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The Russian and Soviet Cinematography: Great Art From the Big Country

The history of the Russian cinema may be divided into three periods: the Russian Empire period, the Soviet Union period and the period after Perestroika and the fall of The Soviet Union. The cinematography was first brought to the Russian Empire by the Lumiere brothers themselves in… Read more

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Film History: The First Film Ever Made

It was a cold December night three days after Christmas in 1895 when guests filed curiously into the dimly lit basement at the Grand Café on the Boulevard des Capucines in Paris. It was the age of marvels, of new inventions, and what the people… Read more

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The Cinematography of Vietnam: Documenting the Wars

The history of Vietnamese cinematography dates back to the 1920s when a group of intellectualists from Hanoi formed the Huong Ky Film Company producing mainly documentary movies. The history of Vietnamese cinematography dates back to the 1920s when a group of intellectualists from Hanoi formed the… Read more

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The Brazilian Cinema: Much More Than Just Soap Operas

Brazil takes a special place in the cinematic landscape of South America. The roots of Latin American cinema itself came from Brazil. In spite of many storms and spells of stagnation, it is also the most significant cinematographic power on the continent. In 1886 in… Read more

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The Austrian Cinematography: Great Cinema of Small Country

Austrian cinematography evolved in parallel to the other European cinematographies since the Lumiere brothers presented to the world their incredible invention – the cinematography. The first recorded Austrian film company, which went down in history as Wiener Kunstfilm, commenced production in 1910, and this point is often referred… Read more