11 Ideas That Changed Film

05/11/2012 08:55 pm ET

Color. Sound. Multiplexes. Artificial Lighting. The ever-changing history of film is a story of the intersection between culture and technology from the past 200 years.

It's told in an entertaining and impeccably researched fashion by David Parkinson, whose new book "100 Ideas That Changed Film" (Laurence King, $29.95) reveals such tidbits as what was probably the first-ever movie sequel (DW Griffith's His Trust Fulfilled, 1911) and how the ape's cry in the 1933 version of King Kong was created (a lion's roar played backward at half speed).

Here's a selection of 11 big ideas from the book, all of which completely alter how we watch the movies.

From '100 Ideas That Changed Film'

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