Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Idea of Films Began Mid-Seventeenth Century? Who Knew?!

After reading the piece "Early Motion Pictures" by Czitrom, there was one thing that really stuck out in my mind. This was the fact that the idea of motion pictures began back in the seventeenth century. That's insane! I never would have guessed that people back then thought that films would be possible considering technology is nothing even close to what it is today. I thought this was an extremely interesting fact and I thought what was even more interesting was the amount of work that went into making motion pictures. Now obviously even in today's modern and technologically advanced world the production of a motion picture isn't easy, but back then it was at least a hundred times more work. I think that the fact that these people were so dedicated to producing films, shows that they were extremely determined to achieve a goal of moving forward both technologically and socially in society and set the basis for our modern day motion pictures.


At 8:00 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

Well, that all depends on what you mean by moving pictures. What are you referring to exactly? What was happening in the 1600's that we can connect to either the demand for moving pictures, or some kind of scientific, theoretical, or mechanical innovation that helps us to understand the origins of movie culture and technology?


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