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date: 07 May 2021

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Popular movies are, with popular music, the most thoroughly and widely entrenched art/media forms on our planet. Because movies are a relatively new art form, the technological changes they have undergone can be linked to the aesthetic needs and responses of their audiences. Discussed here are the aesthetic consequences of public versus personal projection; the structural changes to accommodate storytelling; the physical changes that eliminate aversive qualities; the effects of the additions of sound, color, and the creation of wider images; the flirtations with 3D and higher frame rates; and the consequences of the switch from analog to digital production and reception.

Keywords: 3D, aspect ratio, color, cuts, flicker, movies, shots, size, sound, technology

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