Film History Deante Green

Timeline created by Deante Green
In Film
  • How it all Started

    How it all Started
    In 1872, Eadweard Muybridge made a $25,000 bet saying horses temporarily leave the ground while running. So to solve the mystery, he set up multiple cameras in a row and snapped photos as the horse came by. As they were studying the photos, they realized that it seemed as if you could see the horse moving.
  • The Original Kodak Camera

    The Original Kodak Camera
    George Eastman invented the flexible roll film in 1888 and introduced the Kodak camera to use the film. The camera took 100-exposure rolls of film that gave circular images a 2 5/8inch diameter.The Original Kodak was fitted with a rotating shutter unique to that model. There was no viewfinder so there was two V-shaped lines on the top of the camera to aid aiming the camera at the subject.
  • The First Kinetescope Parlor

    The First Kinetescope Parlor
    The first Kinetescope parlor was opened at 1155 Broadway, New York City, April 14, 1894. Thomas Edison had invented the peephole kinetescope parlor and sought out a place to distibute his own to companies. He had tons of competition from other countries in other places.
  • The Great Train Robbery (1903)

    The Great Train Robbery (1903)
    The Great Train Robbery (1903) was a huge milestone in film history. The twelve minute length was actually very long for the time and was the first narrative story. the film was directed by Edwin S. Porter who was also a former Thomas Edison cameraman.
  • Movies Move West

    Movies Move West
    with the dreary weather of the east coast, movie makers wanted better filming conditions. As a result, film makers moved to the west coast. The west coast provided better filming conditions along with safety for Thomas Edison.
  • Rising Star: Rudolph Valentino

    Rising Star: Rudolph Valentino
    After his appearance in "the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse"the general public loved Rudolph Valentino. he also appeared in the films "The Conquering Power" and 'The Sheik".
  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz
    The all time classic "The Wizard of Oz" release on August 25, 1939 and brought in $3 million on a $2.8 million budget during its first release. The movie also racked up $23.3 million during re-releases.
  • The Paramount Decree

    The Paramount Decree
    The Supreme court ruled that the practice of "block-booking" and "blind-buying" will be prohibited. The ruling then eliminated a form of monopolization where studios would control the production and distribution of major films.
  • The Rise of Television

    The Rise of Television
    With the rise of television, American film audiences steadily declined. There were 98 commercial VHF television stations in the U.S and Sunday newspapers were filled with television ads.
  • The Cinematic Shifts of the 1960s

    The Cinematic Shifts of the 1960s
    The new cinematic style of the 1960s were heavily influenced by European arthouse cinema. American filmmakers made their films with character-driven stories and darker themes.
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
    The all time classic "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope came out in 1977 and was an instant success. The movie was made on a budget of 13 million USD and made 775.4 million in the box office.
  • High Concept Films of the 1980s

    High Concept Films of the 1980s
    During the 1980s, films were to be easily marketable and understandable. With that, most movies had short cinematic plots who could appeal to anyone.