Movies in the
By: Molly Marmion
and Rachel Jungkind
Film making giants
Major film making companies were founded in
the early ’20s such as MGM, Warner
Brothers, and Columbia pictures
In the early ’20s America was the leading
producer of films in the world.
THE BIG 5
Warner Brothers Paramount RKO
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 20th century Fox
the greatest output oF Feature Films
occurred in the 1920s (about 800 Film
releases in a year) - noWadays,
production doesn't exceed 500 Films a
product of the
Early silent films
live piano or
organ music to
set the mood of
the first full
Expressionism was marked by
stylization, dark shadows and
dramatic lighting, visual story-
telling, grotesque characters,
distorted or slanted angular
shots (of streets, buildings,
etc.) and abstract sets.
Movie theatres were built, including, the
Egyptian, and the now-famous Chinese
Theater in Hollywood.
Impresario Sid Grauman established the
tradition of stars placing their prints in
cement in front of the theater.
Many of the movie theatres of
the 1920s were so grand that
people nicknamed them
quot;picture palaces.quot; Exteriors
were gaudy, and electrical
extravaganzas were held.
They were aiming to
encourage movie goers to
see movies more frequently.
In the large theatres of the 1920s ushers were
essential. Not only did they show people to
their seats, but they were charged with
handling large crowds.
To be an Usher was a desirable job
The famous film
maker, Walt Disney
began career in the
1920s starting with
which was the
The films were in
during this era.
every night. The
crash or the end
of the Great War
did not affect film