Immigration has positively contributed to politics, religion, and entertainment in America today. One well known immigrant who has contributed to America today is Alfred Hitchcock. He has immensely impacted the entertainment industry of America as we know it. Throughout his life, Hitchcock was drawn to the filmmaking industry. He received his first chance to direct a full-length film in 1925, and the movie was called “The Pleasure Garden”.
The 1920’s is the most live time in U.S. History. From the movements towards women rights to Prohibition, this decade was fruitful and dancing with joy and fear. The gladness arrived from the start of the exponential explosion of the country’s economy, where the wealth of the land doubled and people could go from shoddy farms to millionaires. Following suit was the movements of women rights and their ability to vote. With every smile there is a tear to follow.
Vittorio De Sica uses settings to show the theme of desperation. The Bicycle Thief takes place in Italy a few years after world war 2. During these times getting a job was one of the hardest things to get. As depicted in the film people would rush to get the chance to get a job. People even would go as far to sell their own belongings to buy things.
After the Cold War, there was a vast Economic boom, people were earning money and putting money in the banks more than ever before. Musical entertainment was a big influence on the youth of America, it was newly created genre of Rock N’ Roll that brought upon international icon Elvis Presley to the world and many others. The decade of the 50s matched up with the popular term,“Leave it to Beaver”, a peaceful, prosperous, smooth sailing of a typical family. More to the terms of a Nuclear Family that a lot of people in the 1950s had high standards to. A
Lastly, I want to learn more about Katherine Hepburn. Roscoe Arbuckle the first major Hollywood scandal. Arbuckle’s story is a captivating one seeing how successful his career was. Being the first major scandal it is captivating to realize how Hollywood scandals haven’t changed in 80 years. Arbuckle’s success is an incredible story seeing how he was able to create a successful physical comedy career weighing so much.
There are also countries that are driving out some of its citizens just because they are of different race and are supposedly a threat to the country’s economy. These are not new scenes. We have seen these all too often enough in the past that we know what might happen, but some just choose to ignore them. The movie Swing Kids (1993), shows how history can affect ones life and vice versa. It tells the story of Peter Muller who is caught in a complicated situation of being a Hitler Jugend by day and Swing Kid by night during pre-World War II.
The uniting between Rome and the Italian Peninsula transformed Rome from a city-state into a great power. While developing the loyalty to the state, the citizenship emerged with hostility with the rivalry in the western Mediterranean Carthage. The most difficult to maintain during the expansion was the imperial expansion of society and politics. With the expansion came the widened gap between the rich and poor which had weakened the constitutional balance between classes. As relationships deteriorated larger commercial farms had pushed the smaller farmers into Rome which would increase the number of the poor class citizens and slavery also greatly increased.
A recent article by “Il Corriere della Sera” stated that the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa saw the arrival of over 40,000 migrants from Tunisia and Libya, all seeking refuge for a better life in Europe. Although the majority of the Italian population believe that immigration affects the Italian economy, the level of delinquency rises given the lack of immigrants’ work, and the country undergoes political conflicts, I strongly believe that immigrants should be legally allowed in Italy since they are victims of political persecution, the country would have a cultural enrichment, and there would be labour for many areas where there is shortage, improving the Italian economy. There are many reasons that incentivize immigrants to abandon their native country, like the desire to improve their lives and the lives of their family, the desire for freedom, the ambition of being able to do something more, and most of all to escape from poverty, an oppressive
Posters have been around as long as we can remember. The popularity of posters increased in the late 1920s and even into the late 1930s. Their distinct look helps them stand out from the rest as they were usually colorful and vivid. A small group of people aided their increasing popularity. As the years went on, poster design changed with the changing times.
The 1920s was a time of profound political and social change. America’s economy was booming following the Great war and the country emerged as a new World superpower. This surge of wealth along with the advancements in technology swept American’s into a consumer society; sports, music, and film all became important aspects of American pop culture during the 1920s. American pop culture was synonymous with Urban culture; during the 1920s, people relocated to large cities such as New York and Chicago, and this emerging Urban society created a new way of life that was vastly different from rural America, traditional norms were challenged as a new age of self-expression and indulgence took over American culture. Just as westward expansion brought