Movies | A short recap

  • 1878: The first known motion picture is recorded by British photographer Eadweard Muybridge.
  • 1891: Thomas Edison invents the Kinetoscope, a device for viewing motion pictures.
  • 1895: The Lumière brothers hold the first public film screening in Paris.
  • 1902: Georges Méliès releases A Trip to the Moon, which is widely regarded as the first science fiction film.
  • 1915: D.W. Griffith releases The Birth of a Nation, a controversial film that contributes to the rise of the American film industry.
  • 1927: The Jazz Singer, the first “talkie” film with synchronized sound, is released.
  • 1939: Gone with the Wind, one of the most successful and influential films of all time, is released.
  • 1950s-1960s: The rise of television leads to a decline in movie attendance, but the introduction of new technologies such as widescreen and 3D helps keep the film industry alive.
  • 1970s: The New Hollywood era begins, characterized by the rise of independent filmmakers and the release of groundbreaking films such as The Godfather and Star Wars.
  • 1980s-1990s: The blockbuster era begins, with the release of big-budget films such as Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jurassic Park.
  • 21st century: The film industry continues to evolve, with new technologies such as computer-generated imagery (CGI) and streaming services changing the way movies are made and distributed. The rise of international cinema and independent filmmaking has also contributed to a diverse and global film industry.

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