ⓘ Cinema


French impressionist cinema

French impressionist cinema refers to a group of French films and filmmakers of the 1920s. Film scholars have had much difficulty in defining this movement for that matter deciding whether it should be considered a movement at all. David Bordwell has attempted to define a unified stylistic paradigm and set of tenets. 1 Others, namely Richard Abel, criticize these attempts and group the films and filmmakers more loosely, based on a common goal of "exploration of the process of representation and signification in narrative film discourse." 2 Still others such as Dudley Andrew would struggle ...


Dolly grip

In cinematography, the dolly grip is a dedicated technician trained to operate the camera dolly. This technician places, levels, and moves the dolly track, then pushes and pulls the dolly and usually a camera operator and camera assistant as riders. If the dolly has a moveable vertical axis, such as a hydraulic arm, then the dolly grip also operates the "boom". If both axes are used simultaneously, this type of dolly shot is known as a compound move. A dolly grip must work closely with the camera crew to perfect these complex movements cinematic techniques during rehearsals. Focusing the l ...


Movietone sound system

The Movietone sound system is an optical sound-on-film method of recording sound for motion pictures that guarantees synchronization between sound and picture. It achieves this by recording the sound as a variable-density optical track on the same strip of film that records the pictures. The initial version was capable of a frequency response of 8500 Hz. Although sound films today use variable-area tracks, any modern motion picture theater can play a Movietone film without modification to the projector. Movietone was one of four motion picture sound systems under development in the U.S. du ...


Shot (filmmaking)

In filmmaking and video production, a shot is a series of frames that runs for an uninterrupted period of time. Film shots are an essential aspect of a movie where angles, transitions and cuts are used to further express emotion, ideas and movement. The term "shot" can refer to two different parts of the filmmaking process: In film editing, a shot is the continuous footage or sequence between two edits or cuts. In production, a shot is the moment that the camera starts rolling until the moment it stops.



Filmmaking is the process of making a film, generally in the sense of films intended for extensive theatrical exhibition. Filmmaking involves a number of discrete stages including an initial story, idea, or commission, through screenwriting, casting, shooting, sound recording and pre-production, editing, and screening the finished product before an audience that may result in a film release and exhibition. Filmmaking takes place in many places around the world in a range of economic, social, and political contexts, and using a variety of technologies and cinematic techniques.


Trailer (promotion)

A trailer is a commercial advertisement for a feature film that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema, the result of creative and technical work. The term "trailer" dates back to the distribution of movies on reels of film. The reels were always distributed un-rewound. Therefore, the end of the movie was the most accessible part, to which previews were spliced, "trailing" the film. Movie trailers have now become popular on DVDs and Blu-ray discs, as well as on the Internet and mobile devices. Of some 10 billion videos watched online annually, film trailers rank third, after news and ...


ⓘ Cinema

  • Film or movie, a series of still images that create the illusion of a moving image
  • Filmmaking, the process of making a film
  • Film industry, the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking
  • Cinematography, the science or art of motion-picture photography
  • Movie theater also called a cinema, a building in which films are shown
  • Cinema 2008 film or Bommalattam, a Tamil film directed by Bharathiraja

1. Music


  • The Cinema, an American indie pop band
  • Cinema band, a band formed in 1982 by ex-Yes members Alan White and Chris Squire


  • Cinema Karsh Kale album, released 2010
  • Cinema Nazareth album, or the title song, released 1986
  • Cinema Elaine Paige album, released 1984
  • Cinema, a 2004 album by Portuguese musician Rodrigo Leão
  • Cinema The Cat Empire album, released 2010
  • Cinema, a 2009 album by Brazilian band Cachorro Grande
  • Cinema Andrea Bocelli album, released 2015
  • Cinema, a 1990 album by English musician Ice MC Ian Campbell, or the title song


  • "Cinema" song, a song by Paola di Medico, Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980
  • "Cinema 1", "Cinema 2" and "Cinema 3" by Brockhampton from Saturation III
  • "Cinema" Benny Benassi song, from the 2011 album Electroman
  • Cinema Yes song, by the band Yes, from their 1983 album 90125