By Lucy Fischer, Angela Dalle Vacche, Jennifer M. Bean, Sumiko Higashi, Professor Michael Aronson, Professor Mark Anderson, Professor Sara Ross, Professor Gwenda Young, Professor Maureen Turim, Marcia Landy
In ten unique essays, American Cinema of the 1920s examines the movie industry's endured progress and prosperity whereas targeting very important subject matters of the era.
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Youman, was quoted on the front page as saying that she believed the amendment’s passage to be “the most advanced step society has taken in years—equal in importance to the founding of representative government and the abolition of slavery” (“Suffrage”). A few months later, on 2 November, women across the country were among those who went to the polls and helped elect in a landslide Ohio senator Warren G. Harding as the twenty-ninth president of the United States. Harding, a dark-horse conservative candidate for the Republican nomination, largely campaigned on a postwar “return to normalcy” and ran what became known as the classic “front porch campaign,” speaking most often to press and public from his home in Marion, Ohio.
The drama Manslaughter (directed by DeMille) offers a more extreme vision of the contemporary woman, but, once again, her wildness (fast driving, partying, and so on) must eventually be tamed. Modernity of a different kind is satirized in The Electric House, a Keaton farce that mocks the newly automated home. At the opposite end of the spectrum (and evincing a certain nostalgia for ages past) is a documentary like Robert Flaherty’s Nanook of the North, which investigates a society viewed as “primitive” in Western eyes, speciﬁcally a family of Inuits in Canada’s arctic region.
Like Fairbanks, Keaton performs many deft physical stunts in the process of getting his laughs. ” The Plastic Age (whose very title signals modernity) tells a tale of college life (reﬂecting the twenties concern with youth culture) and follows the progress of a young man at “Prescott College” as he achieves athletic INTRODUCTION 19 and romantic success. Signiﬁcantly, his paramour is played by popular star and “It” girl Clara Bow. Also invoked in the ﬁlm is a theme that would characterize the decade: the clash between generations.
American Cinema of the 1920s: Themes and Variations by Lucy Fischer, Angela Dalle Vacche, Jennifer M. Bean, Sumiko Higashi, Professor Michael Aronson, Professor Mark Anderson, Professor Sara Ross, Professor Gwenda Young, Professor Maureen Turim, Marcia Landy