Disaster films depict the story of impending or an ongoing disaster as its main plot focus. These disasters can include anything from natural disasters, disease outbreaks, alien invasions or shipwrecks and aeroplane crashes. Disaster films are considered to be a subgenre of action films, and the film will usually feature some kind of build-up to the disaster, the disaster itself and sometimes the aftermath, often from the point of view of survivors.
When humanity developed the ability to take photos and videos of our lives, it changed the way we captured the past forever. Today, we can look back at old photographs and incredible footage of some of the most amazing moments in human history.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t always smooth sailings. While the technology was new, a lot of video footage was lost to time due to the lack of digital backups that we can take advantage of today. This includes some of the earliest films that were made, which now have no remaining copies. Here are just seven of those famous films that are now lost to time.
When you’re watching a film, have you ever heard something that makes you think: “Wait a second, I’ve heard that before”? Well, there’s a good chance you’ve just recognised a famous sound effect that has been used time and time again.
Here’s a look at some of the most famous and most-used sound effects in film, as well as how some of the most iconic sound effects were created.
Romance is a film genre that focuses on romantic love stories, typically the romantic relationship between two main characters on a journey that takes them through dating and possibly to marriage. Often, a romance film can involve the couple overcoming obstacles such as financial difficulties, illness, work and family relations.
Today, the world of cinema is dominated by remakes. And while Hollywood has always taken inspiration for its stories from pre-existing tales, it seems that this is being taken a step further, with films that already exist being re-made over again.
Action is a popular film genre that typically features the likes of violence, extended fight scenes, incredible physical feats and mind-blowing car chases. These films tend to focus around a singular hero struggling against the odds, which often include a number of life-threatening situations, in pursuit of the villain.
Remakes are all the rage nowadays. With the likes of Disney churning out remake after remake of their classic films, it feels like original films are few and far between.
But is this necessarily a bad thing? Whilst remakes can often get a bad reputation for “ruining” the original by taking away the nostalgia and missing the entire feel of what made the original so great in the first place, some remakes knock it out of the ballpark.
More than a hundred years ago history was made – humanity’s first moments were captured on film. The oldest surviving film in existence dates back to 1888, and in the 131 years since, film making has made incredible strides.
Comedy is one of the most popular and prolific of film genres; for as long as there have been films, there has been comedy. Aside from making people split their sides with laughter, comedy films have also been about a lot more than what we get at face value. They often act as a vehicle for social and cultural commentary, they reflect aspects of society and put the spotlight on social issues that are important, but in a way that means we can all have a good laugh.
Once upon a time, cine film was the primary way to watch films. Families would gather together around the projector to watch the grainy footage of their lives as it flickered and jutted in front of their eyes. Whilst these memories may no doubt bring back wonderful feelings of nostalgia for some, it is no surprise that technology has long since moved past this, and for very good reasons.