Cinema In Modern Cinema

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Register to read the introduction… Workers wages increased and the average number of hours worked a week dropped. This meant there was a lot of people with extra spare time which …show more content…
Cinema was devolving large industries around a city called Hollywood. Films were produced all year round and new stars like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton became comedy heroes. The economic boom brought something for people to look forward to and gave children and adults idols. It was estimated that movies became multi million dollar businesses and that 100million tickets were being sold a week! It wasn't long before producers and people alike were taking one step ahead to modernise the industry as much as they could and to gain even more profit to keep up in the boom as cities expanded. Sex became a no longer taboo subject and it was becoming widely mentioned in newspapers, film and everyday conversation.

Cinemas were the first to recognise that 'sex sells'. It did well. Dozens of films a month were being produced about sex, and would certainly lead into newspapers and radio to catch on to a trend that was bringing in the dollars.

Many films about sex were seen to be daring, and soon stars like Thedra Bara was labelled the 'it' girl ('it' mean sex…obviously)

Many people were attracted to the cities challenging their
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To add to this, previously many people thought that saving their money for a 'rainy day' but belief that spending their money on consumer goods was seen as for more of an attractive idea.

During the 1920's, women were still being paid less than men even if they had the same job. Women's employment increased but only because they were seen as cheaper to employ and in some cases could match the job of a man. Before the 20's, women were seen to be polite and wear respectable clothes, but now there were also a percentage of women known as 'flappers', brought about at the time. Flappers were known to smoke cigarettes in public, to wear short skirts, backless gowns and anything else that would shock parents and other older people. After world war one, women just wanted to enjoy the time of the boom, and Anti-Flirt leagues designed to stop the behaviour of flappers did not succeed.

Overall, the roaring twenties can be seen as a time of freedom for many people and time when people could express their thoughts. It provided many great opportunities for companies to make money,

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