• HISTORY OF FILM

    Begining of Human Civilization
    Cave paintings and drawings
    Development of Language as a medium of Communication
    Stories were passed on and exchanged between generations and communities.

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    1832

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    The Zoetrope

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    1867

    The zoopraxiscope by Willian Lincoln was the first machine patented in the United States that showed animated pictures or movies. Moving Photographs or drawings were shown through a slit in the zoopraxiscope.

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    1889

    William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, commissioned by Thomas Alva Edison, builds the first motion-picture camera and names it the Kinetograph.

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    1895

    Frenchmen Auguste and Louis Lumiere invented a portable motion-picture camera, film processing unit and projector called the 'Cinematographe' three functions in one invention. He and his brother started presenting pictures to a paying audience.

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    1903

    The first silent movie was produced by Thomas Edison. It was filmed and directed by Edwin S. Porter. The first narrative movie that told a story.

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    1905

    The first movie theatre opens in Pittsburgh.

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    1911

    The first feature film is released when the two reels of D. W. Griffith's Enoch Arden are screened together.

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    1914

    In his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin plays the Little Tramp, his most famous character.

    Winsor McCay unleashes Gertie the Dinosaur, the first animated cartoon.

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    1924

    Walt Disney creates his first cartoon, "Alice's Wonderland."

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    1927

    The first feature length film with Synchronized sound (talkie) was created by Warner Bro's and director Alan Crosland.

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    1930

    The first film made that used Microphones to record the actors while they were being filmed.

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    1937

    Walt Disney's first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, hits theaters and becomes an instant classic.

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    1946

    The Cannes Film Festival debuts in France.

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    1960

    Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho terrifies audiences and becomes one of the year's most successful films, as well as one of the most memorable psychological thrillers.

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    1977

    Star Wars hits theatre's for the first time and will go on to be the second highest-grossing film of all time.

    Saturday Night Fever sparks the disco inferno and the popularity of movie soundtracks.

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    1994

    Steven Spielberg wins his first directing Oscar for Schindler's List.

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    1997

    Titanic crashes into theater's. It is the most expensive film of all time, costing between $250 and $300 million to produce and market. Titanic becomes the highest-grossing film of all time, raking in more than $580 million domestically.

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    2000

    3D animation gains popularity!

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    2005

    The Walt Disney Co. pays $7.4 billion for Pixar Animation Studios, the powerhouse that created the Toy Story films, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles.

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    2008

    Imax gets its due!

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    2010

    HD quality movies are being made.

    Satellite beaming becomes easy!

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    2012

    Kodak, pioneer's of Celluloid, closes down film production. The beacon is passed on to the Digital Filmmakers.

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    2015

    Films become number 1 ROI entity.

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