Understanding Movies and Cinema
Movies, also known as a video, short film, movie trailer or short video, is a short film, usually less than thirty minutes long, that tells its story by means of images and sounds. It usually has an objective or a message for the viewer to understand and digest easily. A movie, also known as a motion picture, short film or multimedia film, is a creative work of artistic visual art, usually designed to simulate events that convey emotions, ideas, themes, beauty, or setting through the use of highly moving pictures. The term “movies” can also be applied to a collection of vignettes, which are animated films showing people at play.
Movies are an art form; like music, literature and other creative works, movies and cinema have occupied a great influence on the thinking of generations. Movies are said to have affected cinema, as an art form, by crossing the barriers of race, religion and language, and creating a global medium of communication. Famous movies of all time include the Star Wars series, the Indiana Jones series, and the Charlie Chanel series. The popularity of movies has been attributed to their economical, educational, and social effects on society. A notable aspect in the long-lasting popularity of movies is the Box Office, which serve as a gauge of how many tickets a film has sold during its first two weeks of release, and is usually updated with the total number of tickets sold in the whole year.
Movies can be both good and bad, with the audience depending on the quality and kind of movies they are exposed to. Most movies are made for an international audience, but some have universal appeal, and appeal to a narrower audience. Because of their appeal to an international audience, there has been a boom in the international cinema industry, which has lead to more movies being made every year from countries such as India, South Africa, Malaysia, and the Philippines. As a result, movies from countries with lesser known cinemas have been less promoted by the studios and directors have chosen to make smaller budgeted films to cater to local markets. For this reason, one needs to have a better understanding of the different types of films available to watch, and have a better understanding of the industry itself.