The 20th century and modern art is characterized by an expansion of art media. One of the foremost and most influential media of the 20th century is film.
Before writing your assignment for this week, read the information in your textbook (chapter 37) about the rise of fascism and use of propaganda in art. Then look at reputable sources online about Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will and Charlie Chaplin’s speech in the Great Dictator and watch the films in the first two lecture links. Knowledge about the films will help you to better understand what you are seeing.
For this week’s writing assignment compare and contrast the effect of each film clip on the viewer. Make sure you understand the content and purpose of each film before answering and writing your response.
Assignment Notes: Who initialized each film and what purpose did each filmmaker have in mind? Pay special attention to the film techniques invented and implemented by Leni Riefenstahl and the manipulative effects on the contemporary (i.e. 1934) German audience. How does each film influence its audience?
This written assignment should be thoughtfully written in a minimum of 300 words.