"The age of technical reproducibility and consumption by the masses is a new transformation of the social premises and ways of perceiving the work of art that depend on two factors, the development of technology and the emergence of mass society. .. All the legends, all the mythologies and all the myths, all the founders of religions, indeed all religions ... wait for their resurrection in the film, and the heroes are crowded at the gates."

W.Benjamin, "Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit",1936