The Beginning of the Movie Genre
A movie, also known as a motion picture, short film, digital movie, is an abridged version of a story, usually told through scenes presented in time-order. The term “movie” is the French term for film. A movie can be described as a movie-or sometimes a film-and often is produced for television viewing. Motion pictures have changed dramatically over the years: from early black-and-white films to the spectacular achievements of today’s digital technology.
Movie plot and story structure often evolve with the changing technologies and artistic styles of the filmmaking community. Movie producers in the early days depended primarily on words like “action,” “adventure,” and “plot” and made movies using this conventional format. Early movies had little in the way of special effects or graphics, relying more on the spontaneous visual effects of a director and his or her own imagination to tell a story. The advent of television and the increasing availability of VHS encouraged the rise of film genres such as comedy, science fiction, horror, and melodrama, which were animated films with highly detailed backgrounds, special effects, and animated characters.
In the late twentieth century, Hollywood produced a vast array of movies that utilized complex plot structures, innovative sound effects, and complex visual styles in order to create a highly imaginative and entertaining film experience. Film critics and film scholars are continually searching for classic films from the past and recognize that some of the best films of all time are American movies. However, some films have been subject to critical scrutiny for various factors. Movies are evaluated on their artistic merit, whether or not it met the expectations of the audience, the social message it conveyed, and whether or not the movie was politically incorrect. Movie genres are also constantly being redone as more inventive and sophisticated artists make movies and transfer them into the ever-changing and competitive movie industry.