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.