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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Timeline highlights of film and digital film-making.



1889: Kodak produces the first commercial transparent film roll.
1895: The Lumiere Brothers publicly screen a film for the first time ever.
1927: "The Jazz Singer" is the first "talkie," or motion picture with sound, to play publicly.
1935: "Becky Sharp" is the first live-action feature film made in Technicolor. The new technology would become broadly popular over the next few years with hits including "The Wizard of Oz" and "Gone With the Wind."
1952: "Bwana Devil" is the first 3-D color feature film, setting off a brief craze using the new technology.
1970: Imax big screen projection is shown publicly for the first time, in Osaka, Japan.
1999: "Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace" is the first movie played on digital projectors.
2002: "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" is the first feature film shot entirely on digital cameras.
2008: "Journey to the Center of the Earth" is the first live-action feature film made and shown in digital 3-D. The next year, the technology moves into the mainstream with "Avatar."
2013: "The Wolf of Wall Street" is the first movie distributed entirely digitally, with no film prints.

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