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PSC Class 126: World Cinema

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1. It was in Paris in 1895 March 22, the first film was telecasted in the world.
2. It was Edwin S Potter, who was called as ‘Father of Story Films’.
3. It was David Griffith, who was called as ‘Father of Modern Cinema’.
4. Lumiere Brothers (Aufguste Lumiere and Louis Lumiere) were the founders of Modern Cinema.
5. ‘A Trip to Moon’ is known as the first scientific film directed by George Mellis in 1902.
6. The director of the Russian Film, ‘Battleship Potemkin’ is Sergei Eisenstein (1925).
7. The ‘Bicycle Thieves’ is the film directed by Vittorio De Sica (1948) in Italy.
8. The japanese film ‘Rashomon’ is directed by Akira Kurosawa.
9. The film ‘Gandhi’ is directed by Richard Attenborough. The person who acted the role of Gandhi in this film is Ben Kingsley.
10. It was Shyam Benegal, who was the director of ‘Making of Mahatma’.
11. It was hollywood city, which is called as ‘Mecca of World Cinema’.
12. The California of America is called as ‘the capital of world cinema’.
13. Walt Disney is the father of Cartoon Cinemas.
14. Jazz Singer (1927) is the first sound film.
15. Becky Sharp is the first color film.
16. ‘The Rob’ is the first cinemascope film.
17. ‘Bwana Devil’ is the first 3D film.
18. It was ‘CAN’ film festival (France), which is called as the biggest film festival.
19. The indian who became the jury member of CAN film festival is Aishwarya Rai.
20. CAN film festival is started in 1946.
21. The actor of Harry Potter Cinema is Daniel Radcliffe.
22. The first actor who got Oscar Award is Emil Jannings (The way of all flash).
23. The first actress who got Oscar Award is Janet Gaynor (Seventh Heaven).
Film Industry and Nick Names:
1. Hollywood – American Cinema
2. Bollywood – Hindi Cinema
3. Kollywood – Tamil Cinema
4. Lollywood – Pakistani Cinema
5. Tollywood – Telugu Cinema
6. Mollywood – Malayalam Cinema

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke: Born in Triambakeshwar near Nashik of Maharashtra in 1870 April 30. The first film of him was completed in 1913 by overcoming several problems. After the victory of his film ‘Raja Harischandra’, a film studio was established. He is called as the father of Indian Cinema, who has the name Dada Phalke. He was died in February 16 in 1944. ‘Dada Phalke Award’ is given by Indian Government for the awardee’s contribution towards Indian Cinema. It was Devika Rani Roerich, who was the first recepient of Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1969). The malayalee who got first Dada Saheb Award for first time is Adoor Gopalakrishnan (2004). The recipient of this award in 2012 is Pran Kisan Sikand.

Slumdog Millionaire: Slumdog Millionaire is the film released in 2008, which is a british film that became popular for several reasons. The thread of this cinema was a novel called Q & A written by Vikas Swarup in 2005. Daniel Boye is the director of this film. The indian native, Loveleen Tandan was the assistant director.

Slumdog Millionaire got ten oscar nominations in 2009. Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Film Editing and Best Sound Mixing were the eight oscar awards got for this film. AR Rahman got two oscar awards in this film. They are Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Rahman is the first indian who got two oscar awards. From these two awards, Rahman shared the Best Original Song Award with Gulzar. Resul Pookutty got the best soundmixing award. He was the first malayalee to get the Oscar. The main actor and actress of this film is indian natives, Dev Patel and Freida Pinto.


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