Cultural Context of 'Singin' in the Rain' (1952)
Cultural Context of
'Singin' in the Rain' (1952)
Wealth inequality was extremely high, great gap between social classes and therefore a wide spectrum of quality of life
However the economic crisis was about to occur which would see wealthy people becoming apart of the lower classes
scandals of 1920s, 1930s, Film community associated with alternative, illegal and at the time frowned upon lifestyle
Love was beginning to be presented more dramatically and often in film
White Men were dominant, women and other ethnicities in the United States were suppressed and did not possess the same treatment and rights
Between the World Wars, however the US was not recovering as they were not involved in the 1st World War.
came under scrutiny from the international community for not doing so
Tensions were beginning to rise in international relations
Economic crisis on the verge
Nationwide prohibition - alcohol was illegal, however underground clubs and venues did serve it
Hollywood was beginning to become the town or city for filmmaking.
Many people were beginning to travel to Hollywood in search of the dream of being an actor, director or another kind of artist in the film industry
the idea of the American Dream was starting to be constructed in the United States
the City was growing rapidly and started to become a hub for other art forms, multinational corporations and trading partners that used the port to store and trade goods
Becoming the city of dreams
Film was beginning to innovate highly
colored film was on verge of being produced and used
Sound films of talkies were starting up, there was conflict between the two communities of filmmaking: Silent or Sound ?
Filmmakers were beginning to branch out from the original, unipolar enterprises and were starting to make their own independent films