Film

The art and form of expression of filmmaking and motion pictures, which are produced in the media of film or videotape, on which a series of pictures are presented to the eye in such rapid succession as to give the illusion of natural movement. It may also refer to similar art created in digital media. It proliferated enormously throughout the 20th century and is held to be unequaled among other art forms in popularity and influence.

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film
cinema
cinema study
film studies
film study
motion pictures
filmen Dutch
etudes cinématographiques French
Filmkunst German
arte del cine Spanish
película Spanish
filmkonst Swedish

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The art and form of expression of filmmaking and motion pictures, which are produced in the media of film or videotape, on which a series of pictures are presented to the eye in such rapid succession as to give the illusion of natural movement. It may also refer to similar art created in digital media. The art form is typically characterized by conveying drama, evoking emotion, and utilizing a complex array of contributions from other performing and visual arts, combined with numerous technical skills. It proliferated enormously throughout the 20th century and is held to be unequaled among other art forms in popularity and influence. For the actual works created on film, use "motion pictures (visual works)."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300054141. The J. Paul Getty Trust.