How Movies Started?

We all love movies at home every night and have become the standard for the first dates and family gatherings worldwide. Films allow us to escape reality and get lost in the world of imagination. It is fascinating to look back on how movies started and see how a night at the film originated.

Cinematography is also referred to as the illusion of movement by subsequent rapid projection and recording of many photographic features on wide screens. The movie industry today, as we all know it is originated in the early 19th century into a series of many technological developments: starting from the creation of photography, the effect of a mirage of motion by merging individual still images, and the quick study of animal and human locomotion.

Early Movies

Silent movies dominated the film’s initial years because no one had developed a better way to incorporate a sound recording accompanying the film. In 1925, “The Phantom of the Opera’ frightened audiences all over the world. But the most notable early movie is generally regarded as the 1927 masterpiece of German called “Metropolis.” It took various years to film, but its use of state of the art special effects made way for its ground-breaking film. 

The Film Industry

The first movie studio created in the United States of America was Thomas Edison’s Black Maria Studios. But even before Edison’s Studio, videos were already filmed in many theaters and documented live shows. Even during the times of war, movies played a vital role for all sides, and it was rumored that some of the Hollywood studios were spying the enemy by doing and filming a movie during World War II.

The Sound Era

In 1900, The first-ever sound movie was presented to a vast and shocked audience in Paris. But during that time, the investment to show and produce a sound film was too expensive for theaters. Thomas Edison was also the pioneer of good movies, and he developed the first-ever sound system called Kinetoscope in 1895. 

Post Classical Cinema

In the early 1950’s up to mid- 1980’s, the “golden age of cinema” started. This was the time when some of the most iconic and classical movies were created and filmed. Simultaneously, the creation of drive-in movie theaters in 1993 had found the way for a new life after the war and aided the people in the giant explosion of the popularity of cinemas and movies.

New Millennium Movie Production

With the modern era and modern technologies, the production of movies is much faster and easier. Movie producers are now more equipped with the effects and suitable cinematography styles and techniques. It is proven with almost thousands of award-winning movies year by year in this industry. But one of the challenges of this modern and digital era in cinematography is the ranging effects of piracy. This situation happened when a newly released movie was degraded by movie pirates trying to market it at even lower prices. But then, the production continues, then and now.

 

Newest Movie Trends in 2020

A new decade might be here but when it comes to the newest movie trends in 2020, there is really nothing much that will change. So, what will be hot in the film industry? Here is a quick look:

Home is Where Grownup Moviegoers Will Be

While the success of Parasite attracted many older viewers, it seems that most of them will still wait for movies to be available on streaming or VOD services. The reason is because many of them were turned off by the price and noise of cinemas together with the belief that films made today are no longer meant for people aged 35 and above. Of course, Netflix plays a big part in encouraging older people to just enjoy movies at the comforts of their own homes.

Flops are Here to Stay

2019 has seen some major disasters, proving that existing properties are no longer guaranteed to bring in lots of money. From Charlie’s Angels to Terminator and Men In Black movies, it is easy to see that times have changed. This is further cemented by the fact that Parasite by Bong Joon-ho and Knives Out by Rian Johnson did well in the box office. It shows that people now prefer original and new projects, whatever their country of origin or subject matter might be, as long as there is strong word of mouth.

Bigger Acquisition Deals for Streaming are Coming In

This might not really be a new trend per se yet there is now a more fierce battle going on as both Amazon and Netflix are waiting to grab movies. There is also the waiting game on whether Apple and Disney will also take part in the bidding wars after that launched their streaming platforms back in 2019. Why does it matter? Well, it is because this gives people access to amazing albeit small works that might not be available for them otherwise.

Things will Get More Interesting with Superhero Flicks

Birds of Prey: Harley Quinn has already started the trend and others will soon follow suit, including a solo movie about Black Widow to Wonder Woman 1984 that will reunite Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins. Now that Marvel has wrapped up the story that spanned for 12 years with Avengers: Endgame and with DC now saying goodbye to their accursed attempt of creating an interconnected universe, it looks like anything is possible this 2020. To make things even more interesting, most of these upcoming superhero films have a woman as a director.

Fake News Controversies on the Rise

It looks like fake news has become the norm in many industries and fields and the movie sphere is definitely not an exception. And it seems that this is going to be one of the newest movie trends in 2020 as controversies are made up for the sake of just saying them without any basis.

The year 2020 is just getting started and it looks like there will be more trends in the movie industry that are going to pop up down the road.

Rey is a Skywalker according to Disney CEO Bob Iger

Since the release of Episode VII, the Force Awakens, enthusiasts gave lots of speculation about the identity of Rey. But Disney CEO Bob Iger’s comment, after seeing the early cut of the upcoming Episode VIII, gave up a strong hint that the Father of Rey is Luke Skywalker.

the last jedi

According to Iger, as posted by Independent.co.uk, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi, otherwise known as Episode VIII, will open in December and I just saw it last week. It’s a great next chapter in the iconic Skywalker family saga. It will be followed by our Han Solo origin film, which is just going into production.”

Take note that Iger told us that “it’s [Episode VIII] a great next chapter in the iconic Skywalker family saga”. If you think about this comment, this is most probably telling us that Rey, as the banner of this next chapter, is also a Skywalker because in the first place, all of the movies are about the Skywalker family saga.