What can we learn from the Cinema?


It is another opinion piece, this time it is time to discuss another hot topic that some of the other Comic Book websites, entertainment websites have been discussing and it is “Are Comic Book Films considered Cinema?” It has been a hot topic amongst celebrities such as Martin Scorsese, Jennifer Aniston, and Francis Ford Coppola. What is Cinema and is it something we can learn from?

Image Credit: Biography, Martin Scorsese


Ever since 1891 when Thomas Edison demonstrated an early prototype of the Kinetoscope, up to December, 1895 when the LumiĆ©re Brothers projected moving pictures for a paying audience; people have been enamored with the idea of making a film that would captivate audiences worldwide and inspire people to either create the next big thing or become a movie star. But through the years the Film Industry had to compete with Television, with people staying home more most felt that the art of cinema was beginning to fade away so the film industry had to try new things to stay relevant and keep up with the times whether it be “Aromarama“, ” Smell-o-Vision,” the invention of 3D Technology and 4D.


What Directors such as Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola fail to understand is that yes, they have created great films that people can watch over and over, but things change, tastes have changed and the average movie watcher is looking for something more, now you have Comic Books that were considered something to just write off, but you have people like Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, William Moulton Marston, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Bill Finger, and Bob Kane create these larger than life heroes and yes there are some strange stories here and there but you have writers such as Danny O’Neil, Neal Adams, Scott Snyder, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Dwayne McDuffie, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Trina Robbins and Gail Simone (I do apologize but there are so many creative writers, artists that have accomplished a lot in the Comic Industry I do not mean to disrespect anyone that isn’t listed here) help give them such compelling stories and a lot of them have inspired people to take it the big screen. They may put a twist on the actual story but it is something that people love and the characters have situations that people can relate to.

Image Credit: The Hollywood Reporter, Francis Ford Coppola


We learn over time that Cinema evolves throughout time and history and you can blame this or that and call it ‘despicable’, it is your right to not like it, but it isn’t right to ruin it for someone else who enjoys it. As for Movie Stars who cannot find work due to feeling that Superhero Films are on the rise; it is simple, Jennifer Aniston can bash the Marvel films if she wants, don’t have to be entitled to like it but maybe the reason why you have a hard time finding work is the choice of films you choose to star in, with being on a television show that is memorable but also will stereotype you as the “Girl Next Door,” “The Funny Girl,” or “The Adam Sandler Love interest“.

The point I am trying to make is that You don’t have to like the film genre and that’s fine but don’t expect people not to reply back with what the genre means to them. Thank you for reading this Opinion Article and if you’re interested in reading my other opinion articles, click here.

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