Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey: Week Two Day Two Activity One: Popular Culture – The Silent Movie

Day Two: The Roaring 20’s (The 1920s)
Activity One: 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 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?

Gold rush is about a man who wants to join the gold rush so he heads north but soon gets trapped in a small house by a blizzard. Later on he was finally able to leave the house, he fell head over heads for a lady.

Personally I do enjoy watching silent films because there's no words thats spoken, I wouldn’t get the moving, and it’s not entertaining for me.

1 comment:

  1. Hey there Saveu, thanks for sharing your thoughts on whether or not you would watch this silent movie. I like how you also provided a brief description on what you think the film would be about. It sounds pretty accurate to me.

    I don't think I would be able to sit through a silent film either. It would just seem too old for me. Especially because the movies that come out now are so awesome and have such amazing special effects. A movie without any talking though, that would probably make me fall asleep!

    What's your favourite movie? Have you seen any good ones lately?

    Thanks, Billy