United States cinema
August 12, 2022
American cinema, often metonymously referred to as Hollywood, has had a major effect on the film industry at large since the early 20th century. The dominant style of American cinema is classic Hollywood cinema, which developed from 1917 to 1960 and characterizes most films made to date. While Frenchmen Auguste and Louis Lumière are generally credited with the birth of modern cinema, American cinema soon came to be a dominant force in the industry as it emerged. It produces the largest total number of films of any single-language national cinema, with over 700 English-language films released on average every year. While national cinemas in the UK (299), Canada (206), Australia and New Zealand also produce films in the same language, they are not considered part of the Hollywood system. Hollywood was also considered a transnational cinema. Classic Hollywood has produced multi-language versions of some titles, often in Spanish or French. Contemporary production of Hollywood offshores to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Hollywood is considered to be the oldest film industry where first film studios and production companies emerged, it is also the birthplace of several film genres, including comedy, drama, action, musical, romance, horror and fiction. science, has been an example for other national film industries. In 1878, Eadweard Muybridge demonstrated the power of photography to capture motion. In 1894, the world's first commercial film exhibition was given in New York, using Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope. The United States produced the world's first synchronized sound film musical, The Jazz Singer, in 1927, and was at the forefront of sound film development in the following decades. Since the early 20th century, the US film industry has largely been based around the 30 mile zone around Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941) is often cited in critics as the greatest film of all time. Today, US film studios collectively generate hundreds of films every year, making the United States one of the most prolific filmmakers in the world and one of the pioneers in film engineering and technology.