n>, “Every time I go to the movies, it’s magic, no matter what the film is about.” The magic began over a century ago in an industry unlike any other in the world. Both glamorous and ugly, the beginnings of the film industry came with an ambitious inventor from New Jersey, two French brothers, multiple cameras and a series of moving images that would ultimately tell stories to entertain and captivate audiences everywhere. It’s a world filled with a rich and ever-expanding history.
Stacker compiled 50 fascinating facts about the film industry using various entertainment and information publications and movie sites including Newsweek, Film School Rejects, The Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair and IMDb. The list includes facts that span every aspect of the industry, from directing, cinematography and costume design to comedy and writing. The list also includes industry firsts, award-winning trivia, and a mix of historical and contemporary facts.
From the movie’s first kiss and first black actor to win an Oscar, to interesting facts like director cameos and improvised moments, these industry nuggets are both interesting and informative. The list contains several obscure facts that will captivate both the film novice and the expert cinephile.
Check out the director who was also a talented illustrator, or the first film to feature full frontal male nudity (and how long after the first to show frontal female nudity). Find out which actor helped pay for an Oscar-winning film, and why the Hollywood brand disappeared for three months. Here we discover the best and the worst of an industry that continues to fascinate and please millions of people around the world.
Read on to discover these fabulous facts about cinema.
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