The Official "First Time we saw that in a movie" Thread

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  1. Fred Bang

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    Not sure if it's done before, but didn't find anything on the forum.

    i think it would be fun (and informative) to start a thread where something was new or inventive or before it's time in a movie.

    Let me start:


    - Psycho: First Time we saw a toilet bowl flush.

    - Willow: First time we saw a morph effect

    (an easy one: )
    - The Jazz Singer: First talking picture

    Anyway, you get the idea. Here are some ideas for which I don't know the answer: First murder? First sex scene? First "f*ck" swearing, First Interracial kiss? etc.
     
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    First use of holograms / holograph technology: "Logan's Run," 1976.
     
  3. Jean D

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    Wondering if this is even right but here goes.

    First time a main actor died while shooting a film, and with CG they completed the movie.


    The Crow

    side note: I also think it had the first good selling soundtrack that let record companies know they can put well known bands on a soundtrack and it would sell.
     
  4. Fred Bang

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    First use of CGI: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (82) (the genesis sequence).

    (I think I've heard that in the commentaries)

    First movie where we see ceilings: Citizen Kane (41). Before that, the ceilings were used to hide sound equipement.

    First use of "Universal Focus": Citizen Kane also.
     
  5. chris winters

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    didnt return of the jedi and tron come before wrath of khan? both had some CGI in them, as well.

    I have some questions, but unfortunately not the answers [​IMG]

    first rated R movie?

    first movie to come to mass market home video?

    first movie to show swearing, and or nudity on public broadcast networks?

    First movie to have the 2 stoner/valley/surfer kids embark on a wild adventure for hijinks -i.e. bill and teds excellent adventure, beavus and butthead, jay and silent bob etc...

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    Star Trek II Release Date: June 4, 1982
    Tron Release Date: July 9, 1982
    Return of the Jedi Release Date: May 25, 1983
     
  7. Craig S

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    I think the answer here is Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Back in the early 80s, if you wanted to buy a movie on VHS (yes, a P&S mono VHS tape), you had to pay $80 or so. Raiders was released at what was then a groundbreaking price of $40, and was aggressively advertised. I even remember it being the first video sold in Sound Warehouse, the record store I used to haunt. If Raiders wasn't the first, it was ONE of the first.
     
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    The first one that resembles modern pricing was Top Gun in 1986, which was available at an unprecedented $17 I think. It is also famous ofr being the first video with a commercial (that terrible Pepsi ad) before the film.

    I remember, because my dad was so excited [​IMG]

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    The matrix: FIRST BULLET-TIME EFFECT!!!
     
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    Wasn't it E.T. The Extraterrestrial???
     
  12. Fred Bang

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    First use of the "Wilhelm" scream : Distant Drums (51)
     
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    The first sell-through VHS was actually Star Trek II-The Wrath of Khan for $40.
     
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    I knew if it wasn't Raiders it was ST2. But didn't Raiders (a 1981 film) come out on VHS before ST2 (a 1982 film)??

    E.T. was an early one as well.
     
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    IMDB trivia entries claim that this 1967 movie, I'll Never Forget What's'isname, marked the first cinematic use of the F-bomb, from a character played by Marianne Faithfull. A film version of James Joyce's Ulysses, which was also out in '67, is apparently another contender for this bit of trivia.

    Both of those movies were British productions, so I believe the first major Hollywood movie to use it was MASH, during the football game.
     
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    The trench simulation portion of the pilot briefing in the original Star Wars (77) was a computer graphic.

    Didn't Gregg Toland use deep focus on a film or two before Citize Kane?

    First (brief) example of letterbox on home video: Opening credits on Fellini's CASANOVA Disc-O-Vision laserdisc.

    First fully letterboxed home video: Was it MANHATTAN?

    First 3-D film: Arch Oboler's BWANA DEVIL

    First primitive use of multi-channel sound: Stereo version of Abel Gance's NAPOLEON (1935) followed by Disney's FANTASIA

    First modern use of surround sound: THIS IS CINERAMA (also first modern widescreen film)

    First Technicolor film: BECKY SHARP
     
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    The original GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY featured several murders. Is there anything earlier?



    First feature film: QUO VADIS (1912) (also first "epic")
     
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    I think this is correct.
     
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    Alright, what was the first mainstream (non-porn) movie to feature nudity, and who did the honors?
     
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    Hedy Lamarr in ECSTASY (1932)
     

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