A movie, also known as a motion picture, short video, or digital movie, is an artistic work of visual art typically using moving images to simulate contemporary experiences, often conveying stories, ideas, impressions, emotions, beauty, or other atmosphere. The term “moviemaker” derives from the word “motor,” which originally designated any device used to move objects; today, the term refers only to the process of moving images in a movie. Movie makers can create movies from any number of media including live action films, animation, and computer animation, to name a few. In addition to moviemaking, some filmmakers turn short computer animations into full-length feature films.
Motion pictures have for decades been the medium of choice for telling stories and entertaining audiences, but in recent years, movies have increasingly become a popular means of expressing political opinion and social issues. Many major movie studios now produce political action movies; however, independent movie producers are also starting to publish and produce political movies that some movie studios would find offensive. A good example of this is the Oscar-winning documentary Inglourious Basterds, which depicts the battle through the eyes of a fictional Jewish warlord. Some movies address serious issues while others are more tongue-in-cheek.
For example, Disney produced Finding Nemo, a film about a clownfish who seeks out his own kind. The film earned great reviews from critics and won several awards, including the best animated feature at the Oscars. However, some moviegoers were not so pleased with the special effects, and several movies were critically panned. This led Disney to release a sequel to Finding Nemo, titled Finding Nemo 2. After a few months of generally positive reviews, the second film quickly lost its audience. The lack of overall excitement seemed to hinder the future success of the Disney franchise.
There was another case where a popular film was panned by moviegoers. Spider-Man: Homecoming featured a number of irritating and expensive Hollywood special effects, which made the film very boring to sit through. The poor special effects were noticeable during several scenes, and the overall production looked very low-quality. Homecoming failed to earn any type of Oscar acceptance, and many theaters found the film to be a complete waste of their money.
Despite the aforementioned failures, there have been some successful movie experiences at local theaters. The late John Wells produced a movie that was widely acclaimed, but only played at one New York City theater. The movie itself was highly successful, and it earned Wells an Academy Award for his work on the screenplay. Other New York filmmakers benefited from the buzz created by Wells’ movie, and theaters started showing The Imitation Game and World like No One Ever Heard It Before.
Overall, the film industry continues to grow every year. Many experts think this will continue to grow at a rapid rate, as more people continue to crave the art form of seeing movies in the comfort of their own home. Viewers have also grown accustomed to the fact that they don’t have to go to an actual movie theater to make the ultimate movie-going experience. The convenience of being able to watch a film on their television screen makes films much more accessible than ever before.