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Get Movies history of over 100 years. The original idea for films was developed through the work of inventors in America. Rapid development in this area followed, both in the US and in Europe. The motion picture industry was born at the start of the 20th

History of Movie Rating

Movies are such an integral part of our lives now that it’s difficult to imagine life without them. In fact, movies have made an impression on technology and politics, as well as on arts. Let’s go back in time to look at the birth of cinema.

Roundhay Garden Scene, filmed in the UK, is credited as the earliest surviving motion picture. But even before that the fast and fluid motion of a sprinting horse had been captured by a set of stereoscopic cameras in California.

It was William Kennedy Laurie Dickinson who invented the celluloid strip capable of capturing a sequence of photographs, which can be projected as a motion picture. He was working under American inventor Thomas Alva Edison at the time. Together, they came up with the Kinetoscope, the pioneer moving picture camera, and the Kinetoscope, which acted like a mini cinema for one person. The first ‘movies’ were about everyday events and also acrobatics, music shows and boxing displays.

Not long afterwards, cameras were developed in Europe. The first film projector was invented in 1895 in the UK and the first cinematograph, consisting of a camera, a printer and a projector, followed suit in France. Projected films for paying viewers gained popularity in Europe. The “Bioscope’ was born in Berlin and it facilitated the first public motion-picture presentation in the region, in 1895.

In those days, a movie was no longer than one minute and the popular themes were the arts, (showing a single scene) mundane events, public events, sports or comedy. Cinematic techniques were rare or non-existent and there was no editing. The camera shooting the film was stationary. But the idea had captured society and fuelled many an imagination. There was no going back.

Inventors toyed with the notion of pleasing the eyes and the ears simultaneously. But it was not until the late 1920’s that sound was combined to the visuals. This meant that for the first thirty years of their making, movies were silent. With this development, movies became less of a novelty and more like a good business idea. Companies became interested in their development. There were more stake-holders for show business. The American Mutoscope Company was the largest movie production entity in the 20th century.

Films sponsored by industries were shown in large, special venues, unlike the temporary arenas used previously. They were either screened in theatres or taken around the country by traveling showmen. The Nickelodeon of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania was the first profitable permanent theatre dedicated exclusively for screening of films. By this time films were several minutes long and used as fillers in between certain meetings or programs. This movie-friendly situation in the US created a global stir.

Article Summary- Movies boast a history of over 100 years. The original idea for films was developed through the work of inventors in America. Rapid development in this area followed, both in the US and in Europe. The motion picture industry was born at the start of the 20th century.

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