Film As Art

Film: a collaborative outcome of creative effort as a means of expression using narrative, cinematography, lighting, music, sound design, and everything that appears in each frame (actors, set design, dance, costumes, CGI, special effects).

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Film as art is primarily concerned with aesthetics, the exploration of self, relationships, society, politics, and philosophy, rather than as a medium solely to entertain or for commercial profit.

Some films are classified as art, yet there are many that were not originally considered art, that have value and significance well beyond their commercial success, or lack of it.

Of all art forms, I am most transfixed by film as it includes so many kinds of expression that work together as a coherent whole. 

The Craft of Art