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in the 20th century moving pictures became an important form of artistic expression
Recent Examples on the Web In the past century technology and business models have helped shape the message in moving pictures—nowhere more so than in television. The Economist, "Medium and message How technology shapes TV shows’ narrative arcs," 23 Apr. 2020 The concept of the cat-and-mouse hunt between spy and supervillain dates all the way back to the earliest days of moving pictures. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The TV Boss Against the Algorithm," 13 Apr. 2020 An avid magic and optical illusions fan, an undeniable sense of mystery penetrates many of his still and moving picture works. Nickole Kerner Bobley, Houston Chronicle, "Artfeel: Local artist examines nature, humanity in “Tree Man” work," 15 Apr. 2020 Long celebrated for his portrait work, Parks rendered the American working class with thrilling dignity; taking especially moving pictures of African Americans. Marley Marius, Vogue, "From Sally Mann to Jacopo Tintoretto, 7 Art Exhibitions You Won't Want to Miss This Spring," 1 Mar. 2019 Both Suttles and Goodman shared bandwidth-conservation advice that, if implemented at scale, could have a bigger effect: Stick to audio instead of video for your conference calls if the meeting doesn’t demand moving pictures. Rob Pegoraro, USA TODAY, "YouTube switches to standard definition video. Will that make a difference?," 25 Mar. 2020 This may be an opportunity to get organized for tax season, take in a moving picture, or make time for someone special. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: Trump gives states a tool to lower drug costs, with a catch; ICER updates how it assesses drugs," 31 Jan. 2020 The camera converts infrared energy into an electronic signal to create moving pictures. New York Times, "How We Made Images of Methane, an Invisible Gas," 13 Dec. 2019 When your newspaper has moving pictures and everyday objects sometimes talk to you, then the internet does not seem a particularly exciting place. Jason Kehe, Wired, "Harry Potter and the Curse of Technology," 11 Dec. 2019

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Moving picture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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