Wednesday, 27 December 2017

SLJ: popular Culture:)

Activity 1: Popular Culture – The Silent Movie
The 1920s saw a massive surge in the number of people going to the movies. Huge new cinemas were built in both Auckland (The Civic Theatre) and Dunedin (Empire De Luxe).  The most popular type of movies showing at local NZ cinemas were ‘silent’ films. Gold Rush is an example of an iconic silent film. It features a famous actor named Charlie Chaplin.

Watch the trailer for Gold Rush. On your blog, tell us what you think the movie is about. There are no words spoken movie so you will need to pay careful attention to what the actors are doing! Do you think you would enjoy watching a silent film? Why/Why not?
Activity 1: Popular Culture – The Silent Movie

What I really think this movie is about is that everyone that was in this film was extremely hoping to find a much more better life by searching for a lot of gold. As I was watching the movie I could see 4 people called the 4 destinies, which was:

The adventurer
The out law
The dancer
& the tramp.

To be honest I would not like to watch a silent film that has absolutely no sound in it. I would also not like to watch a silent film as everyone around you would be disturbing, annoying & absolutely no chance for all of us to be focussing on the Screen / Television. This film was alright to watch but all we were missing was a bit of sound.

So I would actually prefer not to watch a silent film:)
Activity 2: Art Deco

In the 1920s a new artistic movement emerged in New Zealand (and around the world). It was called ‘Art Deco.’ The picture to the right is a classic example of an ‘Art De
co’ piece. Take a close look at the painting. Do you like it?

On your blog, give the painting a rating out of 5 stars (1 star = terrible painting, 2 stars = pretty bad painting, 3 stars = okay painting, 4 stars = good painting and 5 stars = amazing painting). After you’ve rated the painting out of 5, tell us why you gave it that rating.


As I am looking at this stylish painting I am really surprised on how incredible the painting looks like. So you might be able to guess what rating I am about to give the painting. Today I am going to rate this amazing, incredible & fabulous painting a 5 star rate. The reason why I choose 5 is because it looks so beautiful as if this was just someone in a car taking a picture.

This looks so significant & incredible. Who ever drew this fantastic paintings I would love to meet you in person as you have drawn this with awesome pride. Awesome painting.

So today I have rated this painting of a 5:) 

1 comment:

  1. Hey there Hinerangi, my name is Billy and I work for Rachel at the Summer Learning Journey programme. It's great to see you have been blogging lots and working hard since school finished! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to reading all your wonderful ideas and opinions this summer.

    I liked reading your review of the Art Deco painting. It is very stylish, especially with her red lipstick. It's like she's almost posing in the car and someone is taking a photo of her.

    What do you think of her clothing?

    I really like the green gleam on the side of the car where the light hits. I think that's really impressive.

    Great to have you blogging,
    Billy :)