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FILM 1701 Study Guide - Motion Picture Production Code, Photoplay, Magnetic Storage


Department
Film
Course Code
FILM 1701
Professor
Michael Zryd

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Film History Timeline
Film History Timeline [You are not responsible for information in brackets]
1893
Edison/Dickson: Kinetoscope
1895
Lumière Brothers exhibit Cinematographe, Paris
Lumière Brothers: Workers Leaving the Factory; Arrival of a Train at a Station; The Hoser
Hosed
[discovery of X-rays]
[Marconi sends and receives radio signal]
1896
Méliès begins filmmaking
Edison: The Kiss
1897
[discovery of the electron]
[first US comic strip]
1899
first magnetic recording of sound
1900
Freud: “The Interpretation of Dreams”
1901
[Ragtime jazz begins]
[first transatlantic radio signal]
1902
Méliès: A Trip to the Moon
1903
Porter: The Great Train Robbery; Life of an American Fireman; Uncle Tom’s Cabin
[Wright brothers fly airplane]
[first baseball World Series]
1904

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[subway opens, NYC]
[first telegraphic transmissions of photographs]
1905
Porter: The Kleptomanaic
mutiny on Battleship “Potemkin”
[Einstein’s theory of relativity]
1906
1,000 nickelodeons in US
average film length: 10 min.
[Victrola (record player) marketed]
1907
Cubism begins, Paris
1908
Griffith begins filmmaking, American Mutoscope and Biograph
[Model T production begins]
1909
Griffith: A Corner in Wheat
Gertie the Dinosaur (animated film)
35mm becomes standard film gauge worldwide
[Peary reaches North Pole]
[Futurist manifesto]
[NAACP formed, NYC]
1910
Star system begins as performers get screen credit
first newsreels, France
1911
Griffith: The Lonedale Operator
1912
Guazzoni: Quo vadis? (Italian feature length spectacle)
Méliès: Conquest of the Pole
daily film admissions: 5 million viewers
majority of film production shifts to LA (Hollywoodland) from East Coast
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