Film History

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In Film
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    First music video

    t 12:01am on August 1, 1981, history was made when MTV, the first 24-hour video music channel, launched onto our television sets and literally changed our lives with the birth of the music video. The first video ever played on the network was quite ironic — “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles.
  • The Lumiere brothers film movies on the cinematographe

    This event is widely considered to be the birth of cinema. Either the techniques or the business models of earlier filmmakers proved to be less viable than the breakthrough presentations of the Lumières.
  • Monkeyshines

    The first ever American film. It was originally made to test the kinetoscope.
  • Humorous phases of funny faces

    short silent animated cartoon directed by James blackthorn. Regarded as first animated film recorded on standard picture film.
  • Escape from MPPC

    During this time, Edison's company MPPC sued many film creators fro creating their films. To prevent this from happening, film producers moved out west for better lighting, weather, and most importantly, it was a place where MPPC could not enforce its patents.
  • Sound in movies

    The transition to sound-on-film technology occurred mid-decade with the talkies developed in 1926-1927, following experimental techniques begun in the late 1910s. Fox Studios and the Warner Brothers were crucial in the development and acceptance of the technology of sound in motion pictures.
  • New films in the 30s

    The decade of the 1930s in film involved many significant films. The year 1939, in particular, was one of the biggest years in Hollywood with MGM's release of Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.
  • Film and WW II

    Hollywood films in the 1940s included morale films for the those serving in World War II and their families. War films made extensive use of models and miniature photography. New techniques developed to realistically depict naval battles were used in films like Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) and Ships with Wings (1942).
  • Drop in movie sales in the 50s

    The effects of suburbanization and the baby boom after the Second World War on the US film industry helped cause a decline in movie attendance. Many bought new homes in the suburbs, which meant they were far away from the downtown movie theaters. Television had not been a major factor in the 1940s.But television was the key factor in the steady decline of American film audiences in the 1950s.
  • Spartacus

    Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick,[3] written by Dalton Trumbo, and based on the 1951 novel of the same title by Howard Fast. It was the highest grossing film of the 60s
  • First Blockbuster

    Steven Spielberg's Jaws was the fist movie to earn 100 million dollars at box office. Other blockbuster movies in the 70s included Star Wars, Superman, The Godfather, and Rocky.
  • First computer animated film

    Toy Story by Disney was the first computer animated film. A bugs life and Toy story 2 were also released in the 90s.