CIN 2190: Lecture #1 Jan 11th 2013
1895 officially France created cinema
German expressionism gave birth to horror films
Quiz(technical jargon): 10%( Feb 8th)
Final Exam: 40%
History and Aesthetics of Cinema:
The notion of projecting images on screens, was invented long before 1895
the idea of cinema was there, but did not have th technology to produce it.
Prehistory of Cinema:
Magic laterns – old slides
Camera obscura this was popular in Egypt thousands of years ago.
Ancestors of the movie camera
Symptomatic of a desire to represent movement and project images on a screen. The French made the final product and technical product of cinema as we know it today.
5 main stages:
Invention of Cinema (1895)
Silent Cinema (18961927)
Golden age of classic cinema (19281950)
Modern Cinema (19511980)
New frontiers (1981onwards): blockbusters digital technology
The story of Film Docume