A Recap of Films: 1920 – 1929 (France)

French cinema in the 1920's was an experimental cauldron fueled by a desire to elevate film into the art world. A priority was also established to combat the influx of films from the United States. The economy of post war France was poor and France was hit again at the end of the 1920's by

A Recap of Films: 1920-1929 (US)

In the United States, the 1920's saw a major rise in the quality of films as well as in attendance in the box office and acceptance as an art form. Film length also increased on average. The short film barrage from the previous decade was replaced with fewer and more purposeful films, on average. There

A Recap of Films: 1900 – 1919

After watching so many of these ancient movies, it seemed like a good idea to memorialize what I have seen. Many were not outstanding by today's standards, although at the time they were all novel. Many were slow in terms of pacing and at times difficult to get through. With all of that said, it

The First Movie: From Antiquity – 1900

The short answer for the question, "What is the first movie?", depends on your definition of a movie.  Are you looking for the earliest projected image?  Then the answer would be  images that were projected through Magic Lanterns, a centuries old device comprised of a light source and glass.  The first projection using film would