Movies are amazing. They take us on exciting adventures and transport us to foreign words and distant lands. They make us laugh, cry, and cheer. Whether you prefer comedies, dramas, sci-fi, or animated flicks, there are a few titles that created the foundation for all future films. They changed the game and transformed the industry. Here are five that made a lasting impact.
The Wizard of Oz
I'll admit it... I'm a Broadway baby at heart, and I just love the merry music and delightful dancing in this amazing movie. But the truth of the matter is, despite my theatrical bias, The Wizard of Oz was one of the first movies to fully utilize color. The film is so bright and visually beautiful. The yellow brick road? Ruby red slippers? Can you imagine those in black and white? Impossible!
Beauty and the Beast
Okay, don't make fun of me. Disney makes unbelievable animated films. And this one really did change the industry. How? It was the first animated movie to ever get nominated for best feature film at the Oscars. Cartoons suddenly were being taken seriously.
The CG technology used in this film was the first of its kind. Those dinosaurs looked real and terrifying. And Jurassic Park arguably laid the foundation for more incredible films using cutting-edge technology and raising the bar on what is possible on the silver screen.
Remember when this movie came out? It was huge. And so was the budget. In fact it was one of the biggest budgets ever spent on a feature film. But it paid off in the end. It was one of the largest grossing films ever.
I can't even begin to understand the technology employed in this epic film. And once again, kudos to you James Cameron. The amazing CG effects and 3D features are truly unparalleled. It's no wonder it won best feature film at the Academy Awards.
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