The art of cinema

Indian theatreBengali literaturesocial realismpoetic realismItalian neorealism Parallel cinema is a film movement in Indian cinema that originated in the state of West Bengal in the s as an alternative to the mainstream commercial Indian cinema, represented especially by popular Hindi cinema, known today as Bollywood. The movement was initially led by Bengali cinema and produced internationally acclaimed filmmakers such as Satyajit RayMrinal SenRitwik GhatakTapan Sinha and others.

The art of cinema

The art of cinema

I dream for a living. Cinema, or motion picture, is the art of moving images; a visual medium that tells stories and exposes reality. At their inception, the first two versions of the film camera the kinetograph and its European counterpart, the cinematograph were used to record daily events such as a train arriving at a station and an elephant being electrocuted.

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Documentary filmmaking was then born and tremendously explored. Average men were instructed on how to use the recently-created camera and hired to undertake journeys around the globe and capture exotic images like the pyramids in Egypt and the waterfalls in Niagara.

And a big one. The first one-reelers were no more than a minute long, and they were called actualities. They were recordings of almost pointless daily events.

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Documentary filmmaking — something far more elaborate than actualities — was developed later. Documentaries are complex films with a different structure and purpose.

The art of cinema

Read more on Documentary Cinema. Those first actualities were indeed naturalistic because the camera operators shot natural scenes without any intent to neither distort them nor ennoble them.

Narrative filmmaking was born. Scriptwriting, set design, and editing became the norm. Entrepreneurs promptly found a way to monetize the newly-invented art.

Theatres were built, and admission tickets became mandatory to enjoy that show of lights and shadows. With the high demand and increasing profits, the market became favorable for filmmakers.

Soon, studios were raised. Cast and crew signed contracts. And in the s, the American film industry peaked, churning out dozens of movies a month. Color film became economical. Hitchcock lived, prospered, and died. Specials effects were created.

A century passed, and the motion picture industry still flourishes. Nowadays, cinema can be defined as the art of colorful moving images enhanced by voices, sounds, and music, still telling stories, still entertaining, and most importantly, still selling popcorn.Cinema is a visual language that tells stories in moving images.

Pictures put in motion have a completely different effect than when they are static. Cinematic Art is a merging of many disciplines and crafts to create a powerful emotional experience.

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