May 17, 2019

What's Inside the Soul of Cinema?


The communal experience of going to the movies is a cherished ritual. But what’s inside the soul of cinema?


Humans started with cave drawings and now we’re making three-hour Avenger movies. Somewhere in between those two things, cinema was invented and got a soul. As hard as it is to define the soul of a human, it’s equally hard to define the soul of an art form like cinema. Still, if you were going to classify the soul of cinema, how would you do it?



A new video essay takes on that very task and has some interesting things to say about the matter.



Check out the full video from Cinema Cartography and let us know what you think!





My biggest takeaway from this video is how cinema has become a unifying force. Just seeing a movie in theaters feels special nowadays. I love the audience reactions from cheers to tears. But what I love the most is everyone sitting in a dark room and being asked to experience the same emotions by the same force.

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Source: NoFilmSchool