• Films


Film encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. Films (also referred to as movies or motion pictures) are produced by recording images from the world with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects

Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures, which reflect those cultures, and, in turn, affect them. Film is considered to be an important art form, a source of popular entertainment and a powerful method for educating — or indoctrinating — citizens. The visual elements of cinema give motion pictures a universal power of communication. Some films have become popular worldwide attractions by using dubbing or subtitles that translate the dialogue. 

Films are made up of a series of individual images called frames. When these images are shown rapidly in succession, a viewer has the illusion that motion is occurring. The viewer cannot see the flickering between frames due to an effect known as persistence of vision, whereby the eye retains a visual image for a fraction of a second after the source has been removed. Viewers perceive motion due to a psychological effect called beta movement

The origin of the name “film” comes from the fact that photographic film (also called film stock) has historically been the primary medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. Many other terms exist for an individual motion picture, including picture, picture show, moving picture, photo-play and flick. A common name for film in the United States is movie, while in Europe the term cinema is preferred. Additional terms for the field in general include the big screen, the silver screen, the cinema and the movies. 

  • Diferences beween Films and another entertainments ^^

Movies are designed entertain and enjoyed.
The entire purpose behind making a movie is to get you (the consumer) to watch the movie. Thats it. Movies main goal is to entertain you and make you enjoy what you are watching.

  1.  Films – TV


The basic differences between cinema and television are the content, the viewing conditions, the ability to attract and hold the limited span of attention of the viewer, the ability to shape the message to the medium, the longer duration that people spend in front of a television set (as most people do own one) vis-à-vis that spent in a cinema hall, the depiction of familiar images that people can easily relate to, the big screen ‘clones’ of the standard small screen fare and, of course, last but not the least the advent of satellite television. Television undoubtedly scores higher the cinema in every way. 

“It’s just entertainment” or “I don’t want to have to think, I just want to watch something and enjoy it,” and countless others coming from people who claim they are unashamed to watch shows/movies they know aren’t “quality drama”. This is usually the case with most television and a fair amount of commercial films. 

  1. Films – Books


Usually people think the book is better than the movie (although people who’ve read the book may be a special subcategory of moviegoer whose opinion is not entirely trustworthy for those who don’t like to read fiction books that much). So it’s interesting when the movie actually is better.