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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Week Two:Period of Change


Activity 1: Popular Culture – The Silent Movie
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 and The Lion's Cage are examples of iconic silent films. They feature a famous actor named Charlie Chaplin.
I really think the lion cage was not bad it was joyful when he got himself trap.I love the background music.

Watch the trailer for Gold Rush or The Lion's Cage. 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?

1 comment:

  1. Kia Ora Hazel,

    You have made a great start to completing this post. So I can give you full points, can you tell us why you would or wouldn’t like to watch this movie?

    On a more curious note, what did you think of the actor Charlie Chaplin? I think he is a pretty funny actor. His body language and facial expressions are so intense, they are hilarious!

    I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

    Cadence :)

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