Lumiere Brothers made the first film which was publicly exhibited in 1895. Later, they got the patent of cinematograph and the history of film began.

Here we gathered 15 cinematic firsts before and after Lumiere Brothers in film history.

1.The First Film

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Roundhay Garden Scene is considered as the first short silent film recorded by French inventor, Louis Le Prince in 1888. It is known as the oldest surviving film in existence according to the Guinness Book Of Records. It runs 2.11 seconds.

2.The First Sound Film

The Dickson Experimental Sound Film was the first sound film recorded by William Dickson who introduced Kinetophone with Edison in 1895.  

3.The First Color Film

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Annabelle Butterfly Dance was the first color film recorded by William Kennedy Dickson in 1985. However it was not shot on color film, it was tinted by hand.

4.The First Kiss On Film

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The 25-second film, The Kiss, was recorded in Thomas Edison’s film production studio named Black Maria. Considered that it was among the first films to incite demands for censorship.

5.The First Shakespeare Adaptation

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King John was the first Shakespeare adaptation which was made as the trailer of King John’s death scene.

6.The First Sherlock Holmes Film

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The first Sherlock Holmes adaptation was the 30-second long Sherlock Holmes Baffled recorded in 1900.

7.The First Female Film Director

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Alice Guy-Blaché was the first female film director in the film history who directed La Fée aux Choux in 1896. The first American female director was Lois Weber who directed a feature film, The Merchant of Venice, in 1914.

8.The First Film To Show Nudity

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Weber was also the first director to shoot a scene that showed female nudity in Hypocrites. It was found provocative and banned in Ohio, and caused protests in New York.

 

9.The First Remake

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        The original version of The Squaw Man was recorded in 1914, however its director Cecil B. Demille decided to remake the film.

10.The First 3D Film

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The Power of Love was the first 3D film in the world which was recorded in 1922. Unfortunately, the film which used red and green anaglyph 3D glasses, is lost now.

11.The First Film To Win The Oscar

WINGS, classic DVD

Wings was the first silent film that won the first Academy Award in 1927.

12.The First Woman To Win ‘’The Best Director’’ Oscar

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Kathryn Bigelow is the first female film director who won The Best Director Oscar in 2010 with The Hurt Locker.

13.The First Animated Feature Film

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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs was the first animated feature adaptation produced by Walt Disney in 1937.

 

14.The First Film Released On DVD

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        Twister was the first film released on DVD which was shot by Jan de Bont in 1996.

15.The First Film To Gross $1 Billion

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Titanic was known as the highest grossing film in the film history until its director James Cameron beat his own record with Avatar in 2009.

 

 

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