Cinema – a wonder of modern science
We live in an age of science. We can see the wonders of science around us. The cinema is one of the wonders of modern science. For this wonderful invention, the people of the world are mainly indebted to Edison, the Great American scientist. Cinema has been a part of the entertainment industry for a long time. It creates a massive impact on people all over the world.
Cinema came into existence in 1930. At first silent and black & white movies were made. After that colored movies were made. Edition greatly improved photography and made it possible in later years to bring together a series of photo-pictures of the same scene or object on a celluloid ribbon. The ribbon may be long and then it is rolled up. When the show goes on it is unrolled and the pictures are thrown upon the white screen with the help of strong light. This produces motion pictures on the screen. The pictures were first silent but early in the twentieth century; sound and photography were brought together. Nowadays the pictures of men and women not only move but also talk and sing.
The cinema inspires us with endless joy. It is the cheapest of all present-day recreation. It has great power to make our education interesting and effective. Seeing a movie is not at all costly as compared to the other sources of entertainment. That is why everyone likes to see a film in a cinema hall. Most importantly, cinema brings to us different cultures of the world. It introduces us to various art forms and helps us in gaining knowledge about how different people lead their lives. Cinema also teaches us a thing or two about practical life. Incidents are shown in movies of emergencies like robbery, fire, kidnapping and more help us learn things which we can apply in real life to save ourselves.
History and geography can be made real and live through motion pictures. Young learners, as well as grownups, read about deserts, oceans, volcanoes, glaciers, and waterfalls. Most of us are not fortunate enough to have the opportunity of seeing them in our own ways. The pictures on the screen give us many opportunities to form ideas about these wonders of nature. Nowadays the cinema has become very popular and it is a good source of entertainment.
Past events are caught and kept alive in film pictures. A great man of the past is seen on the screen moving, talking, writing, and speaking as they used to do when they were living. Thus the cinema teaches us more than even books can do. But so to say, the cinema has a bad side too. If a person sees a bad film then he can adopt all the bad points of the film. To see too many films can spoil our eyesight, waste our money, time and energy. Bad pictures create an unhealthy and atmosphere and corrupt society. A person who becomes a film fan wants to see every film at any cost, which is not at all good. The pictures affect the moral tone of our young generation.