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Man working with a movie projector in a movie theater, 1958
Man working with a movie projector in a movie theater, 1958

Video-x-generic.svg A film – also called a movie, motion picture, moving picture, picture, photoplay or (slang) flick – is a work of visual art that simulates experiences and otherwise communicates ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty, or atmosphere through the use of moving images. These images are generally accompanied by sound and, more rarely, other sensory stimulations. The word "cinema", short for cinematography, is often used to refer to filmmaking and the film industry, and to the art form that is the result of it. ( Full article...)

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Sony's Betamax is a 1/2 inch (12.7 millimeter) home videocassette tape recording format introduced on April 16, 1975 (in market on May 10) and derived from the earlier, professional 3/4 inch (19.05 millimeter) U-matic video cassette format.

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Jacques Tati (French:  [tati]; born Jacques Tatischeff, pronounced  [tatiʃɛf]; 9 October 1907 – 5 November 1982) was a French mime, film-maker, actor and screenwriter. In an Entertainment Weekly poll of the Greatest Movie Directors, he was voted the 46th greatest of all time (out of 50), although he directed only six feature-length films.

Tati's Playtime (1967) ranked 23rd in the 2022 Sight & Sound critics' poll of the greatest films ever made. ( Full article...)
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Marlon Brando
The only reason I'm here is that I don't yet have the moral courage to turn down the money. [...] Still, movies do have the greatest potential. You can say important things to a lot of people.
Marlon Brando, 1957

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