Ideology and the Cinema

First, it should be noted that every film is political, at least inasmuch as it is determined by the ideology that produces it (or within which it is produced, which stems from the same thing). The cinema is all the more thoroughly and completely determined, according to critics, because unlike other arts or ideological systems […]

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The Elusive Audience: Comparing Tino Ballio and Robert Ray

Examination of the Moviegolng Audience on the 1950s By Justin Daering Between 1948 when the Paramount decision was made, and 1969 when the last of the majors was bought out by a conglomerate, the structure of the film industry underwent its most drastic alteration since its inception, and a prolonged period of economic struggle and […]

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Influence of Cinema

Cinema is by far the most common and cheapest means of entertainment in cities in India. The maximum we Indians can look to cinema is as an exposition of art. In a country like ours, where most people are illiterate and so poor that they can ill afford any other recreation, Cinema has taken its […]

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Indian Parallel Cinema

While Indian Cinema known as Bollywood was thriving in the 1950s, the film industry also saw the emergence of a new Parallel Cinema movement. A group of film-makers broke with the past traditions and made exciting, experimental and innovating films (Gupta 11). Indian Parallel Cinema is a specific genre of Indian cinema which is known […]

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Cinema Paradiso

The film starts by showing a middle-aged man, Salvatore, surrounded by society’s symbols of success: bright city lights, a Mercedes Benz, a luxurious mansion, and a beautiful woman in the background. These symbols gave the impression that life was good. “Cinema Paradiso” is a reminiscence film about a famous film director, Salvatore Di Vita (Marco […]

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Indian Cinema and Communalism

Indian Cinema or Bollywood produces over 750 films a year, released across 12,000 theatres in the country. Popular for its tear-jerking plots, colourful and exotic locations and beautifully choreographed dance sequences, Indian Cinema has a long and illustrious history. Apart from family-oriented movies of the 1900’s, movies on historical events, biographies and pressing national issues […]

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Nadine Labaki & Lebanese Cinema

Lebanon has always been a land of beauty, of struggle and of people fighting for their land. The Lebanese cinema plays a dominant role nowadays and is taking Lebanon to a whole new level internally and externally. The Lebanese cinema was for a long time the only other cinema in the Arab World, after the […]

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Impact of cinema

The direct economic impact of film is clear, but the effect to the wider economy is also significant. The UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee- in a 2002 report on The British Film Industrystated, “… Of the 23 million people who visited the UK in 2001 — spending approximately ? 11. 3billion […]

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Disadvantages of cinema

Apart from its various advantages, Cinema is not free from its evil effects. Film artistry is, unfortunately, compelled to compro­mise with people’s popular taste and appeal to their lower instincts. Too many films dealing with sex problems and with the ways of the criminals are now shown, f These are apt to affect public morality. […]

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