History of Film: Silent Into Sound Sound was an aspect of film all along with shutter clicks, pianos and orchestras. Voices and soundtracks were a logical next leap.   1920s W. Murnau, Sunrise (1927)   1930s Fritz Lang, M (1931) Josef Von Sternberg, Blonde Venus (1932) James Whale, Bride of …

History of Film: Silent Cinema Before jumping into a historical study of film, it can be rewarding to take a survey of some key genres that define the medium, in this case: The The study of early cinema holds in it the key to understanding the filmic universe. The early …

Auteurs There are certain directors whose command over every facet of filmmaking is such that each film was clearly stamped with their authorship. You truly get to know these men through the films they made. Here is a sampling of directors and their signature films. The Auteurs Woody Allen, Annie …