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1920's Arts and Movies
Transcript of 1920's Arts and Movies
A. Y. Jackson
J. E. H. MacDonald
Frederick Varley 1920's Arts and Movies Movies Canada's main source of entertainment at the time were cinemas
In the 1920s the types of movies that were screened were Silent movies in black and white.
Although it was a silent movie live music would be played in the theater and the instrument they would use would be a piano. By the end of the 1920's there were 900 Cinemas across Canada.
The first movies theaters were called nickelodeons.
Many Canadian made films were not very popular because they had to compete with Hollywood superior business skills.
A great number films were set in Canada because of the beautiful Locations we have in our Country.
From 1922-1923 over 65 Hollywood movies were set in Canada. Like today there was censorship in the 1920s and they were more conservative at that time than were are today.
The action of removing things unsuitable for the general public was called Provincial censorship
When Provincial Censorship took place the types of things that would be removed would be:
Man and women living together before marriage
Women not being dressed properly (by the 1920s standard) However only 2 percent of movies screened were rejected Art The Group of Seven called themselves The Group of seven in 1920. They are are also known as Algonquin School. The Group of Seven wanted Canadians to stop looking at art from Europe for inspiration. The Group of Seven often painted landscape pictures of the different environments in Canada. Many people often thought that the Canadian wilderness was too rugged to be painted. Random Fact: Picasso is also known for the co-invention of collage Emily Carr was often associated with the group of seven. Often The Group of Seven would use thick paint to capture the sunlight in their pictures. More about Movies ^_^, the people involved in making them, and some facts A lot of Canadian actors and actress went to America because there were more acting opportunities there and at that time the United States of America had a strong influence in art the art of film over most countries. The Warner Brothers and Louis B Mayer were raised in Canada Canadian actress Mary Pickford was known as "Americas sweetheart" even though she was born in Toronto Ontario. Charlie Chaplin’s movies and characters appealed to the lower and working class of the time. One of Charlie Chaplin’s most famous movies is The Gold Rush. This movie had a big influence on what comedy is today. Even though most of his movies were slapstick comedy, his films were still able to evoke pity or sadness from the viewer during his movies at one point. Another thing by Charlie Chaplin that strongly influenced Canadian media and the artists at that time was his character named Tramp. Charlie alongside Mary co-founded United Artists Film studio Extra Facts That We Think Should Be Known The gender that took over Hollywood were woman
Ernest Shipman was a movie producer that was born in Quebec. His hit movies were "Cameron of the Royal Mounted" and "The Man from Glenary.
Flappers were a type of women who encouraged other women to be rebellious by wearing revealing clothes, bobbed hair etc.