The Rise of Cinema As a Family Activity
A movie, also known as a movie trailer, short movie, video or moving image, is a movie made by an artist to express his/her ideas, emotions, perceptions, beauty, or setting through the utilization of moving pictures. The term “moviemaking” comes from the French term “moe” (meaning “beautiful”) and “ime” (a generic term for any humorous activity). In the past, moviemaking was considered a women’s job since most of the movie scenes were made by women.
Cinema, the art of presenting motion pictures with sound through a series of open windows in a fixed pattern, has been around since the early 20th century and was highly regulated until the early 1930s when the country experienced a prolonged depression that resulted in a devaluation of the currency and industry that resulted in the closure of many theaters. During this time, a few movie theatres began to use VCR technology, which was also highly regulated, but allowed a longer viewing time than the classic open air theaters. Since most family movies could not be shown in the more crowded cinemas, it was necessary to release movies on basic video tapes so that the entire family could enjoy watching a movie together. This became the basis for all future home entertainment devices such as the VCR and DVD players/recorders.
Although it is still not as popular as it once was, the independent movie industry is still thriving in the digital age, with specialty theatres and video on demand services that have yet to be seen on the big screen. With all the advantages of modern technology, it would seem that it would be impossible to go back to the old ways of viewing family films in the comforts of your own home. However, despite how difficult it may be, the history of film shows no signs of dying off and it will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. With a wide range of special features, both old and new, it is certain that the future of family entertainment will be as rich and varied as the days of popcorn and favorite movies.