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An important date in the history of film is the year
, when the French, the Lumiere brothers invented cinematograph and filmed one of the first films in the world with it.
Workers leaving
the Lumière's
Workers leaving
the Lumière's
The Enchanted Drawing
James Stuart Blackon
is most notable for making the first silent film that included animated sequences recorded on standard picture film – The Enchanted Drawing
– and because of that he is called the father of American animation.
James Stuart

,,The Jazz Singer"
is an American musical film of the year
It is considered the first sound film in the world.
Americans in the history of film

It is worth to know, that Lumiere’s cinematographe is largely based on
, which had been invented 8 years earlier by an American,
Thomas Edison.
American Film
The seventies
Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977)
Charlie Chaplin is one of the most adored comedians of the era of silent movies, who moved to the USA from London. He starred in more than 60 short films and in 11 feature-length comedies.
Chaplin is known also as a producer, writer and composer of film music. In 1919 he founded the studio United Artists. He created the choreography and music for the film ,,Limelight" , He was also a singer in the title song in the ,,The Circus". One of the few songs written by him is ,, Smile", which was sung by Michael Jackson, a fan of Chaplin .
Chaplin is on the Hollywood blacklist, because of his left-wing views.
Chaplin believed that sound film will destroy cinematography and when everyone filmed their sound films, he made ​​a silent ,,City Lights", which achieved great success.
He was four
times married.
Thirties and forties
Hollywood is
a district of Los Angeles
in the USA. At the beginning of the 20th century, film makers started to move there because of great weather conditions to make films.
In the 20's they wanted to advertise their new neighbourhood by placing a big writing "Hollywood" on the hill. Its construction cost 21 000 dollars and firstly, it sounded
After many years it turned out that the writing is put on someone's private possession. The local authorities started a fund-raising to buy the land from its owners. The most generous donator was...
Hugh Hefner,
who gave 900 000 dollars.
It was the time, when films were produced in the number of 400 a year. The most typical American film genres like western, film noir (gangster film), musical, melodrama and animated film appeared then.
That was scary!!
In the fifties, everybody started buying a TV-set, so they could watch films at home. Cinemas should have attracted viewers by something else. In the USA drive-in cinemas appeared. People parked their cars opposite the big screens and watched films without getting out of the car.
Times of author's cinema; directors like Woody Allen, Roman Polański, Stanley Kubrick had their own way of making films . Roman Polański managed to attract the most significant American actors.
Rosemary's baby
It's a film directed by Roman Polański with music created by Krzysztof Komeda. The main character - Rosemary (Mia Farrow) eats a special cake given by her neighbour. She gets pregnant and gives birth to a devil's child.

Rosemary's child was born in July 1966 (666)
Mia Farrow ate authentic bloody liver on the screen
Polański asked a friend of Farrow to talk to her when she was on the phone during making the film. Mia was authentically surprised - she didn't play.

These times are dominated by a new generation of filmmakers, called Movie Brats. In the opinion of critics it was the best time of american cinema. Big productions attracted to the cinema both young and older viewers. Full live action, as well as a very high artistic films ended up in all countries of the world.
A new era of big blockbusters opened Godfather (The Godfather).
Cate Blanchett with Oscar
Matthew Mconaughey
with Oscar
Sad Leo with no Oscar
American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol
The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, is an annual American awards ceremony honoring achievements in the film industry.
Annie Hall
It is said, that the "Annie Hall" is the best film of Woody Allen (it got 4 oscars). This is the time when Allen stopped being an ordinary comedian and became a full of ideas director and a creative artist. Film shows a relatioship between a comic actor and club singer. Woody Allen plays the main role.
The true surname of Diane Keaton is Hall and her friends call her Annie. That's why the main character is called Annie Hall
Steven Spielberg George Lucas
Movie props
Aston Martin DB5 - James Bond car from the film 'Goldfinger' - 5.1 million dollars
Audrey Hepburn's black dress from the film,, Breakfast at Tiffanie's" - 923 thousand dollars
Lightsaber from the film
,,Star wars" - 270 thousand dollars
October 16, 1923

1940 - Disney releases one of its highly regarded classics, Fantasia

1949 - Walt Disney Music Company is formed.
1950 - Treasure Island, Disney's first completely live-action feature, is released.

1953 - Peter Pan, based on characters created by Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie, is released.

1955 - Disneyland, the first Disney park, opened in Anaheim, California

1955 - Mickey Mouse Club debuts on television.

1964 - Mary Poppins, the practically perfect tale directed by Robert Stevenson, about a magical English nanny, is released.
1971 - Walt Disney World Resort opens with the Magic Kingdom and two hotels near Orlando, Florida.

1975 - Walt Disney World Village, a large outdoor mall with specialty shops all built by Disney designers, which later became Disney Village Marketplace, opens
1983 - The Disney Channel begins broadcasting with 18 hours of programming a day

1987 - Disney Dollars sold at Disneyland.

Walt signed a contract with Mr. Winkler to produce a series of Alice Comedies — this date is considered the start of the Disney company first known as The Disney Brothers Studio
1930 - Mickey Mouse comic strip debuts.

1934 - ,,The Wise Little Hen", the first appearance of Donald Duck, is released.

1935 - The Band Concert, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon in color, is released.

1937 - ,,Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", Disney's first feature-length animated film, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre
1992 - Euro Disneyland, the first Disney theme park in Europe, which was later renamed Disneyland Paris, opens
1994 - The Lion King opens to a limited audience in Los Angeles and New York.
1995 - The Disney Channel begins operation in the UK.

2001 - 100th anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth.
Special effects
Merylin Monroe sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" 19 May 1962 - 10 days before the 45 birthday of John F. Kennedy. It's worth to know, that she has got a romance withe him.
This is one of the very first coca cola commercial starring Merylin Monroe.
This spot is assembled with authentic audio and video recordings, which were found after years . Brand Chanel has decided to use them for the latest commercial Chanel no.5. The most interesting is that the brand doesn't have to convince us that Marilyn Monroe is ideally suited to the promotion of smell. Marilyn was really lover of Chanel no.5, what she said in the spot.
In 1938, the Academy Awards honored Walt Disney with a normal size Oscar and seven miniature statuettes for animation "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
The 1980s and 1990s
saw another significant development. The full acceptance of home video opened a vast new business to exploit. Films such as Batman, Showgirls, The Secret of NIMH and The Shawshank Redemption, which may have performed poorly in their theatrical run, were now able to find success in the video market.

It also saw the first generation of film makers with access to video tapes emerge. Directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson had been able to view thousands of films and produced films with vast numbers of references and connections to previous works.

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