Day 2: The Roaring 20’s (The 1920s)
Activity 1: Popular Culture – c
The 1920s saw a massive surge in the number of people going to the movies. Huge new cinemas were built in both Auckland (The Civic Theatre) and Dunedin (Empire De Luxe). The most popular type of movies showing at local NZ cinemas were ‘silent’ films. Gold Rush is an example of an iconic silent film. It features a famous actor named Charlie Chaplin.
Watch the trailer for Gold Rush. On your blog, tell us what you think the movie is about. There are no words spoken movie so you will need to pay careful attention to what the actors are doing! Do you think you would enjoy watching a silent film? Why/Why not?
i wasn't able to watch the trailer of gold rush but i think it would of been a great trailer.so since i wasn't able to watch the trailer i searched it up on google and here is what i found about the movie gold rush. it is a classic comedy about the little tramp (charlie caplin) who went north to join in the Klondike gold rushTrapped in a small cabin by a blizzard.
to be honest i think i woulden't enjoy a silent movie because people don't talk and i'm used to hearing people talk in movies and also because it would be kind of weird for me.
Activity 2: Art Deco
In the 1920s a new artistic movement emerged in New Zealand (and around the world). It was called ‘Art Deco.’ The picture to the right is a classic example of an ‘Art Deco’ piece. Take a close look at the painting. Do you like it?
On your blog, give the painting a rating out of 5 stars (1 star = terrible painting, 2 stars = pretty bad painting, 3 stars = okay painting, 4 stars = good painting and 5 stars = amazing painting). After you’ve rated the painting out of 5, tell us why you gave it that rating.
Right: Self Portrait By Tamara de Lempicka
5 out of 5 stars>
I gave this painting 5 stars rating because i think it is pretty good and i like how shes painted in a car. also because it has fine detail,it is really outstanding with the details , the lady look beautifull and everything thing in this painting is amazing. i think this painting is outstandng and beautifull.