Color motion pictures appeared almost from the very beginning. Thomas Edison experimented with a hand-tinting process in his films.
In America the slang expression “movie” began to get circulation in newspaper comic strips in 1909, and within a year it was well on its way to nationwide usage.
Thomas Edison's production company filmed the first death scene in 1895. The film was intended to be shown in Edison's Kinetoscope.
Why the original 4:3 aspect ratio was chosen from the very earliest stage of motion picture development remains something of a puzzle. Although the 4:3 ratio had been used often for 19th Century...
By 1935, 85% of American motion picture theaters were programming double features, including the big budget "A" movie and shorter "B" movie.
A term coined by French film critics, the "classic period" of Film Noir was an extremely important one in American film history.