Silence to Sound
Tone to Colour

The history of movies can be traced back to the late 19th century when inventors such as Thomas Edison and the Lumière brothers developed ways to capture and project moving pictures. Their early films were short, silent clips depicting everyday scenes, such as workers leaving a factory or a train arriving at a station.


The first feature-length film, The Story of the Kelly Gang, was made in Australia in 1906. The film industry quickly expanded to other countries, with Hollywood emerging as a major hub for movie production in the 1920s.

The introduction of sound in the late 1920s ushered in a new era of filmmaking, with talkies such as The Jazz Singer and Gone with the Wind becoming instant classics. The 1950s and 60s saw the rise of epic productions and cinematic genres such as sci-fi, musicals, and westerns.

The emergence of home video in the 1980s and internet streaming services in the 21st century has transformed the way people watch movies, allowing for greater access and convenience. However, the movie theater experience remains popular, with blockbusters and independent films alike drawing in audiences worldwide.

Throughout its history, movies have reflected and influenced societal trends, capturing stories that range from the fantastical to the mundane. From silent films to 3D epics, movies continue to captivate audiences and inspire generations of filmmakers.