We all need stories. Film is an extraordinarily powerful medium to tell stories -if not the most powerful one, with its blend of visuals, cuts, music and the input of everyone from the writer to the audience member. It is, however, fairly recent and is probably going to develop into an even more powerful storytelling medium in ways we cannot imagine.
Most of us making films got hooked into cinema early and never gave it a second thought. However, when you compare cinema to another medium, far more ancient, there is a lot to take away from it.
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