How film theory has shaped the way we watch movies

Summarize: Film theory has evolved dramatically since its early days, influencing the way we watch movies today. Early film theory focused on analyzing the technical aspects of film, while the auteur theory focused on the director's creative vision. Structuralism focused on the narrative structure of a film, and feminist film theory critiqued the representation of women in film. Postmodernism deconstructed traditional notions of meaning and narrative. These developments have encouraged viewers to look beyond the surface of the film and to question the meaning of the film in their own lives.