Sound of Pain - Part 4
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The first Nigerian films were made by filmmakers such as Ola Balogun and Hubert Ogunde in the 1960s, but they were frustrated by the high cost of film production. However, television broadcasting in Nigeria began in the 1960s and received much government support in its early years. By the mid-1980s every state had its own broadcasting station. Law limited foreign television content so producers in Lagos began televising local popular theater productions. Many of these were circulated on video as well, and a small scale informal video movie trade developed. Nigerian film is thus a video movie industry; Nigerians call them 'home videos'. There is some debate concerning what caused this small local market in videos to explode into a booming industry that has pushed foreign media off the shelves in much of Africa and is now marketed all over the world. Use of English rather than local languages served to expand the market. Aggressive marketing using posters, trailers, and television advertising also played a role in Nollywood's success. Many point to the 1992 release of Living in Bondage, a film about a businessman whose dealings with a money cult result in the death of his wife, as the industry's first blockbuster. Since then, thousands of movies have been released. One of the first Nigerian movie to reach international fame was the 2003 release Osuofia In London, starring Nkem Owoh, the famous Nigerian comedic actor. Modern Nigerian cinema’s most prolific auteur is Chico Ejiro, who directed over 80 films in a 5-year period and brags that he can complete production on a movie in as little as three days. Ejiro’s brother Zeb is the best-known director of these videos outside of the country.
The first Nollywood films were produced with traditional analog video,
such as Betacam SP, but today all Nollywood movies are produced using
digital video technology. Only recently, Time magazine published an article
rating the industry as the third-largest after Hollywood and Bollywood.
In the early days, Nollywood had one studio, Studio Tinapa in Tinapa, Calabar. Most movies, however, are not produced in studios in the Hollywood style. Video movies are shot on location all over Nigeria with distinct regional variations between the northern movies (made primarily in the Hausa language), the western Yoruba-language movies, the Igbo movies shot in the southeast,(Benin City) Edo Language shot in Benin city and the popular English-language productions, also shot primarily in the southeast. Many of the big producers have offices in Surulere, Lagos. Shooting films in Nigeria is difficult.
Nigerian directors adopt new technologies as soon as they become affordable. Bulky videotape cameras gave way to their digital descendents, which are now being replaced by HD cameras. Editing, music, and other post-production work is done with common computer-based systems.
This movie was really good and the ending was especially the best because the writer and director showed us that in real life you do not always get a happy ending.
3/20/2010 2:54:12 AM
this movie is the bomb..great actin from the cast..love mercy johnson all the way..i notice that lot of u r complainin about the end..but the director was smart cuz he or she knew dat yal was expectin a happy endin as usual..so he decided to be a lil different and switch the end..the movie deserve 5 stars for yal that r subtractin 1 for the end..shame on u
3/11/2010 3:24:48 AM
this movie is definetly a must watch.everyone acting was really good but disappointed at the end.
12/15/2009 11:15:52 AM
Awesome movie , they all did well but the ending could have been better , she didnt deserve to die ! was really wishin for her n van to get married etc ...was wishin for a happy ending , the movie deserve 5 stars but removin one for the stupid ending.
12/13/2009 10:31:50 AM
What a great movie!!! But really she did not have to die at the end.. Too Sad and Too Bad. Over all wonderfuly story.
12/12/2009 5:10:21 PM
Good movie i must say but the ending renders her faith and all what she did and was done to her useless. it couldnÂ´t have ended this way. What happens to a happy ending ppl.
12/12/2009 1:02:35 PM
GREAT MOVIE I LOVE IT BUT SHE DID NOT HAVE TO DIE I HATE THE DIEING PART ALL THE SAME WELL DONE EVERY ONE
12/11/2009 10:32:53 PM
thre is a movie very similar to sound of pain its called twilight sisters also starring van vicker BUT I MUST SAY THIS MERCY JOHNSON KNOWS HOW TO ACT HER BUTT OF WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO EMOTIONAL INSPIRED MOVIES. WHAT A GREAT JOB!
12/5/2009 8:12:55 PM
GREAT STORY WITH A VERY SAD ENDING. JOB WELL DONE FROM ALL!
12/4/2009 4:30:16 PM
Great movie, very sad end.
12/3/2009 3:28:59 PM
DIED not dies
11/28/2009 3:16:03 PM
she should not have dies, but then again GUILT is very very had to deal with so i guess she took her life to find peace
11/28/2009 3:15:22 PM
amara wasted her life prayng to God, suicide is a sin and so she let the devil win. i give this movie a negative zero star on five. bull shit
11/28/2009 2:32:41 AM
What a Movie, death is NOT the answer to life problems. WE SHOULD NEVER LET THE DEVIL WIN. TRUST IN GOD, AWAIT IS PLAN FOR US BELIEVERS
11/27/2009 8:22:25 PM
Very interesting film,but the ending is so sad,couldnt there be a better ending?
11/25/2009 8:38:33 AM
gave it 4 stars you lost one on the endin
11/24/2009 9:48:01 PM
mercy my love, u are too much,this is realy good with a sad ending
11/24/2009 6:43:18 PM
OH MY GOSH,AM SO MAD. Y SHE HAVE TO DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!VERY NICE MOVIE,EVERYONE DID GREAT.LOVE IT.
11/23/2009 10:47:49 PM
Great movie, but sad ending
11/23/2009 9:02:30 PM
Great movie, Mercy is really one of the best actress in nigeria. the end is really sad. She did not deserve to died.
11/23/2009 2:28:38 PM
great movie, but I hate the ending!!!
11/23/2009 9:58:38 AM
NICE MOVIE AND GREAT ENDING! IT IS A TRAGEDYCOMDY. THE IMPACT IS ALWAYS AS GREAT WITH LOTS OF SORROWFUL THOUGHTS. MERCY IS THE DIVA!
11/22/2009 11:10:52 AM
Great movie but real sad ending
11/22/2009 8:40:59 AM
nice movie great act by everyone, go mercy go mercy!!!
11/22/2009 6:28:53 AM
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