1900 in film
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|List of years in film (table)|
|... 1890 . 1891 . 1892 . 1893 . 1894 . 1895 . 1896 ...
1897 1898 1899 -1900- 1901 1902 1903
... 1904 . 1905 . 1906 . 1907 . 1908 . 1909 . 1910 ...
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|Years in film|
The year 1900 in film involved some significant events.
- Reulos, Goudeau & Co. invent Mirographe, a 21 mm amateur format.
- The Lumière Brothers premiere their new Lumiere Wide format for the 1900 World Fair. At 75 mm wide, it has held the record for over 100 years as the widest format yet developed.
- Raoul Grimoin-Sanson also creates a sensation at the 1900 World Fair with his multi-projector Cinéorama spectacle, which uses ten 70 mm projectors to create a simulated 360-degree balloon ride over Paris. The exhibit is closed before it formally opens, however, due to legitimate health and safety concerns regarding the heat of the combined projectors and the highly flammable nitrate film.
- W. C. Hughes redesigns the 17.5 mm format to have smaller perforations, and releases the format as La Petite.
- Gaumont-Demeny release their own 15 mm amateur format, Pocket Chrono.
- Release of the first film version of Hamlet, an adaptation of the duel scene, with French actress Sarah Bernhardt playing the title rôle (sic.) and accompanying recorded sound.
- Making of the first film to feature the detective character Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes Baffled, by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Films released in 1900
|Month||Day||Name||Profession||Year of death|
|22||Luis Buñuel||screenwriter, director||1983|
- November 22 - Arthur Sullivan, producer of musicals, half of the team of Gilbert and Sullivan
- November 30 - Oscar Wilde, playwright whose works were made into films