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A series of motion photographs were shot by Eadward Muybridge that can
be viewed by placing them onto a stroboscopic disc.
George Eastman manufactures the first flexible photographic film which
was developed by Hannibal Goodwin.
Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera and attempts with William
Kennedy Laurie Dickson to record motion picture photos onto wax.
Dickson shoots many 15 second motion pictures using a kinetograph.
In Paris, France, the first public display of motion pictures was exhibited.
Ferdinand Braun developed the cathode ray tube.
Movies become a popular attraction.
The rise of movie stars begins.
Major movie studios are established including MGM and Fox.
The Jazz Singer is the first talking film, ending the era of
Movies become a popular demand and great productions such as Gone With
the Wind are released.
SEG (Screen Extras Guild) is formed.
Orson Welles rises to fame as a director.
Hollywood has trouble competing with television. As a result, 3-D
films begin to be released. Later, aroma releasing mechanisms
are used in auditoriums to attract audiences.
A rating system is developed to classify films.
Dolby Stereo launched for movies.
THX sound system for movie theatres developed.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is formed.
DTS Digital Sound debuts in theatres with the release of Jurassic Park.
IMAX 3-D is introduced.