The History of Cinema
You will learn the complete history of cinema, from the first silent movies to the modern blockbusters. You'll find out how the moving image emerged and developed and why it is popular.
From the Lumière brothers to Christopher Nolan
Duration: 16 hours
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Video course in English
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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.
Course format
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
The course will help you:
1.
learn the history of the moving image
2.
know the rules of the film industry
3.
watch movies through the lens of a film critic
4.
expand your knowledge of genres, directors and their methods
gear up for discussions about cinema
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. Origins of cinema (2 hours)
1
The invention of the film camera; Lumière brothers
2
How Hollywood became the world’s capital of cinema
3
Pre-revolutionary Russian cinema. Nicholas II and Leo Tolstoy as first filmstars
4
How cinema came to Asia
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. Avant-garde cinema and studio system (2 hours)
1
How cinema grew into both art and business
2
Why avant-garde filmmakers sought to differentiate cinema from theater, painting, and literature
3
German Expressionism as a crooked mirror of the era
4
How sound and music changed cinema and why Charlie Chaplin couldn't accept it
5
Emergence of the studio system
6
The Hays Code: the moral censorship in the United States
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. Hollywood’s Golden Age, Soviet Avant-garde, and totalitarian regimes (2 hours)
1
Emergence of Soviet Avant-garde
2
Cinema of totalitarianism: Germany, Italy, Japan
3
Hollywood’s Golden Age and its collapse
4
Noir films and archetypes
5
The Golden Age of Korean Cinema
We’ll analyze why the 20th century became revolutionary for the cinema industry and how Indie Cinema came to be.
Module 4
The Revolution of Indie Cinema
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Module 4. Auteur cinema and revolutions
(2 hours)
1
What is Italian Neorealism and why it influenced Soviet cinema?
2
The French New Wave: How film critics created the Auteur theory
3
New Hollywood: Rebellion, sex, and violence
4
Cinema of Eastern Europe
5
The heyday of Japanese cinema
We’ll trace how indie cinema developed and which issues directors addressed in the second half of the 20th century.
Module 5
The Art of Cinema and Social Problems
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Module 5. Genre films and independent directors (2 hours)
1
Horror as the most long-standing genre and its development: from Avant-garde to B-films
2
Theater on screen: the history of the musical
3
Why was the detective genre popular throughout the existence of cinema
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. Cinema from the 1980s to the present day (2 hours)
1
Hong Kong cinema and how it inspired Hollywood directors
2
Soderbergh, Lynch, Tarantino, the Coen Brothers: Independent American cinema of the 2000s
3
The 2000s: The era of blockbusters and comic book movies
4
Cinema of the 21st century: Filmmakers VS mainstream
Bonus lecture
David Lynch: Coffee and Transgression
2 hours
Bonus lecture
Italian Cinema: From Neorealism to Spaghetti Westerns
2 hours
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.
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About the project
Art for Introvert is one of the biggest educational projects in Europe. Our ultimate goal is to make art, psychology, and science accessible to a wider public.
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I’m really impressed with the amount and quality of info I received with your lectures! I took the course on the history of cinema and enjoyed the whole thing, loved the way you made it. It’s nice to see people who are eager to bring knowledge to others. Art for Introvert, glad to have discovered your project!
Adam Mayson
Finally sorted out the history of art in my head thanks to your course. Great job, guys! It's really convenient you divided lectures into modules. The speaker was nice to listen to, and I loved the deep delve into the details of each painting you talked about. For sure, it's better to learn about painting with pros than browsing through weird websites.
Grace Milestone
Finished watching the course on cognitive psychology. I was looking for the comprehensive content that would give me a clear understanding of the subject, and perhaps better my perception of myself and improve my relationships with other people. No regrets about the money paid for the course, Art for Introvert does a great job when it comes to psychology, examples from real life, and clear explanations of what stands behind our actions, thoughts, desires and traumas. Thank you!!
Jessica Widebrook
I've just completed the course Become an Art Historian. Awesome format. The presentation of the material was fascinating, and 24 hours just flew by. I’m glad that for once I’ve spent my time meaningfully. Pulling myself together to take another course, on architecture this time.
George Farlane
I’m really impressed with the amount and quality of info I received with your lectures! I took the course on the history of cinema and enjoyed the whole thing, loved the way you made it. It’s nice to see people who are eager to bring knowledge to others. Art for Introvert, glad to have discovered your project!
Adam Mayson
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Finally sorted out the history of art in my head thanks to your course. Great job, guys! It's really convenient you divided lectures into modules. The speaker was nice to listen to, and I loved the deep delve into the details of each painting you talked about. For sure, it's better to learn about painting with pros than browsing through weird websites.
Grace Milestone
Finished watching the course on cognitive psychology. I was looking for the comprehensive content that would give me a clear understanding of the subject, and perhaps better my perception of myself and improve my relationships with other people. No regrets about the money paid for the course, Art for Introvert does a great job when it comes to psychology, examples from real life, and clear explanations of what stands behind our actions, thoughts, desires and traumas. Thank you!!
Jessica Widebrook
I've just completed the course Become an Art Historian. Awesome format. The presentation of the material was fascinating, and 24 hours just flew by. I’m glad that for once I’ve spent my time meaningfully. Pulling myself together to take another course, on architecture this time.
George Farlane
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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