The Movie Timeline - here's looking at movies, kid
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Keep your submissions for the Timeline coming! Lots of new films out now to add, so please add some dates when you come back from your multiplex these coming months... If you're new to the site, The Movie Timeline is the history of everything, taken from 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...
NEWS! We have a Twitter account. Follow @MovieTimeline. You'll then be treated to at least one 'event' a day from the world of movie history - some'll be real world stuff, some'll be the world of fict.
MORE NEWS! We have a podcast - it's called Movie Banter and also encompasses our sister sites ruinedendings.com and moviemistakes.com. It's simply myself and Jon Sandys of moviemistakes.com reviewing, previewing and generally arguing about current film releases. Listen here. Or find us on itunes, where you can also review us. That'd be nice. Do recommend it to others - we're new and need the love.
So, this is a mammoth task only limited by the history of cinema, and so your help will be invaluable in making this probably quite pointless but joyously trivial timeline complete. You can reach me with comments by clicking Submit and leaving the film name and details blank - just put your message in the main submissions box.
Today in movie history...
1818: 30th July: Emily Bronte is born. (Thornton. Yorkshire, England - Devotion)
1956: Monday 30th July: Sherman tells reporters that the U.S. is seeking joint action in regards to the U.N. blockade to China being pushed. (Offspring)
1966: Saturday 30th July: England beat West Germany in the FIFA World Cup Final. (Wembley Stadium, London - Sixty Six)
1969: Wednesday 30th July: U.S. President Nixon visits South Vietnam. (Nixon)
1975: Wednesday 30th July: Jimmy Hoffa disappears. (Bloomfield Hills, MI - Hoffa)
1985: Tuesday 30th July: Glenn and Julia go on a double-date with Robbie and Holly. Holly finds out that Robbie likes Julia. (Richfield, New Jersey - The Wedding Singer)
1991: Tuesday 30th July: Harry Potter draws a birthday cake in sand and writes "Happy Birthday Harry". (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)
2002: Tuesday 30th July: The Oakland Athletics trade Marshall McDougall to the Cleveland Indians for Ricardo Rincon. (Moneyball)
2008: Wednesday 30th July: An article says, "Drug Bust Nets $115K in Euclid Street Home". (Super)
2010: Friday 30th July: Rachel meets up with Ethan. (London, England - Something Borrowed)
2010: Friday 30th July: William Clement's driver's license is issued. (Kinburn, Wisconsin - Source Code)
2011: Saturday 30th July: A conversation between Rick and Fred at Ed's house causes Maggie to give Rick a hall pass. (Providence, Rhode Island - Hall Pass)
2013: Tuesday 30th July: William Clement's driver's license expires. (Wisconsin - Source Code)
Here are a few recent films we've put in their chronological place...
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...
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