The Cinema World. Moden film festivals and film industry and stars.
The Cinema World.
Moden film festivals and film industry and stars.
I’m a cinema goer. And also I like watching films on TV or video. But I
think, that watching a good film is the best relaxation. It is thought-
provoking and entertaining. Now a growing number of people prefer watching
films on TV to attending cinemas. There are wonderful comedies, love
stories, science fiction, horror films, detective stories, and historical
films on. There’s a variety of films available today. It is difficult to
live without cinema. One fact is clear for everyone: cinema makes our life
better. Cinema helps us to forget different problems. When people watch
films, they have a rest. Some films take people into another world. I think
it is a pure world, where usual problems do not even exist. Cinema is a
great power, it helps us to understand our complex well. Cinema can leave
nobody indifferent. It is so powerful that it provokes complex feelings. We
meet a lot of people. Everyone has his own opinion about something and like
most of us I have my own opinion too, for example, about cinema. Cinema is
a necessary and important part of my life. It is my essence, my mode of
life and my happiness. Cinema helps me to cope with difficulties and with
Cinema means the same as pictures and movies. In Greek the world kinema
means ‘movement’. Cinema has been with us for over 100 years. It was born
at the end of the 19th century. But the moving image has been around for a
lot longer. The magic world of film comes to life before the visitor’s eyes
at the Museum of Moving Image in London. Later cinema became the most
popular entertaiment all over the world. There are a lot of flms to
different tastes: an actoin film, an adventure film, a cartoon, a comedy, a
documentary, a drama, a disaster film, a hictorical film, a horror film, a
love story, a musical, a fiction film, a thriller, a travelogue, a war
film, a western and etc.
There are so many interesting and entertaining films, that sometimes it
is a problem to chose what to see. In this problem we are helped by film
festivals. They acquaint us the most attractive film, because films are
assessed by jury of international celebrities.
Nowadays there are a lot of film festivals: the Cannes festival, the
Berlin festival, the Venice festival and etc. All of the films at the
festivals are assessed by jury of international celebrities. festivals
provide opportnities for actors especially for starlates, reveal both
masterpieces and duds. Put an emphasis on independent and innovative film
making and guarantee distribution for non-mainstream and non- Hollywood
films. Festivals are annual events. All of them have their own awards and
places where they are held.
The Cannes festival is a French film festival which was founded in
1938. this festival soon became one of the top festivals. Its award is
olive-branch (olive-branch is a symbol of peace).
The berlin festival is a German film festival is one of the three major
festivls in Europe. Its prize is Golden Bear.
The Venice festival is the world’s oldest film festival (1932). Its
award is Golden Lion.
The Oscars are awarded every year by the American Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Science. These statuettes are awarded to actors, film
directors, screenwriters and so on for outstanding contributions to the
film industry. The Oscars were first awarded in 1927. The first winners
were chosen by five judges. Nowadays all of the members of the Academy
vote. The ceremony is attended by most Hollywood stars, although some
famous stars, such as Woody Allen, refuse to go, even if they win an award.
The oldest winner of an Oscar was 80-year- old Jessica Tandy for her
performance in the film “Driving Miss Daisy” in 1990. The youngest was
Shirley Temple when she was only five years old. The statuette is of
soldier standing on a reel of film. Nobody is really sure why it is called
an Oscar, although some people say that it is because when the first
statuette was made, a secretary said, “It reminds me of Uncle Oscar!” Oscar
is one of the top ceremony of awards. Its award is a gold-plated figurine
which is awarded annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences for the best film work in various categories, e.g. Best Picture,
Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress. In 1928 Frances Marion said about
it: “the statuette is a perfect symbol of the movie business – a powerful
athletic body clutching a gleaming sword, with half of his haed, the art
that holds his brain, completely sliced off”.