A report on Film criticism

Chicago critic Roger Ebert (right) with director Russ Meyer.

Analysis and evaluation of films and the film medium.

- Film criticism
Chicago critic Roger Ebert (right) with director Russ Meyer.

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Film theory

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Set of scholarly approaches within the academic discipline of film or cinema studies that began in the 1920s by questioning the formal essential attributes of motion pictures; and that now provides conceptual frameworks for understanding film's relationship to reality, the other arts, individual viewers, and society at large.

Set of scholarly approaches within the academic discipline of film or cinema studies that began in the 1920s by questioning the formal essential attributes of motion pictures; and that now provides conceptual frameworks for understanding film's relationship to reality, the other arts, individual viewers, and society at large.

Film theory is not to be confused with general film criticism, or film history, though these three disciplines interrelate.

Film screening room at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Film studies

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Film screening room at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Film studies is an academic discipline that deals with various theoretical, historical, and critical approaches to cinema as an art form and a medium.

Author portrait of Kael from the dust jacket of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (1968)

Pauline Kael

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Author portrait of Kael from the dust jacket of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (1968)
The Citizen Kane Book (1971)

Pauline Kael (June 19, 1919 – September 3, 2001) was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991.

Ebert giving an interview for
Sound Opinions in 2006

Roger Ebert

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Ebert giving an interview for
Sound Opinions in 2006
Ebert (right) with Russ Meyer in 1970
Ebert and his wife Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert (left) giving the thumbs up to Nancy Kwan (right) at the Hawaii International Film Festival on October 20, 2010
Ebert (right) at the Conference on World Affairs in September 2002, shortly after his cancer diagnosis
A statue of Ebert giving his 'thumbs up' outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois

Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, film historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author.

Animated GIF of Prof. Stampfer's Stroboscopische Scheibe No. X (Trentsensky & Vieweg 1833)

Film

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Work of visual art that simulates experiences and otherwise communicates ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty, or atmosphere through the use of moving images.

Work of visual art that simulates experiences and otherwise communicates ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty, or atmosphere through the use of moving images.

Animated GIF of Prof. Stampfer's Stroboscopische Scheibe No. X (Trentsensky & Vieweg 1833)
An animated GIF of a photographic sequence shot by Eadweard Muybridge in 1878. His chronophotographic works can be regarded as very short movies that were recorded before there was a proper way to replay the material in motion.
A frame from Roundhay Garden Scene, the world's earliest surviving film produced using a motion picture camera, by Louis Le Prince, 1888
A famous shot from Georges Méliès Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) (1902), an early narrative film and also an early science fiction film.
Salah Zulfikar, one of the most popular actors in the golden age of Egyptian Cinema
This 16 mm spring-wound Bolex "H16" Reflex camera is a popular entry level camera used in film schools.
Founded in 1912, the Babelsberg Studio near Berlin was the first large-scale film studio in the world, and the forerunner to Hollywood. It still produces global blockbusters every year.
The Lumière Brothers, who were among the first filmmakers
Salah Zulfikar and Faten Hamama in the premiere of Bain Al-Atlal ("Among the Ruins") in Cairo, 1959
An animated image of a horse, made using eight pictures.
An animation of the retouched Sallie Garner card from The Horse in Motion series (1878–1879) by Muybridge. His chronophotographic works can be regarded as very short movies that were recorded before there was a proper way to replay the material in motion.

Fields of academic study have been created that are derivative or dependent on the existence of film, such as film criticism, film history, divisions of film propaganda in authoritarian governments, or psychological on subliminal effects (e.g., of a flashing soda can during a screening).

Andrew Sarris

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Andrew Sarris (October 31, 1928 – June 20, 2012) was an American film critic.

Siskel at the 61st Academy Awards in 1989

Gene Siskel

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Siskel at the 61st Academy Awards in 1989

Eugene Kal Siskel (January 26, 1946 – February 20, 1999) was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune.

André Bazin on the cover of the third volume of the original edition of Qu'est-ce que le cinéma?

André Bazin

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André Bazin on the cover of the third volume of the original edition of Qu'est-ce que le cinéma?
André Bazin on the cover of the third volume of the original edition of Qu'est-ce que le cinéma?
For the Oscar winner The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), director William Wyler and cinematographer Gregg Toland used deep focus to keep a significant character visible in the far background of the frame.

André Bazin (18 April 1918 – 11 November 1958) was a renowned and influential French film critic and film theorist.

Critic by Lajos Tihanyi. Oil on canvas, c. 1916.

Critic

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Critic by Lajos Tihanyi. Oil on canvas, c. 1916.

A critic is a person who communicates an assessment and an opinion of various forms of creative works such as art, literature, music, cinema, theater, fashion, architecture, and food.

Canby in 1977

Vincent Canby

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Canby in 1977

Vincent Canby (July 27, 1924 – October 15, 2000) was an American film and theatre critic who served as the chief film critic for The New York Times from 1969 until the early 1990s, then its chief theatre critic from 1994 until his death in 2000.