Essay on Film Review : American Film A History Jon Lewis

Essay on Film Review : American Film A History Jon Lewis

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In the book American Film a History Jon Lewis focused on the beginning of cinema, the effect war took on propaganda and the major controversy’s that occurred with famed celebrities. Despite its history, cinema is still growing today. The end of cinema is just retiring specific techniques and old technology because its main technology is improving constantly!

Film has impacted us today but it started with something so simple. and cheap. For the first ten years of film existence the start of true moving pictures was Muybridge, he created a series of photos that made a moving motion, of an animal or sport. Next Mr. Edison made the Kinematograph, viewers had to throw a coin in the machine and enjoy the show! Equally important to new age fashion cinemas. Small cinemas whom traveled around multiple tents and set up shop in a town or village, then evolved into a new incredible upscale theaters! “Mr. Kane was a man who got everything he wanted and then lost it. Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn 't get, or something he lost. Anyway, it wouldn 't have explained anything... I don 't think any word can explain a man 's life. No, I guess Rosebud is just a... piece in a jigsaw puzzle... a missing piece.” (Citizen Kane 1941) There was something missing in the world of media at this time! As well as Nickelodeons and other types of theatres were developed the film industry entered a stage of the feature film, cinematographers saw a multitude of different film, varying between one and 15 minutes. The prices the Nickelodeons charged were between five and ten cents, for which spectators could stay as long as they liked. Around 1910, when larger cinemas emerged in hot city center locations, more closely resembling theaters than the small and ...


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...he movies aren 't dead and will never be, it is just a matter of time where we will be repeating the history of movies.

We generally become interested in movies because we enjoy them and what we enjoy about them has little to do with what we think of as art. The movies we respond to, even in childhood, don 't have the same values as the official culture supported by school and in the middle-class home. At the movies, we get low life and high life, while David Susskind and the moralistic reviewers chastise us for not patronizing what they think we should, "realistic" movies that would be good for us - like A Raisin in the Sun, where we could learn the lesson that a Negro family can be as dreary as a white family. The movies that I have gone to had impacted me and I always take in everything. Sure we have baseball but going to the movies is really Americas past time.

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