The film industry has changed radically in the past century, and one of the main reasons is the complexity of motion pictures. Technology has advanced so rapidly that many films have undergone remakes or are simply outdated, allowing them to reintroduce classic stories. A classic example of a remade film is King Kong (1933), which was remade in 2005 by director Peter Jackson. As a result of these technological advances, some movies are more popular than others.
Early motion picture technology introduced stereoscopic films. In 1903, the Lumiere brothers screened the first stereoscopic picture. Unfortunately, this technology was expensive and labor-intensive to produce. In addition, the emergence of a star system and narrative led to longer movies. But as the field advanced, so did the technology behind them. While this advancement was unpopular, it did spur the development of new technology.
In addition to the quality of the films themselves, technology has changed how they are made, how they are marketed, and how they are distributed. More versions of a film are released in different countries. This increases the pressure on film editors to meet deadlines, and places a financial burden on cinemas. This is why movie theaters are feeling obligated to invest in the latest film projects to remain relevant. As a result, the costs of operating a movie theater are higher today than twenty years ago.
Although the quality of movies has improved over the years, the process has not always matched the technological progress in the film industry. While it may be easy to overlook technological advancements in cinema, a better way to judge the success of a film is to look at its technical capabilities. Technology advances have allowed filmmakers to tell more complex stories and evoke emotional reactions. It has also allowed filmmakers to create more unique styles, movements, and methods.