Introduction Star Wars Day is an informal commemorative day observed annually on 04 May to celebrate George Lucas’s Star Wars media franchise. Observance of the day spread quickly through media and grassroots celebrations since the franchise began in 1977. The date originated from the pun “May the Fourth be with you”, a variant of the… Read More
Events 1894 – The first ever commercial motion picture house opens in New York City, United States, using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.
Events 1902 – “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theatre in the United States, opens in Los Angeles.
Events 1960 – The TIROS-1 satellite transmits the first television picture from space.
Events 1895 – Before the Société pour L’Encouragement à l’Industrie, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate movie film technology publicly for the first time.
Introduction Chanbara (チャンバラ), also commonly spelled “chambara”, meaning “sword fighting” movies, denotes the Japanese film genre called samurai cinema in English and is roughly equivalent to Western western (genre) and swashbuckler films. Chanbara is a sub-category of jidaigeki, which equates to period drama. Jidaigeki may refer to a story set in a historical period, though… Read More
Events 1922 – The Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolour. The Gulf Between was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed.
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Events 1927 – The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth. 2019 – Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and 66 others are released in a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia. People (Births) 1855 – William Friese-Greene, English photographer, director, and cinematographer (d. 1921). 1894 – George Waggner, American actor, director, and producer… Read More
Events 1642 – England’s Parliament bans public stage-plays. People (Births) 1885 – Otto Kruger, American actor (d. 1974). 1890 – Clara Kimball Young, American actress and producer (d. 1960). 1909 – Michael Gordon, American actor and director (d. 1993). 1917 – John Berry, American-French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999). 1925 – Andrea Camilleri,… Read More