The film is one of the most popular forms of media in the world. People have been making films since the late 1800s, and they continue to be made today. While there are many different types of films, all films share some common characteristics. This blog post will explore those characteristics and give a brief overview of film history. Films can be broken down into five main categories: narrative, documentary, experimental, animated, and live-action. Each category has its own unique elements. 

It's hard to believe now, but there was a time when films were considered a children's medium. They were seen as a way to escape the drudgery of reality and nothing more. However, in the early days of cinema, some filmmakers decided to use the new medium to tell stories that were darker, grittier, and more realistic than anything audiences had ever seen before. These films helped set the bar high for all future motion pictures and are still remembered today as some of the best examples of cinematic storytelling. Here are just a few of the most groundbreaking incidents in film history that forever changed how movies are made.

The first cat video: 1894 Thomas Edison's The Boxing Cats would be some deranged, sociopathic horror sh*kt if it wasn't sO darned cute!

The first film actress: CRACKED CON Known to act sO hard she'd collapse, Lillian Gish was the first actress hired specifically for film. She method-acted sO hard, she gave herself permanent nerve damage and almost starved to death on film.

The first movie writer: 1900 Journalist and humorist Roy McCardell was the first person hired by a production studio for the explicit job of writing movies. He wrote over a thousand, including A Fool There Was, the first movie to make vampires cool.

The first movie to star a dog: 1905 CRACKED COM There's no rule that says a dog can't star in a movie, and the silent drama Rescued By Rover was the first to figure that out. It was sO popular, they had to reshoot the whole film, TWICE, because they wore

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The first official website: 1994 GENERATIONS STARSHIP CONSOLE MOVIE PREVIEW SIGHTS AND SOUNDS BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED.cO STA TPEV SHOP COM Space Jam did it best, but Star Trek: Generations was the first movie to embarrass itself with a clunky 90s website.

The first Talkie: 1927 CRACKED.COM The unfortunately minstrel-heavy film The Jazz Singer was the first one to have some dialogue and singing sequences synched up to the action.

The first film to feature audio: 1926 ARNER VITAPROME TALKING BROS. PICTURES WARNER CRACKEDcO Don Juan was the first film to use a Vitaphone audio film track to sync up the soundtrack. It just doesn't count as a Talkie, since there was no audible dialogue.

The first SNL sketch to be turned into a feature film: 1980 CRACKEDCO So far, they've squeezed 11 feature-length films out of 4-minute live sketches. The first of the bunch was The Blues Brothers.

The first portrayal of virtual reality: 1992 The first depiction of virtual reality occurred in The Lawnmower Man, a movie about taking drugs and having cybersex.

The first makeover of the nerdy girl: 1942 In NOw, Voyager, an undesirable starts suddenly turning heads after removing her glasses. Wait, no - after going to a sanatorium. This is back when they thought the uterus caused insanity, SO, that tracks.

The first scenes shown in color: 1903 CRACKED COM Ode to the New Testament The Life and the Passion of Jesus Christ is a 44-minute narrative, filmed in black and white but partially hand-stenciled in vivid Pathechrome.

The first animated sequence: 1906 CRACKED COM Humorous Phases of Funny Faces is a cheeky, chalky, motion study of freaky clowns and fat wealthy men.

The first 3D experience: 1939 LOOK THROUCH THIS SIDE et4 e CLrvalee Man Theeew eeee retemet 441 TES te eeeend fe 9e lerrr: EE HOLD HERE CRACKED COM It is with a heavy heart we must report: the first 3D film was sponcon. In Tune With Tomorrow was

The first horror movie: 1896 CRACKEDCO Georges Melies seems to have pioneered every genre except, like, dogs playing basketball. His film The Haunted Castle was a 3 minute story about a bat morphing into a demon and being driven away by a crucifex.

The first flashback: 1901 Histoire d'un crime is a crime drama (also the first of its kind, in France) that at one point projects a burglar's fond memories of his pre-burgling days on the wall above him.

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