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The '20s [electronic resource]: From Illusion to Disillusion

Pathé cinéma (France)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
The wild and crazy '20s... the Jazz Age... the dangerous decade that laid the groundwork for many of the debacles of the remainder of the century. The end of World War I marked the end of the sufferings of war, and of the standards and expectations of the 19th century: hems came up, morality was redefined, and the search was on for the new. The '20s were a fertile time for artistic innovation and for dictatorships-the cruelties of the Bolshevik Revolution were only a prologue to the works of Stalin; Mussolini rose to power; Poland's democracy died; Hitler's Brown Shirts made themselves known. The decade of technological innovation, of Lindbergh's transatlantic flight and Jack Dempsey's heavyweight championship, of Sacco and Vanzetti, of Fitzgerald and Hemingway, of Coco Chanel and the Charleston ended with the stock market debacle of 1929, the crash heard round the world.
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77 min.
12 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 02, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
From Illusion to Disillusion
  • Credits: The '20s: From Illusion to Disillusion (0:15)
  • Armistice and New Century (2:00)
  • Mood During 1920s (1:15)
  • Flu, Nostalgia and Emptiness (2:27)
  • Replacing Old Europe (2:08)
  • Russian Revolution (2:24)
  • Revolutionary Wave Spreads (1:34)
  • French Culture (1:56)
  • Art (2:22)
  • Theater and Film (1:19)
  • Electrification (2:04)
  • Aviation (1:58)
  • Automobile (2:40)
  • Wealth and Optimism (1:46)
  • Disorder in Europe and Mussolini (2:09)
  • Russian Economic Collapse and Political Idealism (1:42)
  • French Occupation of Germany (1:59)
  • English and French Politics and Art Deco (2:33)
  • Paris (1:14)
  • New Woman (2:04)
  • Gigolo and Fashion (2:50)
  • Charleston (1:49)
  • Art Scene (2:14)
  • Beach Vacation (2:16)
  • Sports Fans (2:10)
  • Media and Packaged Entertainment (2:08)
  • Movies (2:48)
  • News Photographs and Aviation Feats (1:34)
  • Decadence (2:10)
  • China and India (3:14)
  • Charles Lindbergh (2:54)
  • Soviet Industrialization (1:10)
  • Ile de France and German Militarization (2:44)
  • Economy and Inwardness in America (2:48)
  • Market Crash and Depression (1:45)
  • Extremism in Germany (1:42)
  • 20s Culture Dies (0:56)
  • The '20s: From Illusion to Disillusion (0:51)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], cuuuu
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2562 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (77 min.) : sd., b&w.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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