Please help me to make what I think is a great movie collection. I want to make a collection that lists in chronological order the movies that made a mark in movie technology.
This is my list so far:
Steamboat Willie (1928) (first cartoon synchronised with sound)
King Kong (1933)
Flash Gordon (1936)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) (first full length animation)
Jason and the Argonauts (1963) (first stop motion?)
Star Wars (1977)
The Last Starfighter (Maybe)(1984)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Terminator 2 (1991)
Toy Story (1995)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Maybe) (2000)
Final Fantasy (2001)
I hope that I don’t have to explain why these are on the list. They should speak for themselves. But if you think one of these doesn’t belong on the list then by all means, please tell me what is wrong with it. I can see dropping The Last Starfighter. I seem to remember it being the first to do “something” (don’t remember what) with cgi. But then there’s Tron. I started dreaming about this list a long time ago and Starfighter was on it from the beginning.
I know that I’m missing a whole lot, like Anime, Horror, Westerns, and Indies. And my movie knowledge isn’t what it could be. I am obviously missing some VERY important early classics. And naturally there are some MAJOR early works I don’t have access to. For example Thomas Edison’s sneezing movie. But I’ll keep a slot open for them. Maybe I can record them from TV one day.
So what movies should I add to my “Evolution of Movies” Collection and why do you think it should be on the list? Let me give you an example of what I am looking for. What was the first movie to use HUGE amounts of extras like in a crowd scene. This was a major step in movie making history. This is the kind of example I am looking for.
Here are some ideas for you to think about.
First movie with sound
First color movie
First animation (non-live action) movie that used SOME cgi. (Beauty & the Beast?)
First “Bad” movie that was supposed to be bad. Not really technology, but I might add it just for fun.