- 1. The physical dimensions of the film
- 2. Colored film
- 3. Who takes the most?
- 4. Different versions of the film for different countries
- 5. The Base Of The Hollywood
- 6. The emergence of sound film
- 7. The duration of the film
- 8. The mass funeral in the movie
- 9. The most popular historical figures
- 10. The life of a scenery for the movie
Cinema in the course of formation went from silent black-and-white short films with a duration less than a minute, to photorealistic multi-million blockbusters are almost entirely drawn on the computer.
In film history there are many facts that may seem strange or incredible, but nonetheless they are true.
10. The life of a scenery for the movie
Have you ever thought about what happens to the scenery after filming? Facades, landscape, decor, all sorts of designs, gadgets and other props are never thrown away: always leave it in reserve, hoping to use in other projects. This, by the way, they perfectly possible.
For example, the scenery of the town of hill valley shown in the trilogy "Back to the future" in the future, were involved in 104 films, but hardly anyone was able to know them from a different angle and with a different layout.
Props from the set of "E. T." Steven Spielberg operated 37 times, and things from "the Gold rush" Charlie Chaplin "went on hands" most of all, they were used in at least two hundred other films.
9. The most popular historical figures
As you think about who shot the most pictures? About God? Caesar? The Answer Is Napoleon Bonaparte. He became the main character of around 200 films, while Jesus Christ was on the first cast only ~150.
Oddly enough, but the third line is the "grandfather" Lenin that the USSR not only managed to remove almost a hundred biopic.
After the leader of the proletariat is Adolf Hitler and Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin is less popular than the Cleopatra.
As for literary characters, here holds the palm of Cinderella, although it comes on the heels of hamlet, followed by Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, don Quixote and the company of the Musketeers with d'artagnan in charge.
8. The mass funeral in the movie
In the biographical film "Gandhi" in 1982, with Ben Kingsley in the title role (the film won 8 Oscars) is a two-minute funeral scene in which all the people in the frame are real.
In those years of computer graphics in fact did not exist, so to show in the frame the crowd of people, the creators had to gather a crowd of 300,000 people (!), with only 90 000 had a contract and received money, and others were filmed just for the love of art.
Now, when a small group of people can be nice to multiply and create on the screen an entire army, such a course seems incredible.
7. The duration of the film
The first films shot by the lumière brothers, was much shorter than modern shorts.
So, "workers exiting the Lumiere factory" had a duration of only 50 seconds and was completely devoid of any plot.
Brothers just set up a camera near the entrance to the factory and captures the moment when employees leave after a shift home.
No acting, script, dialogues (then in principle, there was no sound film) and even more special effects, but even this was a true revelation for those years.
In the future, the duration increased, but still an average film beginning of the XX century have lasted on average 10-15 minutes.
Gradually the duration increased, but Director David Griffith didn't want to wait, and he's already in 1915 he filmed "birth of a nation" with a duration of 3 hours, which was a record.
6. The emergence of sound film
Despite the fact that the first public showing of the sound film took place in Paris in 1900, really about the technology the world has started to learn only in the early 20-ies.
Most active in this niche was Germany, where it managed to combine sound with image, without losing sync, but no joy, it did not cause.
The audience quite cold embraced the new: people have used that movie to watch it, not listen to.
To break this barrier could directed by Alan Crosland, starring in the 1927 musical "the jazz Singer". Previous attempts to make friends with the audio and video wore experimental, and it was a feature film in which all the replicas were sounded simultaneously. Release date the movie was released on 6 October, was considered the official Birthday of sound cinema.
5. The Base Of The Hollywood
Harvey Henderson Wilcox is the person who created Hollywood, unwittingly. He owned a ranch near Los Angeles and a large plot of land, part of which decided to sell, but if someone wanted to build a Church, the land he gave for free.
So began to appear in residential districts, and later appeared advertising the Hollywoodland sign, which was to attract new tenants, but eventually became a symbol of quite another.
4. Different versions of the film for different countries
Censorship is the Bane of modern cinema, as many critics and ordinary viewers. Sometimes under the knife get the individual frames, but sometimes you have to reshoot the whole scene, especially when it comes to hire in other countries.
Given that Hollywood blockbusters with a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars not to pay off without the world market, studios have to make such sacrifices.
For example, "Mission impossible: Ghost Protocol" and "transformers: Age of extinction" in China and India look very different, and for the Chinese version of the third "Iron man" was filmed almost a separate storyline that the audience in other countries is not seen.
3. Who takes the most?
It is considered that Hollywood is the king of world cinema, that in fact is true, but in terms of performance the American film industry is not in the first place.
Bollywood, Indian cinema, produces much more films, including a huge number Trishovich remakes of Western paintings.
Every year there is removed over 1,000 tapes, which begs the logical question: "And who is watching them in such numbers"?
2. Colored film
Color film, unlike the sound, the audience was accepted with delight, but conquered the market very slowly.
The first full-length colour work has become a cult drama "gone with the wind", forever known in history.
Full black-and-white film only disappeared in the 70s. by the Way, the actress Olivia de Havilland, who played one of the roles still alive: she is now 102 years old.
1. The physical dimensions of the film
Now it's hard to imagine this, but Directors and editors had to handle an incredible number of film.. manually.
Film the aforementioned "Gone with the wind" had a length of 152 kilometers (!!!), if you count all the footage.