The Tribune Spectrum
Sunday, February 27, 2000

From a humble beginning in the fairground, cinema has risen to become a billion-dollar industry and one of the most spectacular and original contemporary arts.

A century of world cinema
By Abhilaksh Likhi

The success of Titanic created a world recordIT has been a momentous century for the evolution of cinema world over. It was the first and is arguably still the greatest of the industrialised art forms which have dominated the cultural life of the 20th century. From a humble beginning in the fairground it has risen to become a billion dollar industry and one of the most spectacular and original contemporary arts. As a technology, however, it has been in existence for barely a hundred years. Primitive cinematic devices like the ‘cinematograph’, ‘vitascope’ and ‘bioscope’ came into being and began to be exploited in the 1890s almost simultaneously in the USA, France, Germany and Great Britain.

Week Specials

by Kuldip Dhiman

SPEAKING GENERALLY: There are flaws in laws,
Chanchal Sarkar

Tale of two authors, three books,
by V. Gangadhar

Lost in America,
by G.K. Sharma

Are you guilty of being ambitious?
by Belu Maheshwari

Week Specials

'ART AND SOUL: The smell of the earth,
B.N. Goswamy

TELEVISION: The essence of a Yug,
Mukesh Khosla

BOLLYWOOD BHELPURI: Preity woman’s woes,
Madhur Mittal

WIDE ANGLE: Ruthless and riveting,
Ervell E. Menezes

GARDEN LIFE: Flowers on show,
Satish Narula

FITNESS: The hot way to health,
Anup Deb Nath

YOUR OPTION: Saying goodbye to good manners,
Taru Bahl

FEEDBACK: Redefining the concept of beauty
Book Review
Recent but grim history of Pak
by Parshotam Mehra
Trust Fukuyama to say the oddest
by Shelley Walia
Terrorist phase revisited shortly
by Jaspal Singh
Laloo’s Bihar is beyond redemption
by Kuldip Kalia
How united is United Kingdom?
by V. N. Dutta
Dump your old beliefs; here is new hypothesis
by Kuldip Dhiman
Meet old lovers in new version
by Kavita Soni-Sharma
Love and simple labour a cure-all for ageing
by P.D. Shastri