Film and Movies Essay

Submitted By bnieves
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We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.
- Walt Disney

The Cinematograph, made by the Lumiere brothers, began the age of Cinema. With Cinema came black and whi

Film has taken giant strides over the past 30 years. Since the innovation of the VHS (Video home system) was first unveiled by the Japanese giant JVC in 1977, watching movies at home has advanced past our wildest beliefs. It may seem difficult nowadays to imagine watching movies only at a Theatre, when it’s most commonplace to watch Movies or T.V shows at home. Most people watch movies at home preferring the comfort, convenience and privacy, versus a crowded, uncomfortable movie theater. Who could blame them? With movies going to VHS after their initial Cinema release, the rental of movies became commonplace and extremely popular. Blockbuster was at the forefront with many small Rental stores popping up alongside it. As VHS defeated Betamax video, DVDs reigned supreme over VHS. However, over the last few years, the act of renting movies has changed drastically. Opting to watch movies online has become a popular way to see films, as people can combine watching at home with a wider choice of films. Also, as the internet allows viewers to stream videos, its means that a new release cannot sell out. With the influx of online movie streaming, a new giant has appeared on the global network, Netflix. Netflix originally was a “disk by mail” renting process and in time improved marketing