Film History

Timeline created by jillmark03
In Film
  • Chronophotography

    Capturing movement in various printed images, this antique style is considered the start of motion picture before actual moving frames.
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  • The Horse in Motion

    The Horse in Motion
    Images of a man riding a horse that people put into zoetropes to make the pictures move cohesively.
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    Silent Era

    This was the beginning of revolutionary and creative genius amongst filmmakers. Intertitles were displayed on the screen to narrate the story because there was no sound. Link text
  • The Nickelodeon Theatre

    The Nickelodeon Theatre
    This was the first successful theatre that permanently showed only films.
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    Classical Hollywood Cinema

    This era was the start of Hollywood as we know it. It consisted of silent films that captured carefully choreographed theatrical performances. Link text
  • The Photo-Drama of Creation

    The Photo-Drama of Creation
    This is considered one of the first major motion picture films to synchronize sound with the slides.
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  • Talkies

    Talkies, or films with synchronized dialogue, were mostly all of the films in Hollywood at this time.
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  • "Flowers and Trees" -Walt Disney

    "Flowers and Trees" -Walt Disney
    This is considered the first successful audiovisual film with color.
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  • Magic Lantern

    Magic Lantern
    This was an at-home slide projector that projected images.
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    New Hollywood

    A new era where directors took control of the film and new, creative forms were produced. These films have much stronger narratives than their previous counterparts.
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