Genres and Topics
Origins of Film
Original cinematographic works from the late 19th century and the early 20th century, which signaled the birth of film. Foundational films from the Lumière brothers, George Mèlies, and other works made before George Griffith's 'The Birth Of A Nation' (1915) are included in this topic. Griffith's innovative techniques and storytelling power revolutionized cinematic language at the time, and made The Birth of a Nation one of the landmarks of film history.
Topics are sub-genres and/or themes of any kind (romantic comedy, buddy, sports, etc.) that describe the plot of the movie you are looking for. Topics, however, are not keywords. If you search for a topic like "shark", for example, only movies in which sharks play a significant roll will appear, such as 'Jaws'. But not every movie that has a shark in it will be listed.