Cinema has been around since the late 1800s, with people such as Georges Melies and the Lumierre Brothers pioneering in film.
Cinema started with silent film in black and white, then progressed to talkies in black and white, to talkies in colour.
(picture/still): A trip to the moon by George Melies)
Film has come a long way over the years. A dramatic change in available technologies has come about and film makers are able to do more than what they could many years ago.
You can see changes in how films show imaginary creatures, or inhuman creatures.
A lot of film in the horror and sci-fi genres use special imagery making software known as CGI. CGI is accomplished on computers and utilises green screens to put the generated image in its place.
in early film, they had to use all that was available, and that could well have been simply painting a landscape on paper or something of that nature.
Cameras have changed a lot too. Early cameras could only record in black and white, and couldn't record audio either. Early films were black and white and had music playing in the background.
People who went to watch films at the cinemas in the early days would hear a live orchestra play over the top of the films to try and create atmospheres as there was no alternative at the time.
The films that we go to see at the cinema nowadays are all talkies mostly. They include sound and images in them but the reason they are talkies is because they have people speaking in them that is why they are talkies. we don't refer to films as talkies any more, however we refer to them as motion pictures.