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Cinema around the World

Cinema around the World This is still a work in progress This is the cinema around the world project, where i try to list for all countries in the world the most influential, significant and important movies. This may be because the movie is of cultural importance, influential, critical acclaimed or just the first and…

André Bazin and Realism in Cinema

André Bazin was a French movie critic who argued for movies that depict “objective reality”, and critiqued movies that manipulated reality. Something opposite to the existing film theory at the time, which emphasized the power of manipulating reality. In André Bazin’s essay “the evolution of the language of cinema”, he argued that there wasn’t an…

A Trip to the Moon and the birth of narrative film

Georges Méliès, magician of the cinema! A Trip to the Moon (Le voyage dans la lune) is a film by French illusionist and director Georges Méliès. Created in 1902, it was one of the most influential early narrative films. It was not the first narrative film, because arguably “The Fairy of the Cabbages (La Fée…

Black Girl and the birth of sub-Saharan Cinema

Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, livingroom. That’s all I ever see. Black Girl (La Noire de…) is a french-Senegal film from 1966 by director/writer Ousmane Sembène. Based on a short story he wrote. The movie is about a young women named Diouana, played by Mbissine Thérèse Diop, who immigrates from Dakar to Antibes in France to work…

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