Monday, April 16, 2007

Early Motion Pictures

In The Packet "Early Motion Pictures" By Daniel Czitrom the very interesting history of motion picture photography is discussed. It i said that the great beginnings of this innovation was in 1890. It pretty much all began with the Kinetograph. The Kinetograph provided brief images of unenlarged 35mm black and white motion pictures. this was a very popular thing, it allowed many individuals in society for just a mere penny to view a short flim. The kinetograph only lasted until the 1900's. soon after the movie theater arised or as many would say the Nickelodeon. the movie theater became an instant attraction that drew many in s society. The movie house was something like no one had seen before. This is why i believe that it sparked such controversy among many crities in society who undoubtedly believed that movies were poisoning the minds of are children. another intersiting negative idea that was posed by doctors i society was the fact that they believed that attending the movies was causing health problems. "the darkness of the nicklodean theater argured some doctors and social workers caused eye strain and related he disorders" ( czitrom pg 190). this is just example of how things were as the the movie theater was on the rise. the rise of the movie theater was definably influential to the growth of communications today.


At 9:14 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

good discussion, but please spell-check and proof read your work before posting.

What kind of content were the critics objecting to in these nickleodeon films?

At 3:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of content look at the medium itself. What is film? how has film changed our perceptions as opposed to print before it? Have we gone from a literate age to a visual one?


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