Hello! Long time no see this blog. Today I’m going to introduce you about this book. The title is “Hollywood” of FACTFILES. This tells us the history of Hollywood like how to make Hollywood, which movie is first, who is the most popular actor in each time, and so on. First, I will tell you this outline.
Every year millions of people come from all over the world and look up at the famous sign “HOLLYWOOD”. Why do they come there? Hollywood is a famous and special place. A lot of people come to see the hand and foot prints outside Grauman’s Chanese Theatre. After visiting there, they go to Universal Studuios, and perhaps to see a movie star or two. Most of all, they come to be in the most famous place in movie history.
The first half of this story tell us the history of movie. The story of the moving picture began in the nineteenth century because a number of different invention appeared. Eadweard Muybridge made a moving picture of horse in Palo Alto. This is first movie. Of course, audiences couldn’t listen any voices. This was called “Kinetograph” and the “Kinetoscope”. However there were a big moving picture camera and the Kinescope projected the moving picture in a box, so only one person at a time could watch these pictures. The movie invention gradually improved and the showing time became long. At last, in 1923 the short movie which have voices and sounds was made.
Speaking of Hollywood, I remember some actors and actresses. This book say that the most popular actor in a long line of Hollywood actors is Charlie Chaplin. HE arrived Hollywood in spring of 1913and his film Making a Living came out in 1914. He was not only an actor but also he wrote stories and music for films, and he was a director! His sense of existence was soooo big! He was a first star of Hollywood.
Like this, this book tells readers some interesting story, so I wasn’t bored about reading this book. If you like watching movie, you should know this history, and I’m sure that you like this book too.