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    Imagine only having three main ways of entertainment. This is how it was during the 1930s. The Great Depression was going on during the ‘30s. A lot of people had wanted to be entertained as the Library of Congress states, “Even during “hard times” and war time, people needed to be entertained. The Americans in the 1930s and 1940s were no exception. They enjoyed many forms of entertainment, particularly if they could do so inexpensively” ( “Art and Entertainment in the 1930s and 1940s” 1). The…

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    Ani Hovhannisyan Enoch Anderson English 101 03 December 2015 The US Army in World War II within 2:00 Minutes Aundrey Hepburn, one of the most famous British actresses, once said, “Everything I learned I learned from the movies” (Lamoureux). The role that motion pictures have in people’s lives is distinct and undeniable. As a matter of fact, being a mixture of art and technology, movies have always been considered to be the core part of a nation’s culture and the whole country itself. “So it is…

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    The coming of age movie Secondhand lions is a family movie. It has a lot of comedy, drama and historic adventures. The movie was written and directed by Tim McCanlies and was released in September 19, 2003. He is known for his work in Secondhand Lions, The Iron Giant and Dennis the Menace Strikes Again. Jack. N. Green did the cinematography and is known for his work in Unforgiven, Serenity and other movies. Cinematography includes the lighting, wardrobe and momentum. It had considerably good…

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    As a person of this generation, the times my family and I have spent watching films have become treasured memories. We always gather around in the family room, and depending who picked the movie, the genre can range from thriller to comedy. I remember watching The Parent Trap with my family, because my Dad gave it his rare stamp of approval. Its hilarious moments and enjoyable characters have continued to stick with me throughout the years, which is what makes the film one of my favorite movies…

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    1950s Television History

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    When people envision what television is today it is quite simple: a large screen with HD quality and hundreds of channels which are easy to access. Unbelievably there was a time where television was not like that, where quality was not all that mattered, where viewers only had a certain amount of channels to access. Welcome to Maria Paulercio’s television era, the 1950s. Television has transformed dramatically since the 1950’s from the look to what was produced and put on the air. It had an…

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    When looking into the daily lives of individuals, it is essential to understand what people found entertaining in an era that is very different then present day. As stated in the diary of George Stephen Jones there are multiple examples of activities people did for fun. The first activity that is seen in the diary as something young people did for fun was played cards. “After tea several Gentlemen came to play cards with Mr. Tanswell and Mrs. Tanswell” (48). For young people playing cards can be…

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    Have you ever thought of living in a world where as soon as you turn 12 years old, you either had to starve or kill people for someone else’s entertainment? Our lives would be pure horror. The hunger games book is informing us of exactly how we’d feel. The movie however, is purely intended to entertain with a story. It is clear that the book is informative mainly because it’s in first person and since it is in first person, it's overflowing with informative detail about Katnissś feelings. For…

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    Video games are a very popular form of entertainment in our society. Nearly everyone has been exposed, or has played a video game at least once in their life. Video games are everywhere today. Most if not all kids today play some form of video game. Why have video games become such a popular outlet, what makes a video game popular, and how has the popularity of video games affected our culture? Video games have become very popular in the last few decades. Their mainstream popularity began…

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    The famous 1985 film otherwise known as “The Goonies,” was directed by Richard Donner and produced by Steven Spielberg. This adventure film was about a young group of friends living in the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon. When the children discover a secret treasure map, they begin to go on a quest in hopes to finding the treasure that could potentially save their town from being destructed for a country club. During their venture, they are faced with many obstacles including…

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    Prior to the invention of Television, studios depended on big stars, studio owned theaters and an contracted assembly line of movie production. Dark rooms with big screens drew crowds in the millions at the height of Hollywood. With Television’s inception, millions of viewers began tuning into these 12x12 inch boxes for an average five hours daily. Box office sales were hit hard by less movie attendees. Within a decade of the introduction of Television, box office sales are fractionalized.…

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