Check Point Film and Popular Cinema

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Check Point Film and Popular Cinema
Katillia Swaney
Art101
3/29/13
Sara Shreve

Check Point: Film and Popular Cinema

After reading this week’s chapters I still found myself struggling with this assignment trying to find a difference between film and popular cinema since I found that while I was reading chapter 12, I struggled understanding the information provided. I will do my best to distinct between film and popular cinema, the first thing I had read was that film first started off to be a bunch of pictures put into motion for instants there were many pictures taken of a horse trotting, it was like a story line and in a way formed a motion picture which inspired others to invent other ways to see motion pictures. “Work such as Muybridge’s soon inspired Thomas Edison and W.K. Laurie Dickson to invent the Kinetoscope, between 1888 and 1892, the first continuous film motion-picture viewing machine, made possible by George Eastman’s introduction of celluloid film that came on a roll” (Ch.12 of A World of Art p. 254). At first popular cinema didn’t have sound just motion picture created by storyboards, animation, it’s amazing how popular cinema is created. There is so much behind each film such as planning the shots and how that would have an effect on the scene we now have narrative and sound to help us understand the movie but then they had to go off of how the film was made through screen shots and expression to tell the story of the film. The definition of film is A thin flexible strip of plastic or other material coated with light-sensitive emulsion for exposure in a camera, used to produce photographs. The definition of popular cinema seems more complex to me but in my own words I would describe it as video technology, it allows us to not have to use film to produce motion-pictures.
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