Film History

Timeline created by Jordan0312
In Film
  • First Film Ever Created

    First Film Ever Created
    The Galloping horse was the first motion picture ever made. Eadweard Muybridge set up cameras 27 inches apart to capture a horse ride. He set up a trip wire for the horse to trip on and shoot the camera. This was how film was made.
  • First Film Projector

    First Film Projector
    The Lumiere Brothers created the first film projector. They would show films to entire audiences. It was so revolutionary at the time, some people got scared because they thought something might come out of the screen.
  • The Great Train Robbery

    The Great Train Robbery
    This was the first movie to actually have a story. It was produced in 1903. It was created by Edwin Porter. The movie was 12 minutes long and it had 14 scenes.
  • Making A Living

    Making A Living
    This was Charlie Chapman's film debut. He was a huge star during the silent film era. He started off making $105 a week but went on to make a million a year.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    The Jazz Singer was the first movie to have sound. It was made with Vitaphone. It was a huge hit and many movies began to use sound afterwards.
  • Wizard Of Oz

    Wizard Of Oz
    Wizard of Oz was one of the first movies to be in color. The movie was made with Technicolor. Many more color movies came afterwards.
  • Psycho

    One of the first slasher films ever made. This is one of Hitchcock's classic films. This movie inspired other slasher movies like Halloween to kick off the slasher era. Many horror movies wouldn't exist today without it.
  • JAWS

    Jaws was the first blockbuster movie. Another classic horror movie that made 470.7 million dollars. This was the beginning of summer movies.
  • PG-13

    The Temple of Doom created the PG-13 rating. The film was too mature for PG audiences and not mature enough for R audiences. The film was released as a PG film but outrage from parents caused more movies. to get the PG-13 rating.
  • Titanic

    Titanic becomes the highest grossing movie in 1998. The movie made 2.187 billion world wide and it was the first movie to reach 1 billion n the box office. The record lasted for 12 years.
  • Avatar

    Avatar becomes the highest grossing movie in 2009 breaking Titanic's record. Avatar made $2,789,700,000. Avatar would hold this crazy record for 10 years.
  • Endgame

    Avengers Endgame was released. Eleven years in the making, this movie broke many records. Including Avatar's record for the highest grossing movie of all time.