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See also: 1913 in film 1914 1915 in film years in film film Events The 3,300-seat Strand Theater opens in New York City. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... See also: 1915 in film 1916 1917 in film years in film film Events November 19 - Samuel Goldfish (later renamed Samuel Goldwyn) and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Company (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers). ... This page indexes the individual year in film pages. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Look up film in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Events

June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... The Motion Picture Directors Association (MPDA) was an American non-profit fraternal organization formed by twenty-six film directors on June 18, 1915 in Los Angeles, California. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish; Los Ángeles) is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ...

Top grossing films

  1. The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation is a racist and controversial, though highly influential and innovative silent film directed by D.W. Griffith, based on Thomas Dixons novels The Clansman (also a play) and The Leopards Spots. ...

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Theda Bara portrayed Cleopatra, in a costume of dubious historical accuracy. ... The Birth of a Nation is a racist and controversial, though highly influential and innovative silent film directed by D.W. Griffith, based on Thomas Dixons novels The Clansman (also a play) and The Leopards Spots. ... David Lewelyn Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 - July 23, 1948) was an American film director (commonly known as D. W. Griffith) probably best known for his film The Birth of a Nation. ... Lillian Gish Lillian Diana de Guiche (October 14, 1893 - February 27, 1993), was an American actress known as Lillian Gish. ... Samuel Alfred De Grace (June 12, 1875 - November 29, 1953) was a Canadian actor. ... Studio promotional photo Mae Marsh (born Mary Wayne Marsh, November 9, 1895 in Madrid, New Mexico, died February 13, 1968 in Hermosa Beach, California) was an actress with a career spanning over 50 years. ... Robert Bobby Harron (April 12, 1893 - September 5, 1920) was a highly successful and publicly popular American motion picture actor of the early silent film era. ... Wallace Reid Wallace Reid, born April 15, 1891 in St. ... Blanche Sweet Blanche Sweet (June 18, 1895 - September 6, 1986) was a silent film actress who began her career in the earliest days of the Hollywood motion picture film industry. ... Paul Wegener (born December 11, 1874 in Arnoldsdorf (Westpreußen; now Jarantowice, Poland); died September 13, 1948 in Berlin) was a German actor and film director. ... Poster from the 1875 premiere of Carmen Carmen is a French opera by Georges Bizet. ... Theda Bara portrayed Cleopatra, in a costume of dubious historical accuracy. ... Fattys Tintype Tangle is a 1915 comedy short film. ... Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933) was an American silent film comedian. ... Les Vampires is a 1915 10-part silent movie. ... Louis Feuillade (February 19, 1873 - February 25, 1925) was a French film director from the silent era. ... Musidora as Irma Vep in a screen shot of the 1915 film Les Vampires Musidora (February 23, 1889 - December 11, 1957) was the professional stage-name of the extremely popular French silent film actress of the early twentieth century. ... Marie Doro Marie Doro (May 25, 1882 - October 9, 1956) was a popular film actress of the early silent film era of the 1910s through the early 1920s. ...

Short film series

Harold Clayton Lloyd (April 20, 1893–March 8, 1971) was an American actor and film maker, most famous for his hugely successful and influential silent film comedies. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill in City Lights (1931) Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr, KBE, (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977) was a British born, [actor]], the most famous actor in early to mid Hollywood cinema era, and also a notable director. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Births

January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Anita Louise (January 9, 1915 – April 25, American film actress. ... Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fernando Lamas (born January 9, 1916 in Buenos Aires, Argentina; died October 8, 1982 in Los Angeles, California) was an Argentine actor and director. ... See also: 1981 in film 1982 1983 in film 1980s in film years in film film // Events January 11 - Production begins on the Star Wars sequel, Return of the Jedi. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1972 in film 1973 1974 in film 1970s in film years in film film Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mature in Cry of the City (1948) Victor Mature (born in Louisville, Kentucky; 29 January 1915–4 August 1999) was an American film actor. ... See also: 1998 in film, other events of 1999, 2000 in film, list of years in film. Events April 7 - Star Wars fans begin lining up at movie theaters in Westwood and Hollywood to buy tickets for Star Wars, Episode I - The Phantom Menace May 3 - A Durham, North Carolina... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dorothy Dell (January 30, 1915 – June 8, 1934) was an American film actress. ... See also: 1933 in film 1934 1935 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film rights to The Wizard of Oz from Frank J. Baum for $40,000. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Eddie Bracken (born February 7, 1915; died November 14, 2002) was an American comic actor. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Lorne Greene O.C., LL.D. (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor best known for two iconic roles on American television. ... See also: 1986 in film, other events of 1987, 1988 in film, list of years in film. // Events May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Sheridan from Angels with Dirty Faces Ann Sheridan (February 21, 1915 – January 21, 1967) was an American film actress. ... See also: 1966 in film 1967 1968 in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events December 26 - The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour airs on British television. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jon maddog Hall is the Executive Director of Linux International [1], a non-profit association of computer vendors who wish to support and promote the Linux operating system. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on The Empire Strikes Back, the first sequel to Star Wars. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Zero Mostel in Ulysses in Nighttown, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1958 Zero Mostel (February 25, 1915 – September 8, 1977) was a Tony Award-winning stage actor. ... See also: 1976 in film 1977 1978 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... Andre in Slaves in Bondage (1937) Lona Andre (March 2, 1915 – September 18, 1992) was an American film actress. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... Anthony Quinn Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001) was an Mexican-American actor, painter, and writer. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2001. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... Alice Faye from her official website, http://www. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1998. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... Orson Welles on the set of Citizen Kane. ... See also: 1984 in film, other events of 1985, 1986 in film, list of years in film. Events Top grossing films Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... The Lane Sisters were four siblings who achieved success during the 1930s as a singing act, with their popularity leading to a series of successful films. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1995. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... Yul Brynner Yul Brynner (Russian: Юл Бриннер) (July 7, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was a French (citizen) Hollywood and Broadway actor. ... See also: 1984 in film, other events of 1985, 1986 in film, list of years in film. Events Top grossing films Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... Ingrid Bergman at 14 â–¶(?) (August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982) was an Academy Award-winning Swedish actress. ... See also: 1981 in film 1982 1983 in film 1980s in film years in film film // Events January 11 - Production begins on the Star Wars sequel, Return of the Jedi. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... Jack Buetel as Billy the Kid, in The Outlaw (1943). ... See also: 1988 in film, other events of 1989, 1990 in film, list of years in film. // Events Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... OBrien in D.O.A. Edmond OBrien (September 10, 1915 – May 9, 1985) was an American film actor who is perhaps best remembered for his role in D.O.A.. Born in New York, New York, OBrien made his film debut in 1938, and gradually built a... See also: 1984 in film, other events of 1985, 1986 in film, list of years in film. Events Top grossing films Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... Cornel Wilde Cornelius Louis Wilde (October 13, 1915 – October 16, 1989) was an American actor. ... See also: 1988 in film, other events of 1989, 1990 in film, list of years in film. // Events Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Eli Fisticufs Wallach (born December 7, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York to a Jewish family) is an American film, TV and stage actor. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is considered by many to have been the finest male vocalist of all time. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1998. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jürgens in a scene from Der Kommissar (1973) Curd Jürgens (December 13, 1915 - June 18, 1982) was a German stage and motion-picture actor. ... See also: 1981 in film 1982 1983 in film 1980s in film years in film film // Events January 11 - Production begins on the Star Wars sequel, Return of the Jedi. ...

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The Birth Of A Nation (1915) (2438 words)
Film scholars agree, however, that it is the single most important and key film of all time in American movie history - it contains many new cinematic innovations and refinements, technical effects and artistic advancements, including a color sequence at the end.
The propagandistic film was one of the biggest box-office money-makers in the history of film, partly due to its exorbitant charge of $2 per ticket - unheard of at the time.
Ironically, although the film was advertised as authentic and accurate, the film's major fl roles in the film -- including the Senator's mulatto mistress, the mulatto politican brought to power in the South, and faithful freed slaves -- were stereotypically played and filled by white actors - in flface.
Horror film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2769 words)
Paul Wegener's The Golem (1915) was seminal; in 1919 Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was both controversial with American audiences, due to postwar sentiments, and influential in its Expressionistic style; the most enduring horror film of that era was probably the first vampire-themed feature, F.
Notable national outputs were the "giallo" films from Italy, the Jean Rollin romantic/erotic films from France, and the anthology films of Amicus from the UK.
The Canadian film Cube (1997) was perhaps one of the few horror films of the 1990s to be based around a relatively novel concept; it was able to evoke a wide range of different fears, and touched upon a variety of social themes (such as fear of bureaucracy) that had previously been unexplored.
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