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Cinematic Firsts

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*Peter Mark Roget's wrote the article "Explanation of an optical deception in the appearance of the spokes of a wheel when seen through vertical apertures" which was the first reference to persistence of vision.

*Almost simultaneously around December 1832 by the Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau and the Austrian professor of practical geometry Simon Stampfer invented the Phenakistiscope, the first practical device to awesomely create a fluid illusion of motion.

*Film film to be made.

*First short film.

*First film to use a fast-motion series of 24 cameras

*First film to be shown at exhibition
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*First film to have a cast

*First motion picture

*First film shot in the United States.
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*First public demonstration of motion pictures in the United States.
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*Émile Reynaud gave the first public performance of a moving picture show at the Musée Grévin in Paris, the Théâtre Optique. The show, billed as Pantomimes Lumineuses, included three cartoons, Pauvre Pierrot, Un bon bock, and Le Clown et ses chiens, each consisting of 500 to 600 individually painted images and lasting about 15 minutes. The film was the first to use perforations.
People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.2

*First Kinetoscope film shown in public exhibition on May 9, 1893 and is the earliest known example of actors performing a role in a film.

*First film production studio

*First film to be banned in the United States (New Jersey to be exact)

*First film to be made in France

*First known film with live-recorded sound

*first film made for the Kinetophone
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*First hand-colored film.

*Charles Francis Jenkins displays the Phantascope, the first patented Film projector.

*First film to be made in the United Kingdom.

*First comedy film.

*First use of a special effect in a movie.
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History Of The Kinetograph, Kinetoscope And Kinetophonograph... - W.K.L. Dickson, Antonia Dickson, Thomas Edison

*First published book of history on film

*First building dedicated exclusively to showing motion pictures was the Vitascope Hall, established on Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana June 26 — it was converted from a vacant store.

*Housed The Edisonia, the first known dedicated, purpose-built motion picture theater in the world
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*First female film director

*first female film director

*First film to be directed by a female director. (Alice Guy)

*First narrative fiction film
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The Kiss (1896)

*First film of a couple kissing.
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*First horror film.
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*First erotic film.

*First example of object manipulation and stop-motion animation.

*First film adaptation of the work of William Shakespeare.

*First film to use flashbacks to create a non-linear narrative
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*First film to use intertitles
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*First experimental film.

*The first moving picture photographed in color.
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*First sci-i film.

*First sci-fi short.
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*First western film.

*first western western short.
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*First remake.

*first western remake.

*One of two first films to be reviewed, the other being An Exciting Honeymoon. (By Variety)
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*First animated film recorded on standard picture film.

*First feature film to be release.
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*One of two first films to be reviewed, the other being The life of a Cowboy. (By Variety)
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*First feature film produced by France.

*First feature film produced in Europe.
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 5.8

*First film to use Kinemacolor.

*First film to have a score specifically written for it, written by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns.
People who added this item 92 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
A Fantasy (1908)

*First animated cartoon.

*First full length feature film produced in the United States.

*First film shot from an aeroplane.

*First film crossover.
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*First time the rights to adapt a novel are bought from a publisher.
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*First film to be made in Hollywood.
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