History of Film

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In Film
  • The Horse In Motion

    The Horse In Motion
    When trying to figure out if all four hooves were off he ground at the same, photos were taken of a horse galloping using multiple cameras to make the illusion that the horse was moving. It proved that yes, all four hooves were off the ground.
  • Roundhay Garden Scene

    Roundhay Garden Scene
    The earliest movie documented is only 2.11 seconds long. Directed by French inventor Louis Le Prince
  • The Kinetograph

    The Kinetograph
    Thomas Edison begins showing his one person Kinetoscope, displaying images in a box when they pass through light
  • Projecting Films

    Projecting Films
    Brothers, Louis and August Lumiere, become the first to present moving pictures to a paying audience of multiple people using a projetor
  • Fantasmagorie

    The first animated cartoon is produced by Émile Cohl
  • Credits

    Credits appear at the beginning of films, giving actors recognition and opening doors to become movie stars.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    The first film to have sound. the first words were “Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet.” Warner Bros. used a studio to produce sound onto a disc
  • Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

    Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
    Walt Disney’s releases Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, it's first full-length animated feature.
  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. releases The Wizard Of Oz, one of the most iconic films in history
  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life
    A film full of the perfect balance of fantasy, family, love and holidays, making this film a world wide classic
  • Acting Contracts

    Acting Contracts
    Seven year long contracts are terminated and replaced with single feature and/or multi feature contracts, giving actors more flexibility and chances to grab more jobs.
  • Psycho

    Hitchcock’s Psycho was released, pushing the boundaries of appropriateness of public films. Containing violence and sexual controversy
  • Big Money Makers

    Big Money Makers
    The biggest films of the decade, ''Mary Poppins'', ''My Fair Lady'' and ''The sound of Music'' are released, keeping the Hollywood business "family-friendly"
  • Explicit

    Films start to show more explicit content, showing gun and battle scenes, including bloody deaths.
  • Star Wars

    Star Wars
    Lucasfilm Ltd. releases Star Wars, bringing back the popular genre of science fiction. It changes the spectrum on special effects
  • VCR Controversy

    VCR Controversy
    Audiences increasingly went down as more people bought vcr versions of the films. Film studios tried to make the use or owning of a VCR tape illegal, claiming that it was a copyright violation.
  • Computer Animation Blowout

    Computer Animation Blowout
    Pixar Animation Studios develops and produces Toy Story, the first full feature computer animated film. The popularity of the film increases the use of computer animation through out the decade
  • IMax

    More films begin to be released in higher technology, increasing films visual impact. They began to produce wider images giving the audience a bigger view
  • Top Grossing 3D Film

    Top Grossing 3D Film
    James Cameron’s develops the film Avatar(3D) making it the highest-grossing film at that time.
  • Netflix Takes Over The Industry

    Netflix Takes Over The Industry
    Netflix, an online streaming and DVD delivering company nearly doubles in size, going from 57.39M subscribers to over 110M in just 3 years. This puts DVD companies such as Blockbuster, out of business