresses who became famous in United States like Jackie Chan, a Chinese actor and director of action motion pictures who had become very famous because…

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