Cinema and theater

Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) was a notorious Japanese film-maker, and is considered one of the most important directors in the history of film, given his important contributions not only to Japanese cinema, but to the entire film industry. Kurosawa grew up in the suburbs of Tokyo, and was the youngest of eight children of a middle […]


Concept of analepsis Analepsis, or flashback, is a narrative technique, commonly used in literature and cinema, but that can also be used in theatre, and that consists on the description of events prior to the present moment of the story. This way, the chronological order of the facts is interrupted, and there is a return […]

Film noir

Film noir is a movie subgenre that belongs to the main category of police movies, and it is mainly characterized by the specific themes depicted and also by its inherent visual attributes. Regarding the narrative, film noir mostly deals with criminal drama, in a very direct way, and sometimes even with a cynical approach; the […]

Image Composition

Image Composition refers to the arrangement of elements on a screen, whether it is a painting or drawing, a photograph or a frame in television or cinema. The main elements that are an essential part of the composition of any image are the main subject, the foreground and the secondary motifs, and all this components […]

Japanese Cinema

The history of Japanese Cinema has over one century. In 1897, Japanese people were introduced to a new invention, which allowed to put images once static in motion; the responsible for the first public demonstration of what would become cinema has its known nowadays was the American company Vitascope. It is clear then since its […]


The plot, or storyline, can be generally described as the total of facts that form a story, being because of that an inherent part of any narrative, whether in literature, theatre or cinema. The plot is therefore the development of the action, the story being told, the connection between all of the parts that constitute […]


Prolepsis, or flash forward, is a narrative technique to which an author resorts to describe events that occur in a period of time that corresponds to the future of the present time of the story. The utilization of this technique is very common both in literature and cinema, and it can be used in theatre […]


Raccord is a cinematic technique that ensures the continuity between different scenes, so it can be described as a form of connection between the last images of a shot and the first images of the next shot[1]. The term raccord is French, but it is also used in many different languages to transmit the idea […]

Soviet Cinema

The Soviet Cinema is a vanguard, or specific film style, created when the USSR was founded, and that accompanied the growth and development of the Soviet Union until it was dismantled. The Soviet Cinema, along with German Expressionism, follows a line of thought that gives an answer to an ontological question that exists since the […]

The Big Bang Theory (series)

The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom. Created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, this series is broadcasted since 2007, and is currently on its 10th season. This show follows de daily lives of a group of four friends that are scientists, namely Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), Howard Wolowitz (Simon […]

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