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					Timeline of Acting


Julia Kaiser
Research & Discovery
    1910-1920
   The people who took part in the 1910’s and
    1920’s included not only actors and actresses,
    but they also included directors.
   The groundbreaking technical and artistic
    aspect of the films were out broke by the
    wonderful work of Cecil B. Demill and David
    Wark Griffith.
   One of the largest actors of this time who made
    a huge impact on the films was Charlie Chaplin.
   In 1929, sound was added to films and voices
    were added to silent films.
1930-1939
   The 1930’s deemed the “Golden Age of
    Hollywood” marked the end of the silent era.
   Many actresses and actors failed to make the
    conversion from silent films to sound films, but
    others made the conversion.
   By 1933, the economic slum of the great
    depression began to hit the movie industry and
    the movie attendance started to decrease.
   In the 1930’s, the technology that was developed,
    gave the actors and actresses more freedom and
    creativity.
   Techni-color was introduced in the late 1930’s
    and was first emerged in the films such as “The
    Wizard of Oz” and “Gone with the Wind”.
1940-1949
   Many movies were war-like movies that were ideas
    taken from World War II.
   Not many people know, but the War impacted the
    acting community greatly and many of the “big name
    stars and directors” either enlisted or performed before
    soldiers at war.
   They took reality and made it in to fabulous movies
    such as Casablanca and Citizen Kane.
   After the war, Russian theatre director Stanislavski
    introduced his acting method to Hollywood.
   This method is where the method required a performer
    to use their own experiences to further shape their
    character which helped the actor give more complexity
    as a human.
1950-1959
   The 1950’s brought a very rebellious and
    fresh new look to Hollywood.
   As TV became more popular in this era, a
    lot of TV stars crossed over from TV to
    movies.
   James Dean, Paul Newman, Marilyn
    Monroe, and Gene Autry became very
    popular at this time and Elvis Presley
    made his grand-debut in his 1959 film,
    Love me Tender.
1960-1969

   At this era of time, the Stanislavski method that was
    introduced in the 1940’s was used at this time more
    than ever.
   Actors seemed to have a better passion and a better
    understanding of their characters at this time.
   Although these changes brought much good to the film
    industry, the industry started to have a huge financial
    decrease in the late 1960’s. This was caused by the
    new rule that rather than people going to see a movie
    and paying for it, they would just turn on their TV’s,
    and there it would be! The costs to make a film were
    also extremely raised. The film industry was not
    receiving much money so that is how they had a bit of
    a financial crisis.
1970-1979
   Taking into action about the problems in the previous
    decade, the movies were progressing and many new
    and fresh ideas were taken into place.
   The directors and writers became more interested in
    what other options they had to find new ideas on how
    to bring the movie business back in act.
   Movies like “Jaws” and “Star Wars” are the perfect
    example on how the movie industry got back on track.
   Musicals became very popular in the 1970’s and so did
    the new trend: sequels. The actors showed their vocal
    and dance skills in movies such as “Jesus Christ
    Superstar”, “Saturday Night Fever”, and “Fiddler on the
    Roof”.
   Jamie lee Curtis had her start in “Halloween” and
    Marlon Brando and Al Pacino starred in the “The
    Godfather”.
1980-1989
   This era continued the same momentum
    of the previous decades and invented the
    famous teen films such as “Flashdance”
    and “Back to the Future”.
   Even though this decade lacked
    originality, some say, it still made a whole
    new outlook on the special effects in the
    films.
   Steven Spielberg and George Lucas used
    the new technology wisely and used them
    in films such as “Back to the Future” and
    “E.T.”.
1990-1999
   The growth that was shown in the 90’s
    was unbelievable. This was “the year” for
    acting.
   The film industry was spending exceeded
    amounts of money and the star rates
    were through the roof.
   Stars like Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Mel
    Gibson, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith and
    Arnold Schwarzenegger started to
    improve their career and became talented
    professionals rather than just “actors”.
2000- Present

   While the technology still increases, many stars
    continue to impress us as in society.
   Actors such as Sean Connery still maintain to keep in
    tact with the acting industry but the special effects
    team and the newer actors seem to hit the ratings a lot
    more.
   Plastic surgery, unfortunately, made a huge impact on
    the physical aspect of the actors and most defiantly
    changed peoples point of view on the ones who decided
    to make that sort of change.
   Movies like “Lord of the Rings” and the “Matrix” were
    the start of amazing computer graphics and were
    perfect example of how some future movies would be.
Pictures
   Charlie Chapman
   Julia Roberts
   Tom Cruise
   Marilyn Monroe
   Elvis Presley
   Al Pacino
   Shirley Temple
   Sean Connery
   Sandra Bullock
Conclusion…
   All in all, acting has made an amazing
    impact on today’s society. It provides
    laughter, entertainment and best of all,
    mixed emotions and life stories that will
    change your lives.
   I have strongly enjoyed researching this
    topic and I hope you learned as much as I
    did.
     Thanks for Watching! 
Works Cited

   Skippy the , , and bush kangaroo. "Actors in
    American film." Acting in American Films. National
    Journal , 2010. Web. 16 Apr 2010.
    <http://student.valpo.edu/djarratt/history.html>.
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