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Man working with a movie projector in a movie theater, 1958
Man working with a movie projector in a movie theater, 1958

Video-x-generic.svg A film – also called a movie, motion picture, moving picture, picture or photoplay – is a work of visual art that simulates experiences and otherwise communicates ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty, or atmosphere through the use of moving images. These images are generally accompanied by sound and, more rarely, other sensory stimulations. The word "cinema", short for cinematography, is often used to refer to filmmaking and the film industry, and to the art form that is the result of it. (Full article...)

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Interior of the Kinetrographic Theater
Credit: E. J. Meeker

Interior of the kinetographic theater, also known as Edison's Black Maria, Thomas Edison's movie production studio in West Orange, New Jersey.

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Keaton in 2012

Diane Hall Keaton (born Diane Hall; January 5, 1946) is an American actress and director. Known for her idiosyncratic personality and fashion style, she has received various accolades throughout her career spanning over six decades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and the AFI Life Achievement Award.

Keaton's career began on stage when she appeared in the original 1968 Broadway production of the musical Hair, receiving a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play nomination the next year for her performance in Woody Allen's comic play Play it Again, Sam. She then made her screen debut in a small role in Lovers and Other Strangers (1970), before rising to prominence with her first major film role as Kay Adams-Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972), a role she reprised in its sequels Part II (1974) and Part III (1990). The films that shaped her career the most were those with director, co-star, and former romantic partner Woody Allen, beginning with the film adaptation of Play It Again, Sam (1972). Her next two films with Allen, Sleeper (1973) and Love and Death (1975), established her as a comic actor, while her fourth, romantic comedy Annie Hall (1977), won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. (Full article...)
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Ingmar Bergman
I don't want to produce a work of art that the public can sit and suck aesthetically ... I want to give them a blow in the small of the back, to scorch their indifference, to startle them out of their complacency.

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