Perspectives on Cinema


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Film 123
24 January 2010
Perspectives on Cinema
1.There were a number of significant precursors of motion picture technology. Theatre productions such as elucidated in plays and various forms of choreographed dance had many of the same elements which would be utilized in motion pictures. Elements of stories such as plots, characters, settings, and themes would later be the cornerstones of motion pictures.
Once photography became prevalent, this offered a new era of capturing the types of stories described by plays and dances. Photography allowed images to be shared by a great number of people. In previous time, other than depictions of human tales related by music, song, dance,...
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.....ality in silent films. Finally, the use of montage, where related images are selectively utilized for effect, made for the creation of complex narratives with concepts which were bridged by both metaphor and analogy so that the films would further capture the attention of the audience.
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