Early Years; Cinema Cue Cards to Remember

Early Years; Cinema Cue Cards to Remember

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Who is a famous early photographer form the 19th century? What pictures did he take? Matthew Brady. He took pictures of battle fields, dead soldiers, and destroyed buildings.
Who created the first moving picture? Why did he/she create it? Edward Muybridge in 1878. His rich boss hired him to find out if all of a horses legs raise off the ground when it runs.
Who created a more advanced film after Edward Muybridge in 1885. J. Marey.
How did William Dickson finalize film? He helped make films less shaky.
What is the Kinetoscope? The Kinetoscope is a 1m by 1m box which has a light, a magnifying glass, and a whole to look in, which would project a small movie less than a minute long.
Who are the Lumiere Brothers? What popular movie was created by the Lumiere Brothers in 1895? What was it called? They are film makers who created the best films during their time. The Train Arriving at the Train Station.
Who was given credit for adding fantasy and imagination to films. George Melies.
What is one movie that George Melies created in 1902? Trip to the Moon.
What famous movie was Edwin Porter known for? Why was this movie unique? The Great Train Robbery. The movie is different because various locations were used instead of one location which all other movies included. The first action and western film.
What did Edwin Porter create in film? He created transitions of one scene fading out and another fading in.
Why were actors first not identified? Because people went the movies to see the film and not the actors.
Why was Florence Lawrence a film superstar? Where is she from? She became so popular that her name started to be brought up in the movies and people would go see the films because of her. Burlington, Ontario.
Who else was a popular actress from Toronto, Ontario? Mary Pickford.
Where were movie theatres mainly located? Why? Downtown in the core of the cities. That is where all the poop people were located?
What is unique about D.W. Griffieth? He made the idea of specular entertainment. His movies were 45m to 3 hours long,
What was D.W. Griffieth's most expensive movie? What was it about? Why was it so expensive? Intolerance. It was about the injustice that humans have committed upon each other. It was so expensive because of the sets that were built, the large number of actors, and extras.
What was considered D.W. Griffieth's best film? What was it about? What was the problem of the release of this movie? Birth of a Nation. It was about the civil war, the outcome of the war, and about what has happened after the war with the south losing. The film consisted of racism towards black people which inspired people to from KKK groups.
How many movies did Paramount release in 1918? 221.
Why was Hollywood used as the main location for film studios? It was cheap land and it was mainly sunny with great weather.
What was the Oligopoly? The top five film studios in the world.
Between what years was considered the golden age in Hollywood? 1930 and 1940
After the great depression, how much did revenues go down by in the film industry (in percentage). Why did it go down? 25%. People did not have enough money to go see movies. Also, later, people got televisions and watched from home.
What did the government do for the Oligopoly that resulted in a negative impact? The government made them sell a portion of their business.

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