The 1950s are considered the Golden Age of Japanese cinema. The aftermath of WW2 and particularly the atomic bomb, and the subsequent American Occupation left the country scarred, but filled with inspiration and eagerness to start over. As Japanese economy started to rise once more, five major studios emerged that shaped Japanese cinema. Toho, Daiei, Shochiku, Nikkatsu and Toei, hired the most gifted artist of the era and financed their movies, in a tactic that ended up in a plethora of masterpieces. In the process, they also made a lot of money, as the people, having their pockets filled due to rapid economical growth filled the cinemas.
1920s Advertising During the 1920s, advertisement started to increase and expand. Many ideas and tactics were used to lure the attention of the consumers. After World War I, America started to grow with a stable and growing economy. This flourishment made many American's live out the 1920s in prosperity. This caused America to flourish with new inventions, for example the automobile, household machinery, television, etc.
After the WWII, America’s economy boomed causing its population to increase. The increase in the population led to many suburban homes each with a family containing many children. The ideal life goals were to go to school, get a job, get married, buy a suburban house, and have kids. The whole idea was to get more American to achieve a middle class status to buy products, such as the television, which was the latest craze, to help the economy. J.D.
The happy go lucky family with a mom cooking in the kitchen, a father working at his job, and the kids playing in the living room. This time period was known for having disposable income and spending it on consumer goods like the following: refrigerators, air conditioners, and televisions. This term of affluent society applies to the 1950’s lifestyle because of the “economy of abundance” which overall creates a better way of living. One character of the 1950’s that portrays this affluent society is a famous singer/songwriter by the name of Buddy Holly. Buddy originally grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and
The teenagers started to earn moneys to do shopping and the teenage culture and clothing became large part of media. Many formal clothes came out for teenagers to wear at school dances and proms. If this development of teenage fashion did not happened in 1950s, the teenage fashion now might have been same as adult fashion. (Fashion through the decades, n.d.) The baby boom surly gave a lot of impact to the fashions now. Christian Dior and Chanel were one of the most famous fashionista during 1950s.
The 1960’s was a revolutionary decade in America full of rebellion and individuals finding themselves. During this historical decade, there were two films made, one was West Side Story and the other one was Easy Rider. Both films possess the overriding theme of the American Dream embedded in the film. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the American Dream is “a happy way of living that is thought of by many Americans as something that can be achieved by anyone in the U.S. especially by working hard and becoming successful.” Throughout the films, you can presently see what the characters’ dreams are through dialect, music, dance, and conflict as well as the means and methods they go through to achieve them. The American Dream in both
It is an art movement that started in the mid-1950s in Britain and the late 1950s in the United States. It was a time that was optimism and post war economic had a huge consumer boom. New products are hitting the shelves, advertising and magazine told people what to buy and made them want to buy it. Movie stars fill the movie screen, giving rise to the celebrity culture and the youth fought for freedom. Many people were unable to voice opinions and feelings, the passion of the post war era was reflected through art.
In the 1940s women had a place in the work force for the first time this was during world war two so their efforts went into building supplies for the war. They where taken from being the homemaker to being liberated and independent close to anything they wanted. They functioned as a man did for five to seven years, which not only helped the country win the war with utmost importance, they gained social value which gave them a glimpse towards what equality stands for. In the movie Mona Lisa Smile there is a scene were Katherine asks Betty Warren
I truly didn’t know how this event was going to be changing my life. The night my dad carried “Baby Lucy” through the airport gates brought me much excitement and brought much, much more to my life. The joyful adventure of welcoming my baby sister home began on a late night in October at the Pittsburgh Airport. I should tell you that my family videotaped that event. This video certainly helps me remember it in greater detail.
In the 1940s women had a place in the work force for the first time this was during world war two so their efforts went into building supplies for the war. they were taken from being the homemaker to being liberated and independent to do almost anything they wanted. They functioned as a man did for five to seven years, which not only helped the country win the war most importantly, they gained social value which gave them a glimpse towards what equality is truly about. In the movie Mona Lisa Smile there is a scene were Katherine asks Betty Warren