Which was the first movie/show to use a certain characteristic or technique?

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First appearance of the walk down a black hallway with evenly spaced circles of light?

What is the first film or television show to employ this trope: character walks away down a blackened hallway with overhead light fixtures creating evenly spaced circles of light on the floor? In ...
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Is Touch of Evil (1958) the first movie to allow actors to drive vehicles?

Recently I watched the movie Touch of Evil (1958), in which Mike Vargus was really driving vehicles with a moving real background: Usually in classic movies, they put running background and the ...
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When did bombs start having fancy countdown timers?

I think that it's widely considered that bombs with cute LCD displays and timers displaying the time left, all in movies and video games, are highly unrealistic, because what evil villain wants to let ...
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First movie where the Bald Eagle's cry is dubbed as Red-Tailed Hawk cry?

As noted pretty much everywhere, the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Ieucocephalus) we hear in movies is, like most things, a result of movie magic. In real life, they should like they are chirping with ...
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What was the first martial arts movie where someone plucked out an eye?

In the Kill Bill movies, Pai Mei and The Bride each pluck out one of Elle's eyes. In Five Fingers of Death (1972), one of the characters has his eye plucked out in the same fashion. Is Five Fingers ...
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What's the first appearance of Becoming the Costume that happens on Halloween?

What's the first appearance of Becoming the Costume that happens on Halloween? Something turns people into whatever costume they are wearing.
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Why do criminals whistle after doing something?

There's an old tradition in cartoons and comedies: criminals (mostly thieves) and bullies often whistle some tunes after doing something bad or when they are likely to be detected by police or guards. ...
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First movie where you hear breathing in a helmet?

Is 2001: A Space Odyssey the first movie where you can hear somebody's breathing in a helmet? I talk about Darth Vader's type of breathing; in the case of Kubrik's movie it is breathing in a space ...
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What is the first movie where the audience believes a dream sequence is reality until the character wakes up?

In Spy Kids (2001), Gregorio Cortez almost think that he smash the big guy into windows at school & all kids claps for it. even audience view the scene what he think. But in reality, he actually ...
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Velcro as an alien technology

In many sci-fi movies like Transformers velcro is supposed to be an alien technology that human copy. Which was the first movie in which the velcro is an alien technology?
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Who was the first major character to be killed on television?

Since the invention of broadcast television programming, who was the first major character to be killed on camera?
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What was the first movie/serie to feature an actor drinking a beverage?

Some props are used better than others. Some deserve no atention whatsoever. Good or bad use of props may give certain scenes more or less credibility. This is why I find rather akward that any ...
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When was the first appearance of Born In An Elevator?

When was the first appearance of Born In An Elevator? http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BornInAnElevator