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Richard Greco
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I have a research project to do and one of the topics that I need to create a paragraph on is aobut the history of talking movies. What was the first film with sound?
Who starred in it?
How long?
Etc.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks ahead of time.

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Brad Miller
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That's easy Richard. It was a Charlie Chaplin film titled "City Lights". The big trivia question is what was the first film in color?

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Mike Olpin
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First color Film?
That's easy! It was Wizard of Oz, but remember only part of it was shot in color. Who can name the first film shot entirely in color?

BTW, who knows when Judy Garland turns 18? [sex]

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Dan Lyons
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Hell no. "Wizard" was black and white, Ted Turner colored it in the 80's.

The first movie shot entirely in color was "Gone with the Wind".

What was the first film with stereo sound?

(btw Richard, it's going to be another 3 years before you can [Moon] Judy Garland.)

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Aaron Sisemore
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That would be 'The Jazz Singer' which, of course, was the first feature to use ATS (Analog Theatre Systems) with the revolutionary mechanical timecode system. [Smile]

What was the first film using the CinemaScope process?

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Michael Wilkinson
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[stupid]

Cinemascope was first used on Fantasia, but it was actually called "FantaScope" you dumbass.

Here's another trivia question. What was the first film shot in dye transfer Technicolor?

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Ian Price
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The first film done in 3 strip dye transfer Technicolor was How The West Was Won.

What was the first film shot in 3D?

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Dustin Mitchell
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The firt 3D film was '2001: A Space Odyssey.'

What was the first 70mm film?

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Brad Miller
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Oh please Dustin! Everybody knows that was Star Wars (now known as "Episode 4").

Let's try something harder, what was the first AutoScope film?

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Rick Long Jr
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That one is pretty hard, but a search of the archives quickly turned up the answer. It was Fritz the Cat! Here is the original newspaper ad to prove it.

What was the first Dolby Digital film?

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Michael Wilkinson
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Little known fact... It was actually "E.T." The original Dolby Digital Track was two channels matrixed into four by the processor.

After a limited test run, Dolby took their digital system back to R&D for quite a few years more.

Does anyone know what the first actual six channel digital film was?

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Mike Olpin
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Of course that was Die Hard. The explosions made use of a descrete sub channel however many theatres had not yet installed subwoofers. Instead they dug out their old Sensuround speakers.

So what was the first IMAX feature?

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Dan Lyons
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"Winged Migration".

I hate that film, I had to run it for 2 months.

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William Hooper
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Leo Enticknap is the historian with the PhD. I'm surprised we haven't heard from him.

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Aaron Sisemore
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Danny, actually 'Winged Migration' was indeed the first IMAX film, but it was actually shot in 35mm... and blown up...WAY up.

The first film to be actually shot with IMAX cameras was of course 'The Robe'.

Who was the first company to make the film platter system?

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