The Idea of Film The Idea of Film
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When I grow up, I still want to be a director. -Steven Spielberg

Vitascopesm.jpgThis quote shows the magic of movies. Steven Spielberg is a grown man, but he loves the movies like a child. He feels a sense of wonder about them. He is already a great film director. But about film, he still enjoys it like a child.

Film is more than magic. It is also big business. The two biggest films of all time are Titanic and Avatar. Both these movies were directed by James Cameron. Taken together, they have earned more than $4,625,000,000. That’s almost 5 billion dollars.

Film is also technology. Inventors made the first movie projectors in the 1890s. Thomas Edison’s company produced a movie projector called the Vitascope. Edison adapted a projector developed by an inventor named Thomas Armat. And in New York City on April 23, 1896, the first motion pictures were shown in the U.S.

Today, millions of people watch movies every day. Actors become rich and famous by making movies. Studios spend huge amounts of money to make films. In 2008, over 350,000 people were working in the American movie industry. At first, the motion picture was just an idea. Now it is a real force that brings work to thousands and enjoyment to millions.

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  • Sicong Liu

    January 27, 2013 #1 Author

    This reading passage told about the development of film, the infulence of film and the current situation of film. I have some infromation about the develpoment and current situation.
    Thomas Edison’s peepshow device, the Kinetoscope, was introduced to the public in 1894. The Kinetoscope was a big step in the development of film. However, Edison wanted to maximize their profits. So, he refused to develop projection techology.
    Nowadays, the current situation of film is very prosperous. In China, we have a lot of famous directer, like Yimou Zhang, Kaige Chen, Xiaogang Feng and so on. Indian and European film are also famous.

    • Sicong Liu

      January 31, 2013 #2 Author

      This reading passage told about the development of film, the infulence of film and the current situation of film. I have some infromation about the develpoment and current situation.

      The Kinetoscope was invented in 1894 by Edison. That was a big step in the development of film. However, Edison wanted to make more money through the machine. So, he didn’t want to develop the machine. That makes the development of film become slowing down.

      Nowadays, the current situation of film is very prosperous. In China, we have a lot of famous directer, like Yimou Zhang, Kaige Chen, Xiaogang Feng and so on. Indian and European film are also famous.

  • MAKO NUKARIYA

    July 18, 2013 #3 Author

    movie world developed