Posted : 5 years ago

David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader’s lines, and didn’t know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.

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Posted : 7 years ago

US citizens watch the most TV. By age 65, an American would have watched the equivalent of 9 years uninterrupted screening, viewing more than 20,000 TV commercials per year.

Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, created Tom and Jerry in 1939.

About 80% of VCRs are made by Japanese companies.

In “Father of the Bride”, Annie and Bryan marry on January 6. But in the opening montage of “Father of the Bride 2” there is a framed invitation of their wedding which states that they were married on October 9.

The first pop video was Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, released in 1975.

Posted : 7 years ago

The first movie to use sound was “The Jazz Singer,” released in 1927: the first words, spoken by Al Jolson, were: “Wait a minute, you ain’t heard nothing yet.”

The video recording machine was invented by the Ampex corporation of California in 1956. The first video recorder, the Ampex VR1000, stood 1,1 m (3 ft 3 in) high and weighed as much as a small car: 665 kg (1,466 lb).

In 1937 Disney won a special Oscar for the first full-length animation: “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” More Oscar fast facts

The first daily broadcast was started by the BBC in November 1936.

The first porn movie was the 1908 Fench film al’Ecu d’or oula bonne auberge.

Posted : 7 years ago

China has the most TV sets (300 million).

The world’s first TV news helicopter was introduced by KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles on 4 July 1958.

In 1919, 18-year-old Walt Disney teamed up with Ub Iwerks, to produce a series of cartoons entitled “Alice in Cartoonland.”

The home video recorder was introduced in 1972 by Philips of the Netherlands.

About one quarter of movie videos sold are animations.

Posted : 8 years ago

The first movie to use sound was “The Jazz Singer,” released in 1927: the first words, spoken by Al Jolson, were: “Wait a minute, you ain’t heard nothing yet.”

The video recording machine was invented by the Ampex corporation of California in 1956. The first video recorder, the Ampex VR1000, stood 1,1 m (3 ft 3 in) high and weighed as much as a small car: 665 kg (1,466 lb).

In 1937 Disney won a special Oscar for the first full-length animation: “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” More Oscar fast facts

The first daily broadcast was started by the BBC in November 1936.

The first porn movie was the 1908 Fench film al’Ecu d’or oula bonne auberge.

Posted : 8 years ago

In the US there are more TV sets than telephones.

In the 1926 film version of Don Juan actor Lionel Barrymore set the record for the most kisses ever in a single film. Barrymore embraced Mary Astor and Estelle Taylor 127 times.

In Terminator 2 – Judgement Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger received a salary of $15 million; the 700 words he spoke translates to $21,429 per word. “Hasta la vista, baby” thus cost $85,716.

The first TV interview was made with Irish actress Peggy O’Neil in April 1930.

The Walt Disney company was founded in 1923, and in 1927 Walt came up with the idea for an animated mouse called Mortimer Mouse. His wife Lillian convinced him to change it to Mickey Mouse.

Posted : 8 years ago

The first fax process was patented in 1843.

The first electronic mail, or “email”, was sent in 1972 by Ray Tomlinson. It was also his idea to use the @ sign to separate the name of the user from the name of the computer.

Charles Macintosh invented the waterproof coat, the Mackintosh, in 1823.

Thomas Edison filed 1,093 patents, including those for the light bulb, electric railways and the movie camera. When he died in 1931, he held 34 patents for the telephone, 141 for batteries, 150 for the telegraph and 389 patents for electric light and power.

The first neon sign was made in 1923 for a Packard dealership.