Topics: History Of Film
History of FilmThe history of film is the historical development of the medium known variously as cinema, motion pictures, film, or the movies. The history of film spans over a hundred years, from the latter part of the 19th century to the present day. Motion pictures developed gradually from a carnival novelty to one of the most important tools of communication and entertainment, and mass media in the 20th century. Motion picture films have had a substantial impact on the arts, technology, and politics.