Historical Film Events

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In Film
  • Vitascope projector

     Vitascope projector
    Vitascope was an early film projector first made in 1895 by Charles Francis Jenkins and Thomas Armat.It was later bought by Thomas Edison.Edison changed its name to Vitascope.
  • Edison invents the Peephole Kinetoscope

    Edison invents the Peephole Kinetoscope
    Thomas Edison invented the Peephole Kinetoscope.This invention allowed people to view moving images.Only one person at a time could use the Kinetoscope.
  • Fantasmagorie

    Fantasmagorie
    Fantasmagorie was the first Animated Cartoon.It was made by French artist, Emile Cohl.He continued to make films making over 250 films.
  • Warner Bros

    Warner Bros
    Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack Warner made Warner Bros.Warner Bros is now one of the biggest Film industry.Their fist cartoon star was porky pig.
  • Snow White

    Snow White
    In 1937 Walt Disney made his first full-length film.This movie made 184.9 million dollars.it was released nationwide in 1938.
  • The cold war

    The cold war
    The cold war affected films by giving films a near-paranoia manifested theme.Most films were about Alien invasions.Films like invasion of the Body Snatchers and The War of the Worlds were made during this time.
  • Family Films

    Family Films
    Hollywood films were still largely aimed at family audiences, and it was often the more old-fashioned films that produced the studios biggest successes. Productions like Mary Poppins , My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music, were among the biggest money-makers of the decade.
  • American Filmmakers

    American Filmmakers
    A new group of American filmmakers emerged, such as Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Polanski, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas.This Filmmakers made great films.
  • VCR

    VCR
    audiences began increasingly watching films on their home VCRs. In the early part of that decade, the film studios tried legal action to ban home ownership of VCRs as a violation of copyright, which proved unsuccessful. Eventually, the sale and rental of films on home video became a significant “second venue” for exhibition of films, and an additional source of revenue for the film industries.
  • Great films

    Great films
    Saw the development of a commercially successful independent cinema in the United States. Although cinema was increasingly dominated by special-effects films such as Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Jurassic Park (1993) and Titanic (1997).
  • Digital Distribution

    Digital Distribution
    The beginning of a growing problem of digital distribution to be overcome with regards to expiration of copyrights, content security, and enforcing copyright. There is higher compression for films, and Moore’s law allows for increasingly cheaper technology.
  • Avatar

    Avatar
    James Cameron’s 3D film Avatar became the highest-grossing film of all time.Avatar made 2.7 billion dollars.Avatar 2 is in production.
  • Titanic

    Titanic
    Titanic was re-released in a special 3D version to celebrate the 100th anniversary.