20 Historical Film Events Timeline Thing

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In Film
  • Magic Lantern

    Magic Lantern
    This was probably created by Christiaan Huygens sometime in the 1650s. It is an early type of an image projector. It could be used to project images.
  • Phenakistiscope

    Phenakistiscope
    This was the first widespread animation device that created a fluent illusion of movement. It is sometimes compared to GIF animation since they both play a continuous loop. It was invented around December 1832 by Joseph Plateau and Simon Stampfer.
  • Kinesigraph

    Kinesigraph
    This was the very first patented film camera. It was created by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1876. It wasn't very successful at first.
  • Sallie Gardner at a Gallop

    Sallie Gardner at a Gallop
    Eadweard Muybridge created the short film as an experiment on June 15, 1878. Some cite it as an early silent film. The purpose of it was to find out whether a galloping horse ever lifts all four feet completely off the ground during the gait.
  • Zoopraxiscope

    Zoopraxiscope
    This was an early device for displaying motion pictures. It was created by Eadweard Muybridge in 1879. It is sometimes considered the first movie projector.
  • Kinetoscope

    Kinetoscope
    This was an early motion picture exhibition device. It was designed for films to be seen by one individual at a time through a peephole. It was not a movie projector, but it did introduce the basic approach that would become the standard for all cinematic production. The concept was used by Thomas Edison in 1889.
  • A Trip to the Moon

    A Trip to the Moon
    This film is a French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. The film is about astronomers who travel to the moon via a cannon-propelled capsule. A lot of bizarre events happen then they return to Earth. It is widely regarded as the earliest example of the science fiction film genre, and one of the most influential films in cinema history.
  • Fantasmagorie

    Fantasmagorie
    This is a french animation film by Émile Cohl. It was created in 1908. It is considered to be the first animated cartoon.
  • With Our King and Queen Through India

    With Our King and Queen Through India
    This was a British documentary released in 1912. It is silent and was colored using the Kinemacolor additive color process. It is the first Feature-length documentary capturing natural color rather than colorization techniques.
  • Fleischer Studios

    Fleischer Studios
    Fleischer Studios was founded in 1921 as Inkwell Studios by Max Fleischer and Dave Fleischer. It was an animation studio located at 1600 Broadway, New York City, New York. It is notable for Betty Boop, Bimbo, Popeye the Sailor, and others.
  • Steamboat Willie

    Steamboat Willie
    This was the first Disney cartoon with synchronized sound. It is considered to be the debut of Mickey Mouse. It was not the first cartoon with synchronized sound, Inkwell Studios beat them to it. Also, this film has been the center of controversies regarding copyright. The film had been close to entering the public domain several times. However each time the copyright protection has been extended. As of now, its supposed to finally enter the public domain in 2023, but its unlikely it ever will.
  • Oscars

    Oscars
    The Academy Awards is a set of 24 awards for talent in the American film industry. It was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and first televised in 1953. It has been accused of commercialism and accused of bias.
  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life
    This was a movie directed by Frank Capra. Despite performing poorly at the box office, it is now a classic, and is considered one of the most critically acclaimed films ever made. It was released in 1946.
  • Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

    Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
    This movie was an American epic space opera film directed and written by George Lucas.It was the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy. Its a movie where Luke Skywalker meets an old guy and then travels travels through space to save his sister.
  • Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
    This movie was a 1980 epic space opera film written by George Lucas. It was the 2nd movie in the original Star Wars trilogy. It made approximately $534.1 million in the box office.
  • Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

    Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
    This movie was the 3rd one in the original Star Wars trilogy. It is a epic space opera film. The story was made by George Lucas.
  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
    This movie is the most important movie in the Star Wars franchise because it introduced the most important character of all time: Jar Jar Binks. This movie was a 1999 epic space opera film. It was written by George Lucas.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    This is a 2001 British-American fantasy film. It was directed by Chris Columbus. It is based on the novel by J. K. Rowling.
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
    This move is an epic space opera film. It was written by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales. It is the 5th movie made in the Star Wars franchise.
  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
    This movie is an epic space opera film released in 2005. It was written and directed by George Lucas. It was the 6th film in the Star Wars franchise.