Film History Timeline by Chris Harris

  • The Great Train Robbery

    The Great Train Robbery
    The film The Great Train robbery was the first film to use different camera angles while filming. It also used different sequence filming where they filmed different parts of the movie, and then edited them in sequence later. It was one of the best western films out then and everyone loved the new style of filming.
  • Checkmate

    Checkmate was the first dramatic/action film to integrate natural colors. It was started by Napoleon and produced by Kinemacolor.
  • The Debut of Thomas Cat

    The Debut of Thomas Cat
    The Debut of Thomas Cat was the first true color animation cartoon in the United States. It was produced by Bray Picture Corporation's and directed by John Randolph Bray. They used very expensive process like the Brewster Natural Color Process (a 2-emulsion color process).
  • Little Cesar

    Little Cesar
    During this decade of 1931 gangster films started to rise. Little Cesar was one of them. It was the first talkie gangster film and was well known as the godfather of the modern crime/gangster films.
  • The Friendly Ghost

    The Friendly Ghost
    The Friendly Ghost was the first animated film to integrate ghost into them. Casper made his first appearance in this film and it was the first of many. Paramount was doing their thing back then and they were on a roll with these animated films.
  • Bwana Devil

    Bwana Devil
    Bwana Devil was the first film to use 3-D and was in color. You had to wear these glasses that brought out the 3-D in the film. It was the first in many things include the first 3D film, feature-length 3D film in color, and the first 3D sound feature.
  • Psycho

    The film Psycho was a popular horror film that integrated a lot of new things. It was considered the mother of all modern horror films back then. It was the first film to show a toilet flushing on screen, and the film had a lot of people scared.
  • Airport

    During the start of the 70s disaster films became popular and Airport was the first one to blow up. Everyone crazed over the whole disaster film and it became a trend. Airport was the first of many series and it accumulated over $128 million dollars.
  • Friday The 13th

    Friday The 13th
    Friday the 13th was a horror film success. It was one of the first splatter-films to be picked up as a franchise by a major studio which was Paramount Pictures. It went on to be the longest running, most prolific and financially-successful horror film series of all time.
  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast
    Beauty and the Beast was an iconic movie that Disney out together. The film was first fully animated feature film to be nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Also this wasn't the first time Disney tried to come out with this film. They tried earlier in the 1900s but they were unsuccessful.
  • The 2000s

    The 2000s
    The 2000s decade was full of filming success like Spider-Man, Star-wars, Finding Nemo, Cars, and more. It was the time of the fastest film production and money income. There was also new technology that allowed watching these amazing movies easier including the DVR.
  • Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3
    Toy Story 3 was iconic during the 2010s time period It broke so many records people forgot that their was 2 other ones that came out before it. It became the highest-grossing G-rated movie ever, and was the first 2010 release to take in over $400 million at the box-office eventually reaching $415 million. It became the highest grossing animated movie on its opening day, beating the previous record set by Shrek the Third.