1902 in film
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The year 1902 in film involved some significant events.
- March 10 - Circuit Court's decision disallows Thomas Edison from having a monopoly on motion picture technology.
- April 2 - Thomas Lincoln Tally opens the Electric Theater, the first permanent movie theater, in Los Angeles. Tally co-founded the First National Exhibitors Circuit in 1917.
- August 9 - Georges Méliès' film The Coronation of Edward VII (a staged simulation with inserted actuality footage) is first shown in London on the evening of the Coronation itself.
- September 1 - Georges Méliès releases the film A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune), which in one scene features the animated human face of the moon being struck in the eye by a rocket.
- William Wardell invents an 11 mm amateur film format, Vitak.
Films released in 1902
- Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, directed by Ferdinand Zecca, hand-tinted (in 1905) by Segundo de Chomón
- Bradford Coronation Procession, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- Burnley v. Manchester United, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon. This film shows Manchester United playing in their very first Football (Soccer) season. May be the first moving picture images of the Manchester United Club ever recorded.
- Bluebeard, directed by Georges Melies
- Comic Pictures In High Street, West Bromwich, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- The Coronation of Edward VII
- Dewsbury v. Manningham, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- Electric Tram Rides from Forster Square, Bradford, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- Employees Leaving Storey's Moor Lane Mill, Lancaster, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- The Great Local Derby: Accrington v. Church, Cricket Match, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Edwin S. Porter
- Leeds Athletic And Cycling Club Carnival, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- Lieutenant Clive Wilson And The Tranby Croft Party, Hull, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- Living Wigan, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- Quo Vadis?, directed by Lucien Nonguet and Ferdinand Zecca
- Sheffield United v. Bury, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- Snow White
- Street Scenes In Halifax, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- Tram Ride Into Halifax, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- A Trip to the Moon, directed by Georges Melies
- Wexford Bull Ring, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- Workers Leaving The Jute Works, Barrow, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- Working Rotary Snow Plows, produced by Edison Studios
- Le Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les géants
|Month||Day||Name||Profession||Year of death|
|April||1||Mary Miles Minter|
|10||David O. Selznick||producer||1965|
|30||Stepin Fetchit||actor, dancer||1985|
|June||1||Walter Plunkett||costume designer||1982|
|22||Marguerite De La Motte||actress||1950|
|18||Dimitar Panov||actor, director||1985|
|September||5||Darryl F. Zanuck||producer, screenwriter, director||1979|
|October||5||Larry Fine||actor, comedian, member of The Three Stooges||1975|
|19||Ralph Richardson||prolific stage and screen actor||1983|