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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 ons, 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
, an adaptation of the duel scene, with French actress Hamlet Sarah Bernhardt playing the title rôle ( sic.) and accompanying recorded sound. Making of the first film to feature the detective character
Sherlock Holmes, , by the Sherlock Holmes Baffled American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Notable films released in 1900 [ edit ]
, a documentary directed by Army Life Robert W. Paul on the training techniques of British soldiers. Most of it is currently lost. It was one of the oldest proto- feature films (20 short-films that when combined could have been seen as a feature film. Combined together it was originally over an hour in length, and over two hours when combined with a lecture and slides.).
, directed by Attack on a China Mission James Williamson.
, directed by As Seen Through a Telescope George Albert Smith. May be the first example of editing between medium and close-up shots in cinema.
, directed by Automobile Parade William 'Daddy' Paley.
, directed by The Beggar's Deceit Cecil Hepworth.
, directed by Danse Serpentine (In A Lion's Cage) Alice Guy.
, directed by The Enchanted Drawing J. Stuart Blackton.
, directed by Explosion of a Motor Car Cecil Hepworth.
, directed by Going to Bed Under Difficulties Georges Méliès; possibly contains the first "Infinite Clothing" trick.
, directed by Grandma's Reading Glass George Albert Smith. One of the earliest examples of editing between medium and close-up shots in cinema.
, directed by How He Missed His Train Georges Méliès.
, directed by How It Feels to Be Run Over Cecil Hepworth.
, directed by Joan of Arc Georges Méliès.
, The (New) Kiss remake from The Edison Studios of their popular (and controversial) 1896 film.
, produced by Ladies' Skirt Nailed to a Fence Bamforth & Co Ltd.
, directed by Let Me Dream Again George Albert Smith. May be the first attempt at a dissolve between 2 shots in cinema.
, directed by Le village de Namo - Panorama pris d'une chaise à porteurs Gabriel Veyre.
, produced by Messrs Lumb And Co., Leaving The Works, Huddersfield Mitchell and Kenyon.
, directed by Eine moderne Jungfrau von Orléans Max Skladanowsky.
, directed by The One-Man Band Georges Méliès. One of the earliest use of multiple exposures in cinema (In this film, 7 exposures).
, starring Reproduction of the McGovern and Dixon Fight Terry McGovern and George Dixon.
, produced by Rough Sea Bamforth & Co Ltd.
, directed by Sherlock Holmes Baffled Arthur Marvin.
, produced by 20,000 Employees Entering Lord Armstrong's Elswick Works, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Mitchell and Kenyon.
, directed by The Two Blind Men Georges Méliès.
, directed by Solser en Hesse M.H. Laddé.