The Great Depression Film Analysis

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The festivity—after conclusion of the Great War—began to radiate upon Americans, to shift their mind away from the brute reality of war, in favor of focusing on the period of contentment. The birth of the Roaring Twenties in 1920s was the result—the era of partying—for lack of a better term. Soldiers—whom returned from the gritty reality of war—gained new perspectives of their time in Europe. This created a refusal to adhere to the old traditions and bring in the new. Economy was booming, social changes were moving forward and America was redefining itself as the era prospers. In 1929, the joyful era came crashing down when recession hit—and became one of the most, dreadful era in history of the United States, The Great Depression. Films tackling the Great Depression offers the audience different perspective of how the lives of an American were affected—in a way which deconstruct various themes and the pre-existing thoughts about the era overall.
Films being used in a historical source can be a strange concept. How films could be treated in the same light as documentaries, when the former is bound to have fictional content or exaggerated events? By definition, anything can be considered an historical source as long they tells something which records the events from the past. It is the truth—the main purpose of the film is to seek entertainment from the audience—even if it intended to showcase a certain narrative or deliver a message in some fashion towards the
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These two films showcase the reality of these films in way—and can help shape our view of the Great Depression looks. Should it be considered a historical source? It depends on the film based on the person—but all films should be look at not for their accurately but how they defined the world of the past for us to see and

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