Movies in the
Roaring ’20s
   By: Molly Marmion
  and Rachel Jungkind
Objectives:
Film making giants
                     silent Films
synchronized sound
                     Jazz singer
expre...
Filmmaking Giants
Major film making companies were founded in
         the early ’20s such as MGM, Warner
          Brothe...
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 does...
silent films
were the
predominant
product of the
film industry
synchronized sound
Early silent films
were often
accompanied by
live piano or
organ music to
set the mood of
the scene.
This was
the first full
movie ever
filmed with
sound.
Expressionism
Expressionism was marked by
stylization, dark shadows and
dramatic lighting, visual story-
telling, grotesqu...
Movie theatres were built, including, the
Egyptian, and the now-famous Chinese
Theater in Hollywood.
Impresario Sid Grauma...
Movie Theaters

Many of the movie theatres of
the 1920s were so grand that
people nicknamed them
quot;picture palaces.quot...
In the large theatres of the 1920s ushers were
essential. Not only did they show people to
their seats, but they were char...
Walt Disney
The famous film
maker, Walt Disney
began career in the
1920s starting with
Steamboat Willie
which was the
prem...
The films were in
major demand
during this era.
Silent theaters
where packed
every night. The
stock market
crash or the en...
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Movies In The Roaring ’20s

  1. 1. Movies in the Roaring ’20s By: Molly Marmion and Rachel Jungkind
  2. 2. Objectives: Film making giants silent Films synchronized sound Jazz singer expressionism movie theatres ushers Walt disney
  3. 3. Filmmaking 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.
  4. 4. THE BIG 5 Warner Brothers Paramount RKO Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 20th century Fox
  5. 5. 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 year.
  6. 6. silent films were the predominant product of the film industry
  7. 7. synchronized sound Early silent films were often accompanied by live piano or organ music to set the mood of the scene.
  8. 8. This was the first full movie ever filmed with sound.
  9. 9. Expressionism 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Movie Theaters 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.
  12. 12. 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 
  13. 13. Walt Disney The famous film maker, Walt Disney began career in the 1920s starting with Steamboat Willie which was the premier of America’s favorite mouse! MICKEY!
  14. 14. The films were in major demand during this era. Silent theaters where packed every night. The stock market crash or the end of the Great War did not affect film theaters and studios.
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