Ben - Super
Until the 1930s, almost all movies were silent. Audiences couldn’t hear the characters, so the action was more important than words. Sometimes spoken conversations were written on screen, in ‘intertitles’. Many of these movies were very visually detailed, and very expensive to make. They used advanced special effects, which had been invented for stage-plays. By 1932 almost all movies had sound. Movies that you could hear, as well as see, were called ‘talking movies’. Silent films are still watched and enjoyed these days. Many movie directors study silent films to learn how to edit pictures to tell a story.
Definition: (noun) a group of listeners or spectators
Ex: There was a big audience at the premiere of the new movie.
Definition: (adverb) a way that relates to seeing something
Ex: The movie was visually spectacular.
Definition: (adjective) far ahead in progress
Ex: The special effects used in this movie are very advanced.
Definition: (verb) to create or design something new
Ex: They invented a new method for making movies.
Definition: (verb) to prepare something for publication
Ex: It took them a long time to edit the movie scenes.