Others, such as Andre Bazin and Siegfried KRACAUER, maintain that film must fully and carefully develop its connection with nature so that it can portray human events as excitingly and revealingly as possible.
Because of his fame, his success at publicizing his activities, and his habit of patenting machines before actually inventing them, Thomas EDISON received most of the credit for having invented the motion picture; as early as 1887, he patented a motion picture camera, but this could not produce images... Showed first 250 characters
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In reality, many inventors contributed to the development of moving pictures.
Perhaps the first important contribution was the series of motion photographs made by Eadweard MUYBRIDGE between 1872 and 1877. Hired by the governor of California, Leland Stanford, to capture on film the movement of a racehorse, Muybridge tied a series of wires across the track and connected each one to the shutter of a still camera... Showed next 250 characters
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A Brief History of Film
History of film has been dominated by the discovery and testing of the paradoxes inherent in the medium itself. Film uses machines to record images of life; it combines still photographs to give the illusion of continuous motion; it seems to present life itself, but it also offers impossible unrealities approached only in dreams...
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Walter Benjamin and Siegfrizd Kracauer
In Walter Benjamin's The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Benjamin feels that ?distraction' had many "meanings" when it came to the masses...
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what makes an excellent film
It took me a little while to come up with an answer to, "What makes an excellent film?" There really is no answer, actually. I believe that an excellent film is within the eyes and emotions of the audience...
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Nibelungenlied, or "Song of the Nibelungs," was an epic poem about the betrayal and revenge of the Burgundian royal family. The poem was mostly likely written in Austria during the early 13th century (Joe)...
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On the other hand, it might also be the case that you were born there by accident, I mean that, the place is just your birthplace but you have never been there afterwards and basically you know nothing about it, so how could you have any connection to it?...
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The film JFK describes the events occurring during the time of the assassination from only one perspective. It supports Stone’s theory of a conspiracy including government officials, the military and the Mafia, and provides evidence to back up his theory...
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Classical Hollywood narrative
A great example of this format of filmmaking is "Casablanca", which is also known as the most famous movie of all time and is never far from the top of the list when talking about the best movie of all time...