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    America Compared Americans, Europeans, And The Movies America Compared Americans, Europeans, And The Movies Presentation Transcript

    • Jose M Cantera History 141 Arguello 5/6/2009
    • Americans, Europeans, and the Movies
      • During the 1920’s there was a revolution in middle class America towards attitudes.
      • America was fueled by postwar prosperity prohibition, sexual attitudes, and the automobile.
      • Soon flappers and speakeasies began to arise. People went less to church and there were more divorces.
      • The roaring twenties were the years in which the transition of cultural customs took place.
      • Their were some who were concerned about culture moving away from Victorian habits.
      • Their was a revival of the Ku Klux Kan and others who said that America was moving away from being a protestant country.
      • They even aimed to censor a media outlet that influenced free thinking. The movies allowed filmmakers to express new ideas.
    • Americans, Europeans, and the Movies
      • A lot of people agreed that movies were an effective outlet to getting rid of middle class manners from the Victorian era.
      • millions of young adults both woman and men went to the movie theaters to see revolutionary concepts on the big screen.
      • To people the new concepts that were being advertised on movies was something to gasp about.
      • Young people soon began to follow and mimic what they saw on screen. They began to drink, smoke, dress, flirt, and behave how what they saw in movies.
      • This , however was somewhat limited to the white middle class while being opposed by conservatives.
      • Some people were eager to change their behavioral habits while still wanting to preserve old ones.
      • Public perception soon was emphasized on the movie material.
    • Americans, Europeans, and the Movies
      • Sklar believed that is was more of the silent comedy films than the drama that influenced middle class America.
      • Sklar soon realized that European filmgoers were more interested and understand them more than Americans.
      • Americans went to the movies to witness the European passion while Europeans went to the movies to experience American comedy and action.
      • Through Sklar films began to portray the cultural background of certain people that the movies were about.
      • Stereotypes soon began to arise about certain people.
      • Films also began to depict culture and behavior as well as public opinion during their perspective eras.
      • The movies were able to become an international medium of entertainment.
      • New culture began to arise from movies as they depicted new behavior.
      • Soon other nations followed in the film industry further influencing the culture in their own countries.