The Documentary is the father of cinema

    The Italian translation of this lesson is available here Traduzione italiana

    The documentary is an important piece of language and history of the cinematography. The first films realized by the Lumières are mostly documents, small bits of real life, from ” Leaving the Lumière factory” to the ” Demolition of a wall ” to the famous “Arrival of the train at La Ciotat.”

    The cinema was born for witnessing reality: reports from distant lands, news from war fields, moments from people’s daily life. The fantasy story, the “fantastic” that in the dark of a room appears real, is born afterwards, later in time, after the growth of the documentary. If you want to become good directors, first you will have to make good documentaries.

    English version edited by Daniele Piserchia

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