HISTORY OF TV AND FILM

Before Cinema had any storyline

The movies were just moving images that suddenly developed into mini stories until major box offices.

In 1895 The Lumiere Brothers were just two Magicians who made a plan on their trick. They brought an audience inside a room and screen the very first film all time.

A moving train that shocked the audience . Believing that the Train on the screen was actually moving forward.

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And thus was the birth of Cinema.

1902 : The birth of Science Fiction.

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In 1902 George Mélies made Voyage dans la lune that was 12 minutes long it was the first film that featured actual special effects.

In 1915 DW Griffth made The Birth of a Nation.

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In 1927 One of the great Science Fiction’s and groundbreaking film from the 20’s was released in the form of Metropolis.

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And In October 1927 the first film with sound was released in the form of The Jazz Singer starring AL Jonson and directed by Alna Crosland and Gordon Hollingshead

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The 1930’s in film

As the cinematic medium was pushing forward and the system was taking more edgier riesks and Hollywood was increasingly booming.

It was also a time when Special effects were evolving. here are a couple of examples from the images below.

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There was also one of the game changing pieces of Cinema entitled Gone With the Wind ( 1939 ) that won multiple oscars, including the first African American to win an award withing the movie industry.

The 1940’s in film.

As the 2nd world war ended soon so came a sheer more of other genres and even stronger more risk taking talents such as Billy Wilder, Elia Kazan, Nicolas Ray, Frank Capra, John ford, and John ford.

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Film Noir a genre created by the War itself was put into the mix of the cinematic medium. was born and Hollywood was reaching it’s Golden Age.

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The 50’s in cinema

Films in the 50’s were without a doubt a very significant era of the medium. It was also the entry of the coming of age genre thanks to the iconic James Dean. There was also a strong wave of foreign films caving in  to the system.

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It was also a time when the great significant epic features were being made.

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1960’s in Cinema

Also known as the Swinging Sixties as Society was beginning to change in this fever dream like haze with the hippie culture . It was a time when The French new wave was co existing and the same goes for the Italian cinema. As well as the british cinema.

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It was a generation when Black and White was suddenly turning into colour and where films were pushing the boundaries into a risk taking qualities.

1970’s in Film.

Ah Yes the 1970’s in cinema where some of the all time classics were created where the likes of Francis Ford Coppola , William Friedkin, John Cassavetes, Nicolas Roeg, a Hippie Martin Scorsese, Brain De Palma, Sidney Lumet , Milos Forman and Roman Polanski were reigning supreme. It was a time when the Birth of the modern blockbuster was created in the form of Star Wars. By Coppola’s little buddy George Lucas.

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Technicolor was also turning into Panavision.

1980’s in Film.

After the immense success of Star Wars and Jaws and The Godfather series. Budgets of movies were getting higher and higher. But there was one particular kind of movie that almost destroyed the Hollywood system which was Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate. But It was also the decade in Which the likes of Steven Spielberg , Robert Zemeckis, James Cameron were coming into display. Thanks to some films such as ET , Raiders of the lost ark, Back to the Future, The Terminator and Aliens were all kicking in which created it’s generation.

But the 80’s also oddly enough shared some similarities to the 50’s in it’s coming of age regime. With the John Hughes films like The Breakfast CLub or Ferris Bueller’s Day off.

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1990’s In Film

An Underrated Decade in the movie system. it was arguably a very roaring decade since the likes of ingenious sophisticated talents like Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith,Paul Thomas Anderson , David Fincher, Wong Kar Wai were coming into display. It was also a decade particularly known for cult films. So much was happening in the movies back in the 90’s and it is now slowly getting recognised as a solid landmark in film history.

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2000 in Film.

By this time Cinemas were turning VHS and VHS were turning into the still currently DVD’s Technicolor was transforming into digital and thanks to Christopher Nolan . Later that decade was the rise of the Superhero movies.

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And Now in the decade of 2010 we are entering into a new age of cinema of the 3D spectacle of Avatar in 2009. More and more movies are being made. So much that John Carpenter says that all you have to do is pick up a phone on your camera and make one. If it’s someone dosen’t approve then make another. As the world of Technology is uprising for the better and for the worst..

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HISTORY OF TV AND FILM

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