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Some Fascinating “Firsts” for the Film Industry over Time (20 pics)

Posted in Random » Interesting   7 Jan 2016   / 5808 views

First film: Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)

First time travel film: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1921)

First 3-D film: The Power of Love (1922)

First film shown on an airplane: The Lost World (1925)

First film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards: Wings (1927)

First film shown on TV: The Crooked Circle (1933)

First animated feature film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

First actor to play Batman: Lewis G. Wilson (1943)

First film to show a flushing toilet: Psycho (1960)

This was considered inappropriate material in the ’50s.

First actor to play James Bond: Sean Connery (1962)

First X-rated movie to win Best Picture: Midnight Cowboy (1970)

First movie to show a condom: Carnal Knowledge (1971)

First film based on an “Saturday Night Live” sketch: The Blues Brothers (1980)

First PG-13 film: Red Dawn (1984)

First movie to show a character using a cell phone: Lethal Weapon (1987)

First animated film nominated for Best Picture: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

First feature-length animated CGI film: Toy Story (1995)

First film released on DVD: Twister (1996)

First film to gross $1 billion: Titanic (1997)

First woman to win Best Director at the Academy Awards: Kathryn Bigelow for Hurt Locker (2010)

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