The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural, social, artistic, literary movement in the 1920’ by the African Americans. During that time it was known as the New Negro Movement. Many artists, writers, dancers, musicians were emerged during this time. A new way of playing the piano called the Harlem Stride style was created during the Harlem Renaissance. They played the traditional jazz and blues music. Women wore clothes that were shorter in length. This movement redefined how America and the world viewed African-Americas not only culturally but also on the social aspect.
In “The HitchHiker” there were many different effects, such of sound effects, and music. I could tell that the noise created a better tone, and mood for the tale. Such as when Ronald’s vehicle stalled while directly located on a busy train track. As he was frantically trying to restart his car, you could hear the train whistle off in the distance. At first, it didn’t seem too much of a conflict, but as the train begins quickly catching up to the helpless Ronald, you could hear the whistle get louder, and more vigorous with it’s dinging, and clanging. You begin getting nervous, and the suspense takes over. Without the accomplice of the noise, it might have not been as exhilarating.
Economic prosperity, new technological experiences, and cultural transformations in American society consumed the decade of the 1920s. The 1920s was an era of modern change for America politically, culturally, and socially. Buying items on credit was used for the first time, technology was improving, and American society was growing with a new self-confidence. The economy was booming with a new confidence it had never experienced before. As a matter of fact, the 1920s is known as "The Roaring Twenties" or "The Jazz Age" because it is was considered a decade long party filled with wealth, parties, and music. Dressing up and attending parties became the new fad of the decade. Also, sports, movies, and radios became highly popular as well. People
In the 1920s the movie picture show was relevant. These movies were silent, yet these silent movies gave people in the 1920s a new form of entertainment. This new form of entertainment brought to the people of the 1920s news, comedy, romance, action, sports and creativity to people in the form of a moving picture show. The phonograph was an item that brought music to the home of many people in the 1920s. This device would play many tunes and made it a joy to be in your home. This new ability to now listen to music in your own home made many families and individuals very happy. People could now get together and dance and sing together. It was a time of joy in the form of entertainment. Jazz music was very popular in the 1920s, this developed
Many a literary critic claims that the strongest aspect of the book 1984 by George Orwell is its plot. Indeed, there is some merit in this conclusion, as the entire purpose of Orwell’s writing of this book was not to create a literary classic, but to warn the public about the dangers of communism if it got out of hand, and what better way to do this than to write an engaging plot? Others may claim that 1984’s greatest strength is in its character development. This aspect, too, is quite strong in the book, as not only are the minor characters effected in serving the dystopian theme, but the major characters are believable and very human in their failings. Winston’s transformation from an oppressed office worker to revolutionary and finally to
If I could make a Ithaca College honors seminar I would have us examine what the use of silence can do with in art. We would examine this using multiple platforms including theatre, music, movies, as well as some literature and writings about the effect of silence. I would give the class the whole material and allow them to come to their own opinion on what exactly these pauses do. For each exposure to the material I would require the members of the class to do their own short individual reflect before coming in, to allow people to already have at least a bit of their own form opinion. This class would be mainly rooted in class discuss, I would help by providing questions or clips to help spark the conversation but I would hope it would be environment where people wanted to share their opinions and discuss with their classmates with help from me, the professor. There would be minimal test and grades would be more based on reflections, papers, and conversations had in class.
The motion picture of Singin’ in the Rain by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly was released in 1952. Singin’ in the Rain explores the different styles of film production in the MGM golden age. By showing the process of making a film, the transitions from a silent production to an audio production, and a romance between an actor and an actress.
Silence. See, it drives us crazy, just the word makes me think a little harder and my mind runs wild to find a way to avoid it. Silence, often times preceded by the word awkward, we scramble to find ways around it, usually by listening to music or maybe by the sound of our own voices. Silence is something that drags out the time, makes the clock click a little slower, because we simply do not like it. We want something to fill that absence because we’re simply not used to the vacancy. Everywhere you go there is noise around, some kind of sound. But imagine living in a world without that. To most people that thought is detrimental, but to some it is the reality of everyday life. Though I personally am not deaf, nor do I know anyone who is, I have always been intrigued by Deaf culture. Being deaf is not a just a disability, it is simply a different way of life.
Savannah Live was a musical preformance held in one of the oldest continuing theater halls in the nation. The theater, appropiately named the Historic Savannah Theater, origionally opened in 1818, yet do to years of wear and tear and several fires, the modern theater was retrofitted to look like its 1940s, art-deco self. Although the stage was in the traditional Proscienim style, the play was anything but traditional. The stage hall itself seemed like something right out of the hay day of Broadway, with lights surrounding the procienian arch, red velvet chairs and carpet, the hall was like a time caplse bringing me back into the 20th centry. Mimicing the transformations of the hall throughout the years, the musical took the audience on a journey through musical, and theatrical history.
This essay will give an analysis of sound design used in the movies and how it is as important as the moving pictures to the movie. When you use the processes of recording, editing and mixing of sounds you greatly enhance the quality of the movie. This essay is an overview of producing high quality sound from elements like music, the recording of common every day sounds and the use of hi-tech equipment. Whether it takes place in the production stage or the post- production stage of sound design. To help explain this analysis I am using the animated movie Wall-E made in 2008 by Ben Burtt as a case study .
“Kon-Tiki”. It is the name of the raft that took Thor Heyerdahl and his research team on an expedition across the pacific ocean. They sailed from the coast of South America all the way to a small system of polynesian islands. Not only was this expedition recorded in writing it was also recorded on videotape and subsequently turned into a documentary which went on to win an oscar. Thor Heyerdahl took on this expedition to try and prove that the native people of South America could have settled in Polynesia.
At the end of World War II, Italy’s government started to fall, which made living there even tougher than it already was. The social class difference was an all time high and neorealism had become far more noticed by the people. Italian film was just becoming more popular and with everything happening in Italian society, filmmakers saw the opportunity to react. Italian cinemas began playing films showing difficulty within the economy along with problems in everyday life. This grabbed the attention of a significant amount of people including the government. Neorealism had taken over Italian cinema and the films were becoming known outside of the county. One film showing heavy doses of neorealism is Bicycle Thieves. This film came out a couple years after the ending of World War II and really opened up the eyes of many people showing how difficult Italy was doing. The movie, Bicycle Thieves, shows the heavy impact neorealism had on not only Italian cinema, but also international cinema as well.