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Three landmark movements in world cinema

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Three major movements in world cinema - Italian neorealism, Soviet montage theory and the emergence of 70MM and summer blockbusters, were the outcome of challenges that the film industry faced in times of war and when newer inventions caught audiences fancy.

Three major movements in world cinema - Italian neorealism, Soviet montage theory and the emergence of 70MM and summer blockbusters, were the outcome of challenges that the film industry faced in times of war and when newer inventions caught audiences fancy.

Soviet Russia after World War 1 did not have any resources to shoot and there was the scarcity of film as well. Legendary filmmakers Lev Kuleshov& Eisenstein studied films to the extent that they deciphered a theory called Montage using negatives of old films and re-editing them. This theory is used by every filmmaker across the globe even today.

Italian neo-realist films were the outcome of the devastation done by World War 2. The biggest film studio Cinecitta was destroyed and the economy was completely down. That is when Italian filmmakers like Roberto Rossellini and Vittorio De Sica decided to make films that represent real-world by shooting in real locations. That is how neo-realism was born.

When television was invented, feature films came under threat. That is when colour films and 70MM films were developed to draw people back to the theatre. Similarly during the time home video (VCR) became popular in the US, summer blockbusters (Thanks to Speilberg's Jaws) brought back audience to cinema theatres.

- With inputs from Aripirala Satya prasadWorld cinema, World War 1, World War 2, Lev Kuleshov and Eisenstein, Roberto Rossellini, Hollywood, Hollywood news, Hollywood latest news,

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