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BC: By: Libby Wray

FC: Major Milestones in the 1920 Film Industry

1: How did the film industry during the 1920's impact the film industry today?

2: 1920 Producer John Randolph Bray's created the first color cartoon The Debut of Thomas the Cat (who is now known as Tom from Tom and Jerry) | Legendary Broadway stage star John Barrymore appeared in the adapted horror-film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde | Douglas Fairbanks starred in the adventure film The Mark of Zorro

3: 1921 Silent comic star/director Charlie Chaplin's first feature length film The Kid and his first film as a producer premiered | The Technique of test screenings of films to get audience feedback was invented by silent film comedian Harold Lloyd and producer Hal Roach | D.W. Griffith's film Dream Street, was the first feature length film to use sound

4: Russian Filmmaker Lev Kuleshov experimented with montage, a new editing technique pioneered by Russian filmmakers. The Power of Love (now a lost film) was the first 3-D feature film shown to a paying film audience | German Shepard Rin Tin Tin became the cinema's first canine star and helped save Warner Brothers studios from bankruptcy The first Walt Disney cartoon was Little Red Riding Hood, one of his Laugh O Grams studio productions | 1922

5: The Four Warner Brothers Film Distribution became Warner Bros. Picture Inc (first large film company) The first film version of the Hunchback of Notre Dame | At a New York theater Lee De Forest demonstrated a sound-on-film method called Phonofilm The Hollywood sign was built and dedicated. | 1923

6: Animator Walt Disney, for Laugh O Grams Films, directed his first cartoon, the 12 minute short Alice in Sumberland which then came to be known as Alice in Wonderland Theaters showed the first double feature Actress Ethel Barrymore was the first film actress to appear on the cover of Time Magazine | 1924

7: Silent film genius Charlie Chaplin, directed, starred, in, produced, and scripted the film The Gold Rush (it is the highest grossing film of all time | The Phantom of The Opera premiered | The first feature-length dinosaur-oriented science-fiction film, The Lost World, premiered | 1925

8: The Black Pirate premiered and was the first full-length blockbuster color film Warner Bros. debuted, Don Juan, the first "talkie" with synchronized sound effects and orchestral music The oldest surviving feature length animated film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, premiered | 1926

9: Fox started using th Movietone system which was when in the system the soundtrack could be placed onto the actual film rather than on a separate disc like the vitaphone system Motion picture film became standarized at 24 frames per second. The silent film ear ended when Warner Bros. produced and debuted, The Jazz Singer, the first widely-screened feature-length talkie with dialogue | 1927

10: The first Mickey-Mouse film, Plane Crazy, debuted Steamboat Willie premiered which was mickeys first speaking cartoon Paramount became the first studio to announce that they would only produce "talkies" | 1928

11: The first Academy Awards were held Walt Disney Productions was formed | The first full-length, 100% natural color major motion picture film, On with the Show, was created George Eastmen Demonstrated the first technicolor film | 1929

12: The film industry has developed extremely, so many things have started and begun. The biggest impact though is definitely how, in the beginning films did not use any sound and now every film has dialogue in it.

13: For whoever gets this memory journal please take good care of it and enjoy. -Nancy Tate

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