Tag: cinema-history

126 Why are films where the bad guy "wins" at the end so rare? 2016-02-09T19:38:45.293

61 Where and when does the "idea" light bulb appear for the first time? 2017-06-26T11:50:11.613

56 What makes The Shawshank Redemption so cinematically important? 2016-02-04T19:18:51.180

54 Hollywood movies that no longer exist in any form 2015-11-16T17:56:03.843

54 How did Hitchcock enforce the "no late admission" policy for Psycho? 2018-01-15T05:23:02.077

52 When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized? 2012-07-05T17:54:22.057

41 Why do some movies start with a big rotating circle and countdown? 2015-05-01T11:38:51.530

40 What was the first crossover movie like The Avengers, using only movie franchises? 2012-04-10T13:24:12.733

39 Why do old movies sound like old movies? 2015-11-14T16:43:51.210

38 Why did Michael Richards refuse to portray himself? 2012-01-22T20:10:52.817

37 Why are there so few movies about the Vietnam war itself? 2017-04-17T00:07:59.520

35 Why would a movie that appears pornographic via it's rating (X) receive an Academy Award? 2015-01-27T13:51:55.047

34 How did the word "Bollywood" originate? 2017-05-02T04:56:33.847

31 When were digital effects first used in film or TV? 2017-02-23T17:44:17.623

27 What is the longest, single take, tracking shot in cinema/TV? 2014-02-12T17:19:26.567

24 Era of profanity in movie scripts? 2012-03-30T11:49:49.623

24 What is the sweariest movie ever? 2014-01-07T21:18:16.827

21 What's the record for highest number of biographies on a single person? 2016-02-04T10:20:30.933

19 Was Dr. Strangelove originally intended to be serious? 2013-02-16T19:19:36.267

19 What is the first appearance of the F-bomb in a movie? 2014-01-08T22:48:32.480

19 Frame rates of early movies 2016-04-22T07:12:11.347

18 Did George Lucas try to acquire the rights to 'The Lord Of The Rings' / 'The Hobbit'? 2012-12-15T21:27:42.633

17 When and why did the decline of Musicals in American Cinema happen? 2013-12-11T23:31:24.127

17 What is the world's first movie? 2015-10-12T01:54:25.103

17 What's the first movie with a plot twist? 2017-06-15T09:47:15.703

16 What was the first full-length feature film shot completely with digital cameras? 2012-03-13T13:53:09.757

16 What technology did each Pixar movie introduce? 2012-06-23T16:19:55.870

16 Who was McGuffin? 2014-05-27T21:48:36.083

16 What was the first franchise to prominently feature LGBT characters? 2017-06-26T15:24:02.217

14 What was the first film shot completely with a subjective point of view? 2012-03-13T13:48:13.617

14 What was the first film to have a fight on top of a moving train? 2012-09-23T08:49:19.233

14 What was the first case of a celebrity playing a fictionalized version of her/himself? 2012-12-04T18:36:11.583

14 Have Batman movies always had a political influence upon them? 2013-09-27T12:54:44.413

14 To which degree were Spaghetti Westerns influenced by Italian Neorealism? 2014-03-23T23:00:38.253

13 What is the first movie to show slicing through a candle to show sword prowess 2012-06-26T23:40:22.497

13 What is the most commercially successful Alan Smithee film? 2014-08-19T15:59:09.827

13 Have there been any movies about or with realistic ninjas? 2015-12-24T18:10:47.883

13 How many Batmans have existed in TV and movies? 2016-02-15T20:25:21.793

13 Why the aspect ratio change from 4:3 to 16:9 to even wider formats? 2017-07-01T10:42:13.820

12 First appearance of a weapon with the power of a nuclear bomb? 2013-01-26T02:14:35.787

12 Did John Wayne ever shoot first? 2015-12-02T19:36:30.900

12 What was the first 3D movie? 2016-06-04T03:35:07.870

11 What is the first instance of a disaster movie coming true? 2012-02-28T18:37:45.150

10 Which film or TV-Show was the first to use a '555-' phone number? 2013-01-25T18:27:54.340

10 What is the source of Truffaut's famous anti-war movie quote? 2014-01-30T14:28:47.720

10 When was the first use of nudity on the silver screen? 2014-05-27T18:47:47.930

10 What is the worst month to watch movies in United States? 2014-09-10T23:48:05.400

10 Why do so many movies still use the Wilhelm scream? 2015-12-31T15:03:54.080

9 Annual revenue for film industry by year adjusted for inflation 2012-05-15T21:49:51.263

9 Unwritten rule that you never show a child getting seriously injured or killed? 2014-03-16T01:14:21.730

9 Interpretation of two big jumps in movie history 2016-11-05T16:57:26.320

9 Was anybody ever denied an Oscar or other award because of the Hollywood blacklist? 2017-09-03T02:12:29.063

8 How were zombies first depicted in film? 2013-02-08T00:08:24.130

8 Was casting adults as teenagers more common in the past? 2015-11-22T16:18:54.910

8 First animated movie to put "bloopers" in end credits? 2016-10-29T23:39:09.497

8 What was the first film or show to depict Men in Black? 2016-12-11T02:55:53.323

8 What characteristics tie anime styles together? 2017-04-03T21:39:13.767

7 Why do some movies originally shot on film have notably vivid reds and skin tones? 2013-12-30T21:30:46.987

7 What is the longest timespan depicted in a movie? 2014-11-10T09:35:27.827

7 What is the earliest movie in which "it all turns out to have been a dream"? 2015-10-27T00:29:19.563

7 Was 1977’s “The Making of Star Wars” the first "Making of…” documentary? 2016-12-20T23:03:41.210

6 The first human robot? 2012-08-15T20:09:48.050

6 When did theaters first start showing matinees or giving matinee discounts? 2012-12-08T20:57:34.883

6 What is the shortest timespan depicted in a movie? 2014-11-10T21:41:42.033

6 Highest number of collabrations between an actor and a director 2015-10-08T09:25:17.697

6 What is the first mockumentary style show? 2015-12-20T16:52:50.583

6 Artificial intelligence movies between 1927 and 1968 2016-03-10T00:31:28.193

6 What's the first use of the "power walk"? 2016-08-23T18:56:37.780

6 Were black actors more prominent in the 80s than they are now? 2017-11-03T15:47:11.847

6 A movie that takes place entirely underwater 2018-02-08T05:02:38.127

5 What happened to the cut 44 minutes of The Magnificent Ambersons? 2016-02-27T14:51:56.850

5 Black guy dies first cliche 2016-03-01T02:10:03.750

5 What was the originator of the SEE! ... SEE! ... lines on movie posters? 2016-07-31T19:09:03.263

5 Why did the end credits in movies become a lot longer in the past decades? 2016-08-31T09:38:26.673

5 What was the first book that was split into two (or more) films? 2016-11-21T04:55:36.820

5 Why aren't UK cinema listings available more than a week in advance? 2018-02-06T09:23:25.297

4 Why were the 90's considered cynical in the US when most Hollywood output I remember seemed optimistic? 2014-06-11T15:16:16.637

4 Comparative Profitability of Genres in Movie History 2015-06-09T01:49:30.797

4 First movie remake of an original motion picture 2015-09-19T08:23:32.567

4 What is the longest time elapsed before a show got renewed while preserving main cast? 2015-10-21T16:02:21.837

4 What was the first book-to-film adaptation? 2015-12-01T21:26:09.177

4 Do any Hollywood movies star only little people? 2016-01-22T20:23:06.360

4 Is Banksy's movie "Exit Through the Gift Shop" a new (sub)genre? 2016-06-24T16:10:51.627

4 Most recent Hollywood feature film without closing credits 2016-09-29T15:44:56.310

4 Were cowboy stories popular before movies? 2017-03-10T04:28:23.273

4 Why is Universal allowed to open a theater? 2017-04-21T22:01:07.160

4 Where does the concept of a genie granting three wishes come from? 2017-07-13T14:26:05.757

3 Reasonable metric for "popularity" in movies 2014-01-04T16:20:38.473

3 Were American films ever shown in the US in foreign languages? 2017-07-13T20:03:44.947

3 First appearance of going to past (time-travel) to change the present 2017-07-17T17:10:57.547

3 Why do older films and television shows seem to have higher contrast? 2017-08-19T20:43:43.763

3 What is the term for the movie theater policy and behavior pre movie clips? 2017-09-28T23:57:06.960

3 Did Darth Vader do the first one-armed lift in the movies? 2017-10-19T22:47:44.263

2 Were old TV shows routinely sped up for some reason? 2015-07-09T21:44:29.210

2 First movie where the Bald Eagle's cry is dubbed as Red-Tailed Hawk cry? 2016-04-01T23:03:31.927

2 Why haven't clapperboards become obsolete? 2016-09-23T14:42:50.630

2 What was the first full-length film that was a musical? 2016-09-27T02:28:45.497

2 What was the first movie to have someone with a screen, guiding an agent on the field? 2017-05-07T02:05:02.080

1 Buñuel and Dalí 2015-08-17T19:46:07.360