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Movies

Movies
Movies can refer to motion pictures, the art form of making a film or the motion picture industry. Films are made by recording images of actors and scenery using cameras, animation techniques and special effects. In the late 1900s, computers became a key resource for making a movie. Films are made up of a series of individual images called frames. Silent, black-and-white movies were made as far back at the late 1800s. In the 1920s, films in the United States flourished with the rise of Hollywood, in southern California. Sound was added to movies at that time, and color eventually was used as an alternative to black-and-white. Customers buy a movie ticket at a movie theater and can choose fro... Show more »
Movies can refer to motion pictures, the art form of making a film or the motion picture industry. Films are made by recording images of actors and scenery using cameras, animation techniques and special effects. In the late 1900s, computers became a key resource for making a movie. Films are made up of a series of individual images called frames. Silent, black-and-white movies were made as far back at the late 1800s. In the 1920s, films in the United States flourished with the rise of Hollywood, in southern California. Sound was added to movies at that time, and color eventually was used as an alternative to black-and-white. Customers buy a movie ticket at a movie theater and can choose from a number of showtimes. Films, featuring "movie stars," are distributed by movie studios, which are large production companies. Movie reviews, written by film critics, appear regularly via numerous media outlets and can have a major effect on the success of a film and how much money is made. « Show less

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  • Greer's OC: Film aims to shed light on diabetes

    Greer's OC: Film aims to shed light on diabetes
    A year ago, my editor at this paper was nice enough to let me write about the five-year anniversary of one of my four sons being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
  • City Lights: Movie experience still worthwhile

    On New Year's Day, my wife and I saw Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" at the Cinemark at Bella Terra. For those who haven't seen it yet, it's about a young orphan who lives in a train station in Paris and finds escape through the silent movies that play at the...

    Film with local ties to screen at Bella Terra

    Think of it as "The Bad News Bears" set to Klezmer music. Somewhat like the 1976 comedy film about the national pastime, which starred Walter Matthau as Coach Morris Buttermaker, "The Yankles" is about a washed-up ex-professional ballplayer who makes a...

    The chips are down

    The chips are down
    When the Super Bowl begins Feb. 5, it will be a tense time for the Willson family. Huntington Beach residents Connie and Tom will watch the telecast at a local restaurant, while their son Kevin will experience the game live in Indianapolis. The...

    Mailbag: No wonder 'Hugo' honors silent films

    I enjoyed reading your article "Movie experience still worthwhile" (City Lights, Jan. 5) and also the editorial "Big-screen blues" in the Los Angeles Times. One thing I would like to add as a reason movie attendance might be shrinking is that, like a...