The Movie Timeline - of all the movie timelines on all the net, you walked into this one


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Welcome. Yes, the coding is gleefully retro here - who knew that websites could look "so 1998". But here we focus our geekery elsewhere: on movies, and more specifically, on the chronology of all movies, pasted together in a big list. Keep your submissions coming in! You make this. The list runs on one simple premise: that everything you see in the movies is true - the real mixes with the fictitious, so long as it's reported in a movie somewhere. So do join in - the above left links should help you Submit the event from the film you'd like, although do a Search first - we may well have it already!

NEWS! We have a Twitter account. Follow @MovieTimeline. You'll then be treated to one 'event' a day from the world of movie history - some'll be real world stuff, some'll be the world of fiction.

I recently blogged about my personally handpicked journey through history in 100 movies. Do click and read. It's in 3 parts, so click on the links at the bottom after part 1.

Today in movie history...

1892: 7th December: Vito Andolini (to become Don Corleone) born, according to his children's conversation. (The Godfather: Part II)

1941: Sunday 7th December: Michael Corleone enlists in the Marines. (The Godfather: Part II)

1941: Sunday 7th December: Navy boys enjoy the bright Hawiian sun when all of a sudden the jets come flying in high and fast. (Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)

1941: Sunday 7th December: The Naval and Air Forces of the Empire of Japan attack the United States of America. (Pearl Harbor)

1941: Sunday 7th December: During the Pearl Harbor attack Rafe and Danny are flying P-40's "Warhawks" and manage to shoot 5 Japanese aircraft down. (Pearl Harbor - Tora! Tora! Tora!)

1963: Saturday 7th December: The Beatles perform at Odeon. (Liverpool, England - In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

1972: Thursday 7th December: Apollo 17, the final official lunar mission, lands on the Moon. (Apollo 18)

1975: Sunday 7th December: Veterans Stadium: The Cincinatti Bengals maul the hapless Eagles, 31-0. (Philadelphia, Pa. - Invincible)

1980: Sunday 7th December: Mark Chapman hears two homosexual men in the hotel room next to his and spends the night with a prostitute. (New York City, New York - Chapter 27)

1980: Sunday 7th December: Mark Chapman spends the night with a prostitute. (New York City, New York - The Killing of John Lennon)

1980: Sunday 7th December: Punk singer Darby Crash of The Germs deliberately injects himself with a lethal dose of heroin. Friends and bandmates learn about his death the following day. (Los Angeles, California - What We Do Is Secret)

1997: Sunday 7th December: Martin Asher kills someone. (Taking Lives)

2008: Sunday 7th December: Mr. Fox and Kylie steal from Boggis' chicken farm. (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

2010: Tuesday 7th December: Jill is knocked out when she spins a wheel. (Los Angeles, California - Jack and Jill)

2012: Friday 7th December: Debbie tries to have sex with Pete, who is not in the mood. Sadie says that Charlotte is gross. Charlotte writes an apology. (Los Angeles, California - This Is 40)

Here are a few recent films we've put in their chronological place...

Bridesmaids
Tintin
Captain America
Hugo
Moneyball
The Woman In Black
Sherlock Holmes
The King's Speech
Friends With Benefits
...as well as many others.

You can explore the dates on the left-hand bar to see discover...

When Harry Met Sally - that'll be 1977.
The Day The Bubble Burst - it was a Tuesday.
The Day The Earth Stood Still - that was a Wednesday.
Employee of the Month - that month was November 2006.
Hogwarts was founded just 61 years after King Arthur sought the Holy Grail by storming a castle with a large wooden rabbit.

Plus the coincidences, for instance...

- Gangs of New York's Amsterdam Vallon was killing Butcher Bill, down the road Abraham Lincoln was being kidnapped by Bill & Ted...
- Lucky Al Capone - he was sent to Alcatraz by Eliot Ness just in time to miss King Kong rampaging around New York...
- Andy Dufresne was wrongly sentenced to Shawshank a few short months before someone else was framed - Roger Rabbit...

Submit your own historical event from a movie (not TV - yet) by clicking here. It can be a real event (eg. the sinking of the Titanic) or a far-from-real event (eg. Marty McFly attending his parents' school dance) - so long as it's found in a film. It must be a verifiable date - whether a year subtitled at the start ("1941, France..."), a visible clue in the film (character picks up a newspaper), or some historical backdrop (From Hell's Jack The Ripper). If you know what year a movie is set in, let me know.

Thanks for linking to us and please continue to plug us on your journeys round the net. For now please ignore the crappy straightforward appearance - explore the information and trivia, have some fun with it - it really is a very simple idea. But it needs your help!

In the beginning... God created the heavens and the earth (The Bible)

Shortly after the beginning... God subcontracts the fjords to Slartibartfast, a planetary construction engineer from Magrathea (The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy)

26,000,000,000BC Los Angeles (and everywhere else) - The Earth's crust begins to harden (Adaptation)

A long time ago... Luke Skywalker and Han Solo lead a rebellion against the evil empire(Star Wars)

1 zillion BC October 9: Cavemen discover fire, and the joys of eating dinosaur egg (Caveman, 1981)

From this point on the dates get more sensible - begin the timeline...

Some other sites you may like...

The Movie Timeline twitter feed. Do follow.

Movie Banter - our podcast 'n' blog

My site as a stand-up, with gig guides, cv, etc

My twitter feed. Do follow.

Ruined Endings (plots and endings of all the best films. And some bad ones.)

Movie Mistakes

And unaffiliated, but friendly sites...

Watchmovies.com - Watch Movies Online

Blinkbox.com - Watch Free Movies Online

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