The Begining.....

Not to bore you with too much history but to truly appreciate the movies of today, a little appreciation of how they got here is a pre-requisite.

Everything started in 1889 when William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, commissioned by Thomas Alva Edison, created the first motion-picture camera and named it the Kinetograph. Later in 1895 in France, Auguste and Louis Lumiere held the first private screening. The brothers invented the Cinématograph, a combination camera and projector. The image is of an oncoming train is said to have caused a stampede.

1905 celebrated the first movie theater opening in Pittsburgh. And in 1910 Thomas Edison gets back in by introducing his kinetophone, which makes talkies a reality. 1914 brings us Charlie Chaplin and 1921 Rudolph Valentino is cinema's heartthrob.

It isn't until 1924 that Walt Disney creates his first cartoon, "Alice's Wonderland" also refereed to as "Alice's Comedies". It was 1937 when the full-length animated classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarf's" was released becoming an instant classic.

1939 marked the release of the classic film "Gone with the Wind" and years later in 1960 Alfred Hitchcook's "Psycho" terrifies movie goers. And 1977 is known for the release of the timeless epic "Star Wars". (For more about movie history check out Movie Timeline)

Now-a-days movie makers are continually pushing the envelope to continue to inspire and 'aw' the masses. This blog is dedicated to all the greats (and not-so-greats) of movie history. Comparing movie magic from the beginning to now, the actors, technologies and innovative ways they've continued to draw us to the theaters.
So sit back, grab some pop corn and a pop and enjoy the feature presentation...

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