The History of Cinema
You will learn the complete history of cinema, from the first silent movies to the modern-day premieres. You will find out how cinematography emerged and developed and why cinema is so popular.
From Lumière brothers to Christopher Nolan
Duration: 16 hours
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Who is this course for?
Everyone who loves cinema
We'll tell you the full history of cinema and analyze its development in different countries.
Everyone who's into history and art
We'll explain why the moving image became the front-running form of art in the 20th century and how it keeps us transfixed.
Journalists and film critics
We'll help perk up your knowledge of world cinema with our guidance and presentation.
What is the format of the course?
Full HD
High-quality sound
16 hours of salient information
Experiential creators and charismatic lecturers
Presentation with a detailed description and visuals
Tests for self-assessment after each lecture
You will learn to:
1.
Be good at the history of cinematography;
2.
Understand the rules the movie industry follows;
3.
Watch movies like a film critic;
4.
Distinguish genres, directors, and film schools of different countries;
Reflect on movies like an expert.
5.
Study process
Study process
Course program
Origins of cinema
We'll discuss the first film studios and big movie stars.
Module 1
There's everything you need to know about the history of cinema from the first motion pictures to the present-day movies.
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Module 1. France and the USA (2 hours)
1
The invention of cinema;
2
Lumière brothers, George Méliès, Charles and Emile Pathé;
3
The first studios;
4
The rise of Hollywood.
We’ll examine how cinema became a form of art and devised its own language.
Module 2
Avant-garde cinema and the studio system
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Module 2. Germany, Britain, Russia (2 hours)
1
English and Italian cinematography in the early 20th century;
2
German expressionism;
3
Cinema of the Russian Empire.
We'll discuss the achievements of Soviet cinema and learn how politics influenced the filmmaking process.
Module 3
Hollywood’s Golden Age, Soviet Avant-Garde, and totalitarian regimes
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Module 3. France and Italy in the 1930s (2 hours)
1
Poetic realism in France;
2
Italian neorealism;
3
The tradition of the classical French cinema at the dawn of the previous century.
We’ll show you how the mid-20th century sparked revolutions in the cinematic world and gave rise to the auteur cinema.
Module 4
Auteur cinema and revolutions
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Module 4. Oscars and other awards (2 hours)
1
Academy Awards;
2
New Hollywood stars;
3
European movie awards;
4
New European stars.
We’ll tell you how genre cinema conquered the audience, how a whole generation of independent filmmakers showed up, and how Asian cinema inspired Hollywood.
Module 5
Genre movies and independent filmmakers
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Module 5. The appeal of Hollywood and laws of genres (2 hours)
1
Hollywood in the 1960-80s the ;
2
French New Wave;
3
Giallo and other new genres.
We’ll analyze how streaming services changed cinema and how Asian cinema had a new life.
Module 6
Cinema from the 1980s to the present day
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Module 6. From the 1980s to the present days
(2 hours)
1
Modern cinematography;
2
Heyday of cinema in the 1990s;
3
Crisis of the 2010s;
4
The new era of cinema.
Bonus lecture
David Lynch: Coffee and Transgression
2 hours
(Release date: 18.08.2021)
Bonus lecture
Italian Cinema: From Neorealism to Spaghetti Westerns
2 hours
(Release date: 16.08.2021)
Who created this course
Our actor
Charlie Swanson
Why are lectures delivered by actors?

More often than not, specialists who are over the moon when writing their papers and doing their research do not feel enthusiastic about delivering their ideas and texts in front of a camera. This understanding influenced our decision to invite actors who feel comfortable and confident when being filmed. The expertise of our authors ensures high-quality content, whereas the professionalism of our actors buoys up its appeal to the audience.
Author
Sergey Boldyrev
This specialist has created the text and notes of the lectures by using recent scientific literature.
TV and movie director, coach
Editor
Nelli Kundryukova
Art historian, PhD student in art history
The editor has made the text of the lecture more coherent, structured, and easy to follow.
English editor
This person proofreads the translation and makes sure the definitions used in the lecture are accurate.
Alex Vanbroke
Translators
We are sure that education should have no frontiers. This accounts for our decision to translate our lectures into different languages. Thus, you can learn what you are interested in no matter where you are.
Anna Durden
Anastasia Grace
Sound director
Alex Dekar
John Cosgrove
Video editor
The sound director is responsible for the excellent quality of sound and video.
Thanks to the video editor, you can listen to the lecturer and follow the presentation
which boosts your understanding of the information delivered by the speaker.
Course price
You will be granted unlimited access to the course in your account
$35 USD
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After completing the course, you will get a certificate
It confirms that you have fully completed the curriculum
About the project
“Art for Introvert” is one of the biggest educational projects in Europe. Our main goal is to make art, psychology, and science understandable and accessible to everyone.
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Lecture reviews

This course and your lecturers impressed me so much that I just can’t stop thinking about it all day! I love people who are enthusiastic, immersed in the subject, committed and who share their knowledge with great pleasure. They provide an opportunity to analyze everything and draw conclusions after everything you hear and see! The course is wonderful! Dear Introverts, you are great! Thank you for what you are doing. Thanks for allowing us to fill our everyday lives with new emotions and knowledge.
Lilly Oulson
In my opinion, “Art for Introvert” is the best lecture hall where you can be fully immeresed in art. I've watched a lot of lectures and courses about art, but Art for Introvert is the best. Thanks to these classes, I finally sorted out the history of art!
At the lectures I received all the answers to my questions about art and painting! Listening to the course is very exciting, it is impossible to just stop doing it! Art for Introvert - you are the best !!
Samantha Lewis
Finished watching the course on art. I wanted to get some structured information on this topic for a long time. This is the best course I have ever come across! I have been searching for high-quality materials on art history for a very long time, but this course completely sorted all of my knowledge out. Thank you very much!
Philip Mallbrow
I've completed the course "Become an expert in the history of art". Amazing format. The presentation of the material was so fascinating that 24 hours just got away. I thank the lecture hall for this opportunity to have used the time constructively, having watched such interesting and enjoyable lectures. They actually provide a lot of information, which is varied and new, but you don’t feel tired afterwards and there is no confusion in the head. I now have a desire to definitely listen to wonderful courses on fashion and architecture!
Susan Ross
This course and your lecturers impressed me so much that I just can’t stop thinking about it all day! I love people who are enthusiastic, immersed in the subject, committed and who share their knowledge with great pleasure. They provide an opportunity to analyze everything and draw conclusions after everything you hear and see! The course is wonderful! Dear Introverts, you are great! Thank you for what you are doing. Thanks for allowing us to fill our everyday lives with new emotions and knowledge.
Lilly Oulson
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In my opinion, “Art for Introvert” is the best lecture hall where you can be fully immeresed in art. I've watched a lot of lectures and courses about art, but Art for Introvert is the best. Thanks to these classes, I finally sorted out the history of art!
At the lectures I received all the answers to my questions about art and painting! Listening to the course is very exciting, it is impossible to just stop doing it! Art for Introvert - you are the best !!
Samantha Lewis
Finished watching the course on art. I wanted to get some structured information on this topic for a long time. This is the best course I have ever come across! I have been searching for high-quality materials on art history for a very long time, but this course completely sorted all of my knowledge out. Thank you very much!
Philip Mallbrow
I've completed the course "Become an expert in the history of art". Amazing format. The presentation of the material was so fascinating that 24 hours just got away. I thank the lecture hall for this opportunity to have used the time constructively, having watched such interesting and enjoyable lectures. They actually provide a lot of information, which is varied and new, but you don’t feel tired afterwards and there is no confusion in the head. I now have a desire to definitely listen to wonderful courses on fashion and architecture!
Susan Ross
FAQ
What is the best way to take this course?
We recommend that you listen to all the lectures one by one to get a full picture. But, of course, you can also start from the part that interests you most.
Is there any time limit for taking this course?
There is none. Watch the course at your own pace.
Can I re-watch lectures after completing the course?
Sure! You have perpetual access to the entire course – and can return to it anytime.
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