Respectable members of the examination board, let me introduce my topic in which I would like to speak on the cinema art. Keypoints of my topic are the following: cinema art as a phenomenon, its history, development and its influence on the society.
The motion pictures have a great impact on our life. Indeed, the movies are truly an art of our time – they were born and achieved a great development in the 20th century, and now they demand the serious consideration as well as the other arts.
Everybody knows that cinema is the greatest invention in the world, but not many people know the history of cinematography, which is long and interesting. So, I want to say a few words about it.
The history of moving images goes back to more than one thousand years. December 28, 1895, it’s the date, which is considered to be the birthday of world cinema. The Lumiere brothers created their films for the first time. The 1st film they showed was “The Arrival of a Train at a Station”. Moving pictures seemed so real that the audience was frightened to death by the train rushing at them from the screen. It was the first time the term ‘cinématographe’ was used, formed of the Greek words ‘kinéma’ (movement) and ‘graphein’ (to write, to draw, to inscribe).
Nowadays there is no real doubt that the movies has become a powerful force in contemporary life. We can’t imagine our life without cinema. Besides pleasure and opportunity to relax and forget our everyday troubles it gives us a lot of useful information. Cinema plays a very important role in the development of the human society. Good films teach people to love and respect each other, give them new ideas and make them think about the things they have not thought about before. Cinema is a new art, but also it is a very popular entertainment nowadays.