Welcome to Abcducinema

A lot of people think that when you watch movies, you’re basically just watching entertainment. They see it just as a series of pictures that flash on the screen in a very rate a high rate of speed to create an illusion of movement. This is how a lot of people view movies. It’s just another sensory impression. It’s just another stimuli that their body responds to.



This really is too bad because if you really think about it, cinema is nothing but life itself. This is not hype. This is not exaggeration. This is based on real facts because when you look at the typical film, you would notice that the movie itself is just a freeze-frame, or a recording of the emotions and process of life. In any given day, you go many emotions. In any given day, you go through many different stimuli you become aware of.

However, believe it or not, you actually only choose to become aware of a tiny fraction of all the stimuli your body picks up from the greater world out there. A lot of this has to do with your biases and your personal narrative. It all has a lot to do with who you think you are and where your place is in the world. In other words, this is all a choice, and it’s a part of something greater out there.

It tends to play out in autopilot. A lot of this is very easy to miss. In fact, they tend to flash in seconds, and the moment you detect them is the moment they start disappearing. Cinema is all about freezing all of these. It’s all about creating a document or a record of all the emotions, as magical and interesting as they are that flash out throughout all areas of our life not to create a process.

When you watch a movie, or when you watch a film, you see that recording. You see that imprint, that documentation. It can’t help but make your life so much

richer. If anything, the film is a great way of recording all the highs and lows, the ins and outs, and the ups and downs of the human experience.

Human beings go through a lot of emotions. They feel a lot. They look at the world many different ways. A lot of this conflict, interplay, collaboration and cooperation are all encapsulated in the process of life. It really is a shame that it’s not captured succinctly as film, but when you watch a movie, you get access to this.



We Provide Resources that Help You.

Abcducinema is really all about the ABC’s of cinematic entertainment and expression. This art form really is not understood all that well by the members of the general public. Most people really don’t have a very deep and profound understanding of how cinema works, how it’s created, and how it impacts their life. This website is the result of many hours of conversations among people who live, breathe and eat, film.

Many of my friends went to school studying this art form. A lot of my friends are screenwriters. A lot of my friends are in Hollywood and personally involved in the creation of movies. This is a work of love because it ties up all loose ends. It acts as a global digital scrapbook of all the impressions and revelations I had regarding this amazing art form.

This website aims to provide you with the following:


Understand Cinema Better.

First, you would be able to understand cinema better. Simply watching a movie, you would notice that there are a lot of things going on. You have to pay attention to the right details, connect the dots, see the forest from the trees, and keep your eyes firmly fixed on the big picture. Seems like a lot of work, but the good news is you can do all of that, so you can squeeze every ounce of meaning from each film you ever get to watch after reading this website.

Art Films

Second, we aim to pick up art films with critical precision. If you've ever been drunk with your friends, it's not unusual for at least of them to start talking about his or her favourite movie. From the looks of it, it would seem like this person is some sort of movie critic, but they're not. There is a big difference between critical position and just sloppy, everyday observation. There's nothing wrong with everyday people observing films, but a lot is lost in translation. There's just so many things you can slice and dice, and fit into a grid to come up with a really deep understanding of what is really going on the screen.

Different Cinematic
Products

Third, this website it seeks to compare different cinematic products. In other words, we're going to look at many different films and see how they stack up to each other, what they have in common, what separates them from each other. Also, we get to look at them in their context so we can see how they speak to our experience in the here and now.

Film Expression

Finally, we come up with a grand theory of film expression. This is speculative. After all, this is theory. It's all about trying to put together on all our impressions of what makes great movies great, and why a lot of movies flat-out suck. You may be thinking that that is fairly easy to do because a lot of people have their own list of amazing movies, and it's very easy for them to spot movies that they don't like. It's not that easy because a lot of the movies that people love to hate were actually produced with a lot of technical expertise.




Cinematography

When it comes to cinematography, as well as technical precision, everything is there.





When it comes to cinematography, as well as technical precision, everything is there. However, for some reason or other, it did not pan out. This is why we’re really trying to come up with this grand theory because this would finally lay to rest this classic question: If you were to put all the money in the world and throw it in a movie, do you necessarily end up with an amazing and classic movie? The short answer of course is no, and we’re trying to figure out why.





Learning How to Look is the First Step


So, what is the secret about watching films the right way? It really all boils down to learning how to look at a movie. You might be thinking that this is so basic, like opening your eyes, just tilting it at the right angle and there you have it, you are able to see the movie clearly. However, that’s not the kind of look we’re talking about.


The Perspective

That look is all about perspective. What perspective did we bring in when you look at a painting? What kind of attitude do you have when you hear the first notes of a song? This is how you learn how to “look at art” because this initial step actually plays a big role in the meaning, as well as the impact of that piece of creative work.

Avoid Reading

The second step is learning how to avoid reading too much into cultural products. You can well imagine that the typical film is a one-way discussion. It was based on a script that was acted on and directed, and what you have is a film made by somebody at some time at some place in the world. Pretty straightforward.

Canned Entertainment

It's canned entertainment. It’s not playing out right in front of your very eyes. As a result, when most people have consumed this type of artistic expression, it's a one-way discussion. In other words, the director and writer are trying to say something and they're just speaking to you. Your job at that point in time is to simply accept it or not.

Reading Too much

This gets really complicated because a lot of people disrupt this process in such a way that the meaning is destroyed. How? They read too much into what the director is saying. They read too much into what's playing out in the screen. What turns out is actually a movie in their minds not the actual movie that was shot. This can be both a blessing and a curse.


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