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A Brief History of Film

By SLM
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    - 1894: Technological Advancements GF

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    - 1894: Historical Overview GF

  • View from the Window at Le Gras GF

    View from the Window at Le Gras GF
    Exact date unknown. First permanent photograph, taken by Nicéphore Niépece. The plate is currently on display at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre (Univerisity of Texas in Austin).
  • Tartan Ribbon GF

    Tartan Ribbon GF
    Exact date unknown. The first permanent colour photograph taken by James Clerk Maxwell. This photo is kept in a small museum in 14, India Street, in Edinburgh, where Maxwell was born. The photograph was originally scanned from "The Illustrated History of Colour Photography" (1993) by Jack H. Coote, ISBN 0-86343-380-4.
  • Roundhay Garden Scene GF

    Roundhay Garden Scene GF
    Exact date unknown. Earliest celluloid movie. 4 frames. Louis Le Prince.
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    The 1890's

    The 1890's was not a huge time period for film. However, the kinetoscope was an extremely important invention during this time as it became the standard for cinema before the video was invented. SS
  • First successful manned aircraft in thw world invented

    First successful manned aircraft in thw world invented
    Otto Lilienthal creates Derwitzer Glider whcih is a glider aircraft and it becomes the very first succesful manned aircraft in the world.
    The photograph belongs to S.Nitsch. SS
  • Basketball is Born

    Basketball is Born
    Physical education professor Dr. James Naismith invented the new sports game. The image belongs to the Kansas Historical Society. SS
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    Kinetoscope is introduced to the public

    The kinetoscope, an early motion picture exhibition is introduced to the public. It was invented by Thomas Edison. It takes a picture on a strip of film with a lighted box behind it which is used to view the image. The viewer then uses a handle to go to the next image, creating the effect of a movie. This becomes the basic approach which is the standard for all cinematic projection before the video came.
  • Annabelle Serpentine Dance

    Annabelle Serpentine Dance
    Annabelle Serpentine Dance Annabelle Serpentine Dance
    William Dickson
    1895 The image is from a scene in the movie! The movie was unique because there was color in it, however, they had tinted the shots to add the color.
    SS
  • Cinematograph introduced

    Cinematograph introduced
    On December 28, 1895 French men Auguste and Louis Lumiere introduced the cinematograph tot he public. which was a combination of a film camera, film projector and developer. SS
  • The Kiss

    The Kiss
    The Kiss Trailer The Kiss
    William Heise
    1986 This movie created a scandal because many thought it was wrong to have a kiss shown in a movie, it was thought of as innapropriate.
    SS
  • First modern olympic games

    First modern olympic games
    The first modern olympic games are held in Athens The image belongs to OGO SS
  • Spain declares war on the U.S.A

    Spain declares war on the U.S.A
    Spain declares war on the United States after rejecting America's ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba Photo belongs to History Central SS
  • Cinderella

    Cinderella
    Traile for CinderellaCinderella Georges Melies
    1899
    The use of dissolve from scene to scene was noticed SS
  • Stop Thief!

    Stop Thief!
    A movie made in 1901, this movie was the first type of chase movie that was ever made. After this movie, many other movies incoporated "action" scenes in the movies. The movie was found at IMDb and belongs to Williamson Kinematograph Company. -JS
  • First Nobel Prize Award

    First Nobel Prize Award
    In 1909, the first nobel prizes were ever awarded. The categories for this award was Literature, Peace, Physics, Chemistry and Physiology. Information was taken from the Nobel Prize website and so was the picture. -JS
  • A Trip to the Moon

    A Trip to the Moon
    First science fiction ever made, this film was made with 16 frames per second (fps). Similar to the movie Stop Thief! this was the first movie made that incorporated science fiction. - JS
  • The Great Train Robbery

    The Great Train Robbery
    Similar to Stop Thief! this was one of the earlier chase movie made at 18 fps (frames per second). This movie won an award from the National Film Registry. Picture was taken from IMDb and belongs to Edison Manufacturing Company. -JS
  • Messina Earthquake

    Messina Earthquake
    December 28, 1908 a 7.2 earthquake on the moment magnitude scale struck Messina, Sicily. After the earthquake, a 12m tsunami struck nearby coasts of Messina. This incident took the lives of approximately 100,000-200,000 people. -JS
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    Technological Avancements of 1910s

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    1910s - Historical Overview

    The 1910s was the most signifcant decade in history. Many inventions and creations were developed and introduced during this time. In addition, the famous Titanic - also dubbed as the 'unsinkable ship' - had sunk, evoking chaos and distress. The archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, resulting in World War I. World War I introduced the world to a decade of war and loss and revolution. It started in the mid-1910s and ended in the late-1910s.
  • The OREO cookie is introduced

    The OREO cookie is introduced
    The first oreo cookie was created by a company named Nabisco in 1912. Image Credit:
    From Blog post by Steinmetz.
    URL: http://stmtz.blogspot.com/2011/02/oreo.html
  • The first bra was invented

    The first bra was invented
    Mary Phelps Jacob was a New York socialite, and she invented the first bra in 1913. Image Credit:
    Screenshot from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoHfXZfDmPw Video is archived at the British Pathe.
  • Cabiria

    Cabiria
    Giovanni Pastrone
    1914
    Full movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOWicOwtHa8 Image Credit:
    This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3g13505 Author: N. Morgello
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated on June 28th, 1914. This event, as well as many other factors such as nationalism, imperialism, etc, started the World War I. Image Credit:
    This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID sgpwar.19191231 Author: Carl Pietzner (1853–1927)
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    World War I

  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation
    D.W. Grifftih
    1915 Full movie:
    http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=FbYXF5HmEds&ob=av1e&feature=mv_sr http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEznh2JZvrI Image Credit:
    Theatrical Release Poster.
    1915
    Chronicle of the Cinema. (London: Dorling Kindersley), p. 111.
    Distributed by Epoch Film Co.
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through The Ages

    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through The Ages
    D.W. Griffith
    1916
    Full movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOWicOwtHa8 Image Credit:
    Theatrical Poster.
    2008-04-27 (original upload date).
    Uploaded by user Dekkappai on Wikipedia.
  • Roaring Twenties

    Roaring Twenties
    The Roaring Twenties in the United States was a decade full of wonders, hope, inventions and exciting events. It was a decade where, to generalize, everybody was at their highest peak of happiness because the first world war had just ended. The picture of the flappers belongs to the WriteSisters blog.
    KB
  • The idea of Communism and Fascism introduced

    In 1920s, communism and fascism was brought up. After World War 2 was over, these two political changes rose and became more popular.
    KB
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    1920s - Historial Overview

    The 1920s was the decade of hope and the birth of many things. 1920 happened during the post World War One and everybody was celebrating and had high hopes. It was the decade where people were becoming rich, not just money wise but socially wise they were becoming happier and more creative. - KB
  • First radio broadcast

    First radio broadcast
    During a basetball game played in 1922, the first radio broadcast of a game was aired. This was known as one of the most exciting event in technology advancements in the 1920s. The image is a picture of Harold Arlin, the man who aired the first baseball game. KB
  • The Kid, Charlie Chaplin, 1921

    The Kid, Charlie Chaplin, 1921
    Charlie Chaplin is probably one of the best known actors from the 1920s. He debuted in his film called The Kid in 1921, a 68 minutes silent film. This film represents the decade really well as it was during the 1920s that Charlie Chaplin really brokethrough as an artist. The Kid - trailer-KB
  • The Ten Commandments, Cecil B. DeMille, 1923

    The Ten Commandments, Cecil B. DeMille, 1923
    The Ten Commandments by Cecil B DeMille is chosen as one of must-watch movies made in 1920s because it is a silent film in technicolour and it shows what the film industry was mainly about in the early 1920s - silent film. KB The Ten Commandments excerpt -KB
  • Sound systems developed in movie theatres during mid 1920

    The development of sound systems in movie theatres made the leap from live music playing in the theatre to incorporated sound in the films. Since this decade, movie creators were able to choose themselves what sound they wanted to project with the film. KB
  • The Pleasure Garden, Alfred Hitchcock, 1926

    The Pleasure Garden, Alfred Hitchcock, 1926
    The Pleasure Garden is an important movie made in the 1920s because it was Alfred Hitchcock's first film. It marks the beginning of his career. KB The Pleasure Garden excerpt
  • Movies had part dialogues during late 1920s

    Approximately around 1928 (late 1920s), films were able to incorporate part dialogues. This shows importance in the industry as it is the start of dialogued-movies and the end of the silent era. KB
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    The Great Depression

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    The Thirties

    The film industry (going into the thirties) was still in the silent era. Most films were silent with background music playing with it. Near the end of the decade most feature films begin to regularly use the Technicolor video scope, which revolutionized the way people watched film. Along with colour, the thirties also brought the first films with audio and video. JA
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
    Snow white and the Seven Dwarves
    William Cotrell
    1937 JA
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    Second Sino-Japanese war

    Wiki JA
  • Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Wizard of Oz (1939)
    The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    Victor Fleming
    1939 JA
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    World War II

  • Gone with the Wind (1939)

    Gone with the Wind (1939)
    Gone with the Wind (1939)
    Victor Fleming
    1939 JA
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    1940s

    Historical Overview:
    - (1939 - 1945) Second World War
    - Starting from 1945 to 1970 there was a Post-World War II Boom which involved immense economic expansion
    - League of Nations failed to prevent World War II, so United Nations Established in 1945 to prevent a thrid world war Technological Advancement:
    - Technicolor Expansion
    - First Charlie Chaplin Dialogue, the movie was called “The Great Dictator” (1940)
    - Sound entered the home "hi fi" thanks to Columbia Records -HML
  • Rebecca

    Rebecca
    Rebecca
    Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
    1940
    Release Date: April 12th, 1940 in USA Image Credits: imdb -HML
  • Henry V

    Henry V
    Henry V
    Dir: Laurence Olivier
    1944
    Release Date: June 17th, 1946 in USA Image Credits: imdb -HML
  • Hamlet

    Hamlet
    Hamlet
    Dir: Laurence Olivier
    1948
    Release Date: July 7th, 1949 in Hong Kong Image Credits: imdb -HML
  • 3D Movies

    Although 3D films had pre-existed before the 1950s, it was widely used in the 50s in attempting to regain film viewers. -DW.
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    The 1950s

    The 1950s marked the end of the second World War, and thus life returned to normal. This was also the first generation of real "teenagers." Instead of the norm where one would instantly start working when he or she turned 14, there would be more free time for these people to have leisure. In turn, there was more rebellious traits in these teenagers than in past generations. IN the film industry, this inspired movie-makers to create more films on rebels such as "Rebel Without A Cause" (1955).
  • First Colour Commercial Broadcasted

    On the 25th of June, 1951, the first coloured commercail was broadcasted by CBS. However, many people still owned black and white TV's at this time so they were unable to view it in colour. -DW
  • Smell-O-Rama

    *Exact Date Unknown A system was created by General Electric and this system was called Smell-O-Rama. It was utilized because there was a thought that smell was associated with film and that it would enhance the experience of the viewer.
  • Widescreens - Cinemascope

    *Exact Date Unknown. Widescreens were created in an attempt to regain popularity against the television. The Cinemascope was a series of lens that made things look wider than they really are (I'm not sure if this is entirely correct as I didn't really understand the concept.) -DW
  • It Came From Outer Space

    It Came From Outer Space
    It Came From Outer Space
    Jack Arnold
    1953 Trailer
    Movie (Part 1) It Came from Outer Space (1953). Photograph. Internet Movie Database. Internet Movie Database. Web. 29 Sept. 2011. <http://www.imdb.com/media/rm440049408/tt0045920 -DW
  • First Playboy Magazine Issued

    First Playboy Magazine Issued
    On December 1, 1953 the first Playboy magazine was issued with Marily Monroe as the front cover. Pb1253.jpg. Photograph. Wikipedia. Wikipedia, 28 Sept. 2007. Web. 29 Sept. 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pb1253.jpg. -DW
  • The Wild One

    The Wild One
    The Wild One
    Laslo Benedek
    1953 Trailer
    Movie (Part 1) The Wild One (1953). Photograph. Internet Movie Database. Internet Movie Database. Web. 29 Sept. 2011. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1848548608/tt0047677. -DW
  • 20, 000 Leagues Under The Sea

    20, 000 Leagues Under The Sea
    20, 000 Leagues Under The Sea
    Richard Fleischer
    1954
    Trailer
    Movie (Part 1) 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Photograph. Internet Movie Database. Internet Movie Database. Web. 29 Sept. 2011. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4009663744/tt0046672. -DW
  • Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus.

    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus.
    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a Caucasian man and this in turn started the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Rosa Parks Cutie. 2011. Photograph. Black Christian News. Black Christian News, 23 July 2011. Web. 29 Sept. 2011. http://blackchristiannews.com/news/2011/07/rosa-parks-estate-has-been-diminished-by-two-thirds-by-lawyers.html. -DW
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    1960s Historical Overview

    CL
  • La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita
    Critics' Picks video from NYT La Dolce Vita
    Federico Fellini
    1960 Image Credit: The Internet Movie Database CL
  • Psycho

    Psycho
    [Psycho](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VP5jEAP3K4' >The famous shower scene from Psycho <a href='http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054215/)</a>
    Alfred Hitchcock
    1960 Image Credit : Solar Navigator CL
  • First human journey into outer space

    First human journey into outer space
    The capsule used by Yuri Gagarin in his mission of Vostok 1, first human spaceflight in history. Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became an international hero for being the first man to enter outer space. He was a soviet pilot and an astronaut. Image Credit : Wikipedia, Creative Commons CL
  • Wide screens begin to get commonly ued

    Wide screens begin to get commonly ued
    (Exact date undefined)
    In this decade the widescreens with an aspect ratio of 2.75 to 1 starting being widely used. The expanded field of view increased the quality of the illusion of reality. Image Credit: Technabob CL
  • Tungsten-halogen lamps with quartz envelopes comes in to wide use

    Tungsten-halogen lamps with quartz envelopes comes in to wide use
    (Exact date undefined) Halogen lamps initiated the modern era of lighting in film. They give brilliant light from a compact unit and they could be run with a long life at a higher temperature so that they remain at precisely the same color temperature. Image Credit: Newport Corporation CL
  • Introduction of flat-bed film editing tables

    Introduction of flat-bed film editing tables
    (Exact date undefined) In flat bed editors, image and sound are separated onto motorized wheels, called "plates." Each plates can be moved separately or locked together so that the editing Each set of plates moves forward or backward separately, or locked together (to maintain synchronization between picture and sound), making the edit more flexible. Image: Rollers on a flatbed editor
    Image Credit: Wikipedia Commons CL
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Trailer The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Sergio Leone
    1967 Image Credit : The Internet Movie Database CL
  • First heart transplant surgery performed

    First heart transplant surgery performed
    A successful heart transplant was performed for the first time by a South AFrican surgeon Dr. Christiaan Barnard. Image: Dr. Christiaan Barnard
    Image Credit : Webster's Online Dictionary CL
  • Apollo 11: First spaceflight to land humans on the moon

    Apollo 11: First spaceflight to land humans on the moon
    The mission of Apollo 11 which was to land Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin on Earth's moon was accomplished. Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight to land humans on the moon. Image Credit: NASA CL
  • VCR (Video Cassette Recording)

    VCR (Video Cassette Recording)
    VCR's were introduced in 1971 but were marketed during the mid 1977's Image Credit: Colin McCormick *Not sure about the specific date SL
  • Introduction of IMAX

    Introduction of IMAX
    IMAX is a specific film format where films are generally shown with a larger resolution. Image Credit: Bo Rader SL
  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange
    IMDb
    A Clockwork Orange
    Stanley Kubrick
    1971 Image Credit: Imp Awards SL
  • Vietnam War Ends

    Vietnam War Ends
    The Vietnam War ended after the fall of Saigon, on April the 30th 1975. Image Credit: US Army SL
  • Death of John Lennon

    Death of John Lennon
    The assassination of John Lennon, former Beatles member. Image Credit: Roy Kerwood SL
  • IMDb Created

    IMDb Created
    IMDb also known as Internet Movie Database was created Image Credit: IMDB Homepage SL
  • Toy Story

    Toy Story
    Toy Story
    Toy Story
    John Lasseter
    1995 Image Credit: Imp Awards SL
  • DVD Invented and Produced

    DVD Invented and Produced
    DVDs are a used as a storage to store media related files; such as movies and or films. Image Credit: Fowl Play Movies SL
  • Avatar

    Avatar
    Avatar
    James Cameron
    2009 Image Credit: Imp Awards SL
  • Avatar

    Avatar
    Avatar
    James Cameron
    2009