Film industry originated in the 19th century. Since then, it has been evolving due to the development of technology and demand of the society. For almost two centuries, there have been ups and downs in the industry but one thing for sure, it keeps growing. Here are some interesting facts about film industry that you may have never heard before.
The most influential movie industries
Hollywood is known to be the biggest film industry in the world. It is true without no doubt if it is seen from the profit earned from box office movies. However, if it is seen from the number of movies produced every year, the largest film industry will be Bollywood.
The Hindi cinema makes around 1200 movies annually while Hollywood only produces 800 movies averagely per year. Aside from Hollywood and Bollywood, there are other notable film industries in the world such as Cinema of China, United Kingdom, Cinema of Japan, and South Korea Cinema.
Who invented cinema?
Cinema was not invented by an individual. However, the Edison Manufacturing Company demonstrated a prototype if the Kinetoscope successfully in 1891. Kinetoscope is an early motion-picture device which enables viewers to view moving pictures through a peephole. Two years later, Kinetoscope demons traction took place in public.
The highest-grossing film of all time
Do you know what the most money-making movie in the film industry is? Is it “Star Wars”? Is it “the Lion King”? None of them. The highest-grossing movie goes to “Avengers: Endgame”, which was released in 2019. The Marvel movie made around $2.8 billion. The movie was very successful because of the great combination between action sequences and humor. Titanic also is a very successful movie.
The first narrative film
The short movie “The Great Train Robbery” is regarded as the pioneer of narrative films. It was made in the 1903. It is considered as a narrative film fiction because it tells a story. The movie shoot produced by Thomas Edison Studio occurred in New Jersey. The most interesting fact about this film is that it runs for only 12 minutes. The movie portrays the robbery, the formation of the robbers, and the chase and abolition of the gangsters.
The first Black actor to win an Oscar
Hattie McDaniel was the first Black women who won the Oscar in 1940. She starred a movie entitled “Gone with the Wind” (1939). In this American epic historical romance film, she played a role as a controversial character, Mammy, a slave who was raising the main character, Scarlett O’Hara.
What is the most expensive movie?
“Pirates of the Caribbean” starred by Mr. Deep is the film that is reported to spend the most amount of money. Approximately $378.5 million was spent to make this movie. The budget was mainly allocated for paying the staffs and actors. Johnny Deep alone, who played the main role as Captain Jack Sparrow, was believed to receiver more than $55 million for the movie.
This industry plays important role not only for the society but for economy as well. Knowing the facts about film industry above can really broaden up our knowledge. There are still many other fascinating facts which are still little-known.