The history of films

Timeline created by NickiRomanLovee
In Film
  • first "film"

    first "film"
    This first ever film was a horse galloping for 5 seconds. The inventer's name was Eadweard J. Muybridge who had one a bet with his friend that the horse raises all 4 legs at once while it is running. He made $25,000 out of the bet.
  • First camera was invented

    First camera was invented
    The first ever camera was created by George Eastman. It was lightweight and inexpensive. It was called a Kodak camera. To operate it used film wounds on rollers.
  • First action film released

    First action film released
    The first ever action film was called "The Great Train Robbery". It was about bandits that were getting chased by the police. It was directed by Edwin S. Porter.
  • First animated cartoon

    First animated cartoon
    The first cartoon ever made was called Humorous Phases of Funny Faces. It was pretty much colorless and only lasted 3 minutes. It was directed by J. Stewart Blackton.
  • First movie stunt

    First movie stunt
    This was a silent film about a man who was in a burning hot air balloon and landed into the hudson river. No one knows the name of the movie (which I find strange) but there are scenes online of the movie.
  • First comedy made

    First comedy made
    Tillie's Punctured Romance was the first ever comedy. It was an hour and 26 minutes long. Tillie Banks falls in love with a charming crook named Charlie who lures her to the city and then promptly swindles her. But when Charlie returns to apologize, asking to marry her, Tillie cautiously accepts his proposal. As wedding preparations begin, Tillie wonders about Charlie's intentions -- particularly after she receives news that her rich uncle Donald has died mysteriously.
  • First banned movie (USA)

    First banned movie (USA)
    Banned in several American cities for its racist content and portrayal of the Ku Klux Klan, including Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver, Pittsburgh and St. Louis, and the states of Ohio, Kansas, and West Virginia,as well as "dozens" of other jurisdictions.
  • Warner Bros. is established

    Warner Bros. is established
    Warner Bros. is a well known entertainment company for movies all around. its founders were Sam Warner, Jack L. Warner, Albert Warner, and Harry Warner.
  • First film with sound

    First film with sound
    The Jazz singer was the first ever movie with sound. It was 1 hour and 29 minutes long. It was produced by the Warner brothers and was a black/white drama.
  • First oscar

    First oscar
    This was the first ever oscar for a movie to ever be given out. It took place on May 16, 1929, at a private dinner held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California. AMPAS president Douglas Fairbanks hosted the show.
  • Technicolor is invented

    Technicolor is invented
    Technicolor was used to create color in movies. It was created by George Eastman. Sadly, it didn't last long. It lasted from 1929-1952.
  • Highest grossing film

    Highest grossing film
    Gone with the Wind" is the highest-grossing film of all time in Canada and the US (202,044,600 estimated admissions). It raised $390 million and was 3 hours and 58 minutes long.
  • First color television broadcast

    First color television broadcast
    It was the first thing to appear on t.v in color. It wasn't a show, surspringly. It was a commercial. I don't know what the commercial was about though.
  • Godzilla

    The first ever Godzilla movie (which is widely known) appears on screen in Tokyo, Japan. It became a huge success and became the first in series of Godzilla movies, the longest running film series in history.
  • A big change

    A big change
    Beginning in the middle of the decade due to the start of the cultural revolution and the abolition of the Hays Code, films became increasingly experimental and daring and were taking shape of what was to define the 1970s.
  • Asian Cinema

    Asian Cinema
    The popularity of watching Asian styled movies was on a rise. It was directed towards the middle classes, and they even created Hong Kong in this area.
  • First VHS

    First VHS
    JVC released the first VHS machines in Japan in late 1976, and in the United States in early 1977. It was used to play tapes.
  • Special effects

    Special effects
    Not much happened in 1980. The only thing that happened was the advancement of special effects.
  • First DVR

    First DVR
    The first DVR was created. It helped record TV shows and fast forward through commercials.
  • Chicken Run

    Chicken Run
    Chicken Run became the highest-grossing stop motion animated film ever. In box office it made $225 million. It was 1 hour and 24 minutes long.