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  2. Mar 22, 2011 · France can, with some justification, claim to have invented the whole concept of cinema. Film historians call The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station, the 50-second film by the Lumière brothers...

  3. Blog Languages French A Brief History of French Cinema In 1990, framed UK author Terry Pratchett published the tenth installment to his Discworld series, titled Moving Pictures. Sly alchemists formulate explosive film which, when cast in a certain light, reveals action – as though the audience were watching live movement.

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  4. National films. €493.10 million (43.1%) French cinema consists of the film industry and its film productions, whether made within the nation of France or by French film production companies abroad. It is the oldest and largest precursor of national cinemas in Europe, with primary influence also on the creation of national cinemas of Asia.

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    The French film industry in the 19th and 20th centuries was among the most important in the world. Les frères Lumière invented the cinématographe, and produced what is considered to be the first film called “L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de la Ciotat.” This was in Paris in 1895.

    Many notable films were produced between when film first appeared in France, and the appearance of the ever-famous Nouvelle Vague era. After World War I, the French film industry struggled because of a lack of capital. But between the World War I and World War II, French impressionist cinema appeared for the first time, as well as poetic realism in...

    Let’s dive into French New Wave or Nouvelle Vague era. This is a French film movement that emerged in the 1950’s and 1960’s. New Wave filmmakers were inspired by their rejection of the traditional film conventions that were dominating France at the time. Also inspired by inconoclasm, it is referred to as one of the most influential movements in the...

    “Cinema du Look” appeared in the 1980’s, a French film movement that favoured style over substance, and spectacle over narrative. This movement referred to films that had a slick visual style and focused on young, alienated characters. Several big-ticket French movies were produced in the ’90’s, and French cinema was going strong. Some of these mov...

  5. Great cheese, great wine, Claude Debussy, Eric Cantona. But, probably, their greatest gift to the world is cinema. They invented cinématographie and hosted the first private and public 'film' screening before spreading the idea to the rest of the world with, it's fair to say, pretty good results.

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