Landmarks in Movie History



The movies have been described as the greatest invention for happiness in history! Perhaps that is a bit strong, but they have changed the world we live in. The movies began in the last years of the 19th century, and were a step on from the invention of photography. The French took the lead and through their first films the Lumiere Brothers earned their place in history. The First World War caused European film-makers to surrender the lead to America, and the Hollywood story had begun. The lecture includes clips from the earliest films made, and goes through the silent era and the birth of talkies, and the invention of colour. Here are all the wonderful films of the golden age of the movies and by the end there will not be a dry eye in the house! This talk lasts about 90 minutes and is illustrated by many famous movie clips.