The Impact of German Film Industry on the Development of World Cinema

When we consider the influence of one film industry on the other we can see that the development of one film industry is partly a result of the impact of other film industry or other country films. For example, today, American films appear to have their popularity and influence over many filmmakers throughout the world. Similarly, the influence of other European and Asian films could be seen in American or British films.

As far as the European film industry is concerned, it was by the efforts made by Germans that the world cinema has accepted several changes in film making techniques. The most pioneering impact of German cinema would be its expressionism, symbolism, psyche reading etc. German cinema could be said to have begun its entry at the end of the 19th century with the introduction of the self-invented projector demonstrated by Max Skladanowsky and his brother Emil in Berlin. Their projector called the Bioscope amazed the people with astonishment. though the bioscope can show only one frame at a time, the visualisation of the picture surprised many.

Other Pioneers included the Berliners Oskar Messter and Max Gliewe, by whom moving pictures were introduced. The Slowly moving pictures attracted for further development, which lasted in trivial short films. Bioscope introduced by the Skladanowsky Brothers took the foundation for motion pictures in Germany. However, many others as a celebrated invention of modern times repeated this successful attempt of the brothers. In1956 lightening projection was introduced. Later the German Film industry introduced motion pictures such as Metropolis, Caligari, Triumph of the Will etc not only challenged the aspect of presenting an unbelievable motion picture but also influenced the other film industry with some of the innovative techniques such as aerial photography, mass emotion etc.

&nbsp.&nbsp.&nbsp.&nbsp. It was with the silent movies that the Germans filmmakers started their success first, later between 1920- 1932 the so-called Golden Age of early German Cinema led the way for future filmmakers, with silent films such as Metropolis, Nosferatu and Das Cabinet des Dr.Caligari”.&nbsp. &nbsp.