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Film in the 1920's
Transcript of Film in the 1920's
Early 1920s: Silent films evolve becoming more costly and longer
Mid-1920s: Silent films become major in entertainment
Late 1920s: Silent films transition to "Talkies" (the first films with sound)
The greatest productions of films in the US occurred in the 1920s and 1930s (generating about 800 films a year). Film and the Realm Beyond Historic Events during the 1920s:
End of the Great War (1914-1919)
The Great Depression (1929-1941)
Beginning of the Stock Market Crash (1929)
Film genres such as comedy helped America deal with the disturbing retrospection's of the War.
Provided an escape to laughter through the silver screen. Studios to the Stars As the film industry takes over the American entertainment, so do the actors and actresses.
Influential box-office stars include:
Rudolph Valentino The Film Studios After World War I, America assumed the leading position in film making provided by the eight major and minor film studios.
The Big Five:
Famous Players-Lasky (Paramount Pictures)
20th Century-Fox Studios
Studios such these provided "movie palaces," which provided an orchestra to accompany the visual effect. Clara Bow (1905-1965) By: Ryne Elvers, Jesse de Castro, and Jacob McKeon Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926) THE END Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Founded in 1927 by Douglas Fairbanks
Announced the first awards in 1929
First Best Picture:
Produced by Paramount
Starring Clara Bow and Gary Cooper
One of the only silent films to receive the "Best Picture" award Known as the Tramp as portrayed in "The Kid" (1921)
Gave rise to the popularity of comedy
Earned an Academy Award "for versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing, and producing" in "The Circus" (1928). One of the outstanding male attractions in the 1920s
Named the "Latin Lover"
Breakthrough film: "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"(1921)
Film with most success: "The Son of the Sheik"
Died at the age of 31 Known as "The It Girl"
One of the many women to expose the "Flapper Girl" concept
Breakthrough film: "It" (1927)
Proved controversial, implying more than the physical attraction of the flapper
Became the highest paid movie star in 1928
Introductions to the "Talkies" "It is rather futile to analyze flappers. They are just girls, all sorts of girls, their one common trait being that they are young things with a tremendous talent for living.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald~ Summary of the Film Age After the Great War, technologies from silent film to talkies helped the film industry rise to power with success that is present to this day.
Because of the stable foundation within the studios, the entertainment industry created a way for America to escape reality through the silver screen.
Stars of the silver screen gained popularity while exposing enticing genres, fashion, and the latest technologies.