Film History Timeline

Timeline created by jpdunlap5
In Film
  • The Great Train Robbery

    The Great Train Robbery
    The Great Train Robbery was one of the first crime dramas and archetype of the western genre.
  • The Haunted House

    The Haunted House
    The film features stop-motion animation and is considered to be one of the earliest cinematic depictions of a haunted house premise.
  • Cleopatra

    Cleopatra
    Cleopatra is one of the first six-reel feature films produced in the United States. Promoted with the tagline "The most beautiful motion picture ever made", the film was the first to offer a feature-length depiction of Cleopatra
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    The film was Universal's "Super Jewel" of 1923 and was their most successful silent film
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    It is the first feature-length motion picture with not only a synchronized recorded music score but also lip-synchronous singing and speech in several isolated sequences.
  • Dracula

    Dracula
    So the audiences who saw the sound version of Dracula was getting a double dose of cinematic innovation: a movie that not only talks but scares u
  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life
    This was the first movie he made after returning from service in World War II, and he wanted it to be special--a celebration of the lives and dreams of America's ordinary citizens, who tried the best they could
  • Singing in the Rain

    Singing in the Rain
    The 1952 musical motion picture, Singing in the Rain, contains themes that are still relevant to our society sixty years later; Specifically, the film's critique of the entertainment industry and the Hollywood lifestyle. The main message that the film is that not everything is how it seems in Hollywood.
  • The Sound of Music

    The Sound of Music
    The Sound of Music reigned for five years as the highest-grossing film in history. Its breathtaking photography and its many memorable songs
  • Star Wars : A New Hope

    Star Wars : A New Hope
    Star Wars fundamentally changed the aesthetics and narratives of Hollywood films, switching the focus of Hollywood-made films from deep, meaningful stories based on dramatic conflict, themes, and irony to sprawling special-effects-laden blockbusters, as well as changing the Hollywood film industry in fundamental ways.
  • Back to the Fure

    Back to the Fure
    A worldwide cultural phenomenon and the highest-grossing film of 1985, Back to the Future launched one of the most successful franchises in Universal's history
  • Titanic

    Titanic
    One of the best aspects of the Titanic movie is the love story. Though love is strong enough to survive almost anything, a sinking ship is another matter, and while the love Rose had was short, the impact it had on her life was long-lasting.