Cinema is a big concept including films made of moving frames (movies); techniques for recording images, sounds and light to form a film (cinematography); Art forms involve the creation of films and eventually industry and commerce related to film production, promotion and distribution (film industry).
In Vietnamese, cinema is sometimes called Xiê, which comes from “cinéma” (cinematography in French) which is a shortened version of “cinématographe”. “Cinématographe” (derived from Greek κίνημα – sealedēma means movement, while γράφειν – gráphein means recording) is the name given to Léon Bouly by the camera to record his image in the morning registration. Regulation No. 219 350 in 1892, one of the milestones of the birth of the film industry.
When it was first invented, cinema was only considered as a film that recorded scenes of daily life, but shortly after, the films were created with certain cultural intentions and quickly became one. important type of art. Cinema has also become an indispensable form of entertainment in daily life, sometimes developing into cultural phenomena or being used as propaganda facilities.
In terms of art, cinema is often called the seventh art. The previous six arts according to Hegel’s classification are architecture, sculpture, painting, music, dance and poetry. Cinema is used to refer to movies shown in theaters, different from dramas. For that reason, the word “big screen” or “big screen” is also used to refer to cinema (white cinema screen), distinct from television, called small screen.
In Vietnamese, movies are called “plastic films”, distinguished from video. But in fact, plastic films are not the only material of cinema. There are video films that have been remade to show in theaters and vice versa, some dramas also use plastic film materials. Especially with the development of digital, there are both movies and dramas that use this technology.