FILM 1400 March 23, 2009
1890s- Cinema is ‘invented’
New cinematic techniques are constantly being invented and remodeled.
Modern day cinema is quite a silent event- the audience makes little or no noise as the film plays. Early
cinema was quite different from this. There were live spectacles staged for an audience’s enjoyment.
We have this belief that early cinema is not as sophisticated as modern day cinema. Our belief is that
narrative film has reached the pinnacle of its early endeavors.
Cinematic pleasure does not always have to be derived from our limited idea of film; in early cinema,
the basics stil