In its etymological sense , love of cinema. Cinephilia is appeared in France around 1910 movement. The film magazines Désignenet foremost a French intellectual and cultural movement that will last until 68. Since the term became popular to describe any passion for cinema , regardless of its organization and expression.

Cinephilia has its own distinctive codes. Being a movie buff, it was to be both critical and audience . In this sense cinephilia was a practice of life, band or alone , understood as a way to think about the world and art .

The moviegoer is associated with movie theaters, unique to this time the vision of a film, whether in a theater or a cinema club ( moviegoers are reluctant to show reruns of a nascent TV ) . In theaters , moviegoers are ritually placed in the top three for not seeing the context and be fully absorbed by the film, recoilless possible. For the work of reflection should not hinder the first glance.

That we can consider three major aspects of cinephilia : first enchantment of the viewer ( the rapture , the loss of self , fascination ), then recording ( contact the real work pierced by the presence of real , that can find no form of editing) and finally the projection ( there is no room outside cinephile ) .

Criticism through the floor during the discussion of film clubs , for example , but also in writing . Often written by and for moviegoers , magazines were an important factor in meeting the cinephile . These journals also allowed critical - moviegoers to be recognized by French critics at the time.

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