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History of Motion Pictures

nonfiction genres, History of Motion Pictures, historical development, art form, cinema

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History of Motion Pictures, historical development of the visual medium known as motion pictures, film, cinema, or the movies. This article covers the mediumís history as a technology, as a business, as an art form, and as a means of delivering entertainment and information to audiences in theaters and at home. It discusses major filmmakers and their films, principal fiction and nonfiction genres, and film industries in the United States and throughout the world.

Contributors

Sklar, Robert, B.A., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Cinema Studies, New York University. Author of "Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies" and "Film: An International History of the Medium".



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nonfiction genres, History of Motion Pictures, historical development, art form, cinema, films, United States, technology, business, home, theaters, audiences, information

 
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