History of Film

  • The Bet

    A bet was made to see if horses had all feet off the ground when they were running.
  • The Start of Short Films

    They started to make very short films and sell them
  • Vaudvilles to Nickelodeons

    Since the movies only cost a nickel, they had to be changed everyday
  • The Great Train Robbery

    Edison and Edwin Porter made a 14 scene, 12 minute movie, the longest running for its time
  • Motion Picture Patents Company

    Edison makes the Motion Picture Patents Company (MPPC) and controls most of the film industry
  • Nickelodeon's Monopoly

    Nickelodeon attracted 26 million viewers each week
  • Nickelodeon's Monopoly

    Nickelodeon had doubled its viewers from 1910, making it 52 million a week. They decided to make a monopoly to try to control everything and make more money
  • Charlie Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin, a film superstar went from getting $150 a week to a million a year