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OLDER VS. NEWER

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OLDER VS. NEWER

L. Gruenberg

L. Gruenberg

L. Gruenberg

L. Gruenberg

L. Gruenberg

L. Gruenberg

L. Gruenberg

Lauren Gruenberg, Entertainment Writer

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Today’s technology is becoming more and more advanced with every passing day, week, month, and year. A majority of that very technology is used for the production and filming of movies. As a lot of people know (if they’re movie fans), the new movie, “Wonder Woman,” has come out. This movie hit the box office at 794.6 million USD (U.S dollars) . . . 794.6 MILLION USD! That right there is a fairly large number. A large majority of the movies that have come out lately, like “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “King Arthur,” and “Annabelle: Creation,” all use the advanced ways of technology. The animation in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” was phenomenal; when people watch it, it almost looks like clear reality. Thanks to today’s technology, movie producers, directors, and animators are able to achieve their vision with the improvements in computer-generated imagery. As well as in “Wonder Woman,” the filming, production, and animation was a major hit to everyone. In this film, the movie seemed like it was happening in person, as if the people who are watching it are actually there. This hasn’t always been the case though. As some people know, filming began in the 1890’s. You couldn’t hear anything, and the picture was only in black and white. Later on though, in October of 1929, the first sound movie came out, “The Jazz Singer.” Then, the first generally accepted movie using color was “Cupid Angling.” Now, a lot of people generally think that “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone With the Wind” were the first movies to be made with color and sound, but the lost film “La Chauve Souris” in 1925 was the first. Throughout time, more and more movies were made in black and white with sound, and, later on, more movies were made with color and sound. As time went on, movies were being made with a little animation added to it, like the movie “Critters” that was made in 1986. This movie is about aliens (of course); in the movie, the camera is focused on the actors and then switches to the animation of the alien bounty hunters and the critters themselves. This movie didn’t hit the box office any where near the same amount as “Wonder Woman.” It only hit with 13.2 million USD. Of course, it was made back in the mid-80’s, but it still had a 53% review while “Wonder Woman” had 92% liking from Rotten Tomatoes. With all of these details so far, new movies have a better chance at being a hit than older ones do. Today’s technology is able to better advance the viewing of movies that makes it more entertaining and intriguing at the same time. because it’s not usually what people see everyday. With older movies, the animation wasn’t as well-done, because I could tell that it was fake and it didn’t seem as life-like. So, in the battle between “Older vs. Newer” movies, the “Newer” has claimed victory.

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Lauren Gruenberg, Entertainment Writer

Lauren Gruenberg is a senior at Heritage High School, and it’s also her first year as a contributing member of The General Journal staff. She has lived...

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