Historical Film Events

By iDavidp
  • The Kinetoscope

    The Kinetoscope
    Thomas Edison and William Dickson invented a motion picture projector. The invention was designed to be viewed by one person at a time through a peephole. It then help influence the production of films.
  • Birth of Movie Theaters

    Birth of Movie Theaters
    Nickelodeons were the first movie theaters. Nickelodeons is named for the fact that entry cost a nickel, showing short films.  These are the people who gave their name to the Nickelodeon television network.
  • Tilly's punctured romance

    Tilly's punctured romance
    Tillie's Punctured Romance was the first comedy film to be made ever. Tillie's Punctured Romance is memorable for being Chaplin's last film in which he did not write or direct. He was a million dollar success.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    The Jazz Singer was the first feature film to be released as a talkie. A movie with dialogue was known as a talkie. Because of this, every film was basically a talkie after that.
  • Becky Sharp

    Becky Sharp
    The first use of three-color Technicolor in a film based on a book. Technicolor refers to a collection of color motion picture techniques. Every subsequent film had improved color technology.
  • CGI

    The film Westworld was the first to use 2d CGI. Futureworld, the sequel, was the first film to use 3D CGI. CGI is now used in almost every film.
  • Beginning of Blockbuster

    Beginning of Blockbuster
    The film Jaws was regarded as the first summer blockbuster. It had a major impact on film culture in a variety of ways. In the future of film, there will be more hit films like star wars.
  • PG-13

    In the 80s there was a increased amount of nudity in film in the American industry on film franchises. The PG-13 rating was introduced in the United States in 1984 to tolerate films that straddled the line between PG and R. Concerns were growing about the violent nature of PG films such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Gremlins.
  • Toy Story

    Toy Story
    Toy story was the first 3d animated movie. It was also the first movie made by Pixar. It changed 2d animation into various 3d animated movies today, heavily influencing today's world.
  • Netflix

    Netflix was the first ever video streaming service for TV shows and movies with a subscription plan. By 2013, “House of Cards,” was the first Netflix-produced show premiered. It influenced many others such as Youtube (2005), Hulu (2010), and much more.
  • Transition from Film to Digital

    Transition from Film to Digital
    Digital technology developed leading to digital movies. This was huge for the industry as it had more benefits compared to film. From that point on, digital became a norm till this day.
  • Endgame

    Endgame is the highest gross film of all time with 2.798 billion dollars beating avatar. The series began from 2008 iron man till 2019, and the origins of the avengers have existed since 1963. The Avengers is known to be the most iconic superhero series and successful ever.