So, I’m taking my History GCSE in a few weeks and one of our topics to study is The Roaring Twenties in the USA. Personally, I find that after endless revision on a certain topic it can get so boring, so I always try to think of some good films to watch and books to read to remind me why I’m supposed to be interested in a subject. You can do this for History, English, Geography, Sociology and probably many other subjects as well. I find it a really good way of revising as well as taking a break from learning the boring stuff.
The entertainment industry in the USA expanded massively in the Jazz Age of the 1920's and Hollywood was essentially created during this time which set the template for the way we make and enjoy films today. Personally, I love anything to do with the twenties, as well as other decades such as the sixties, but I love films set in or made in this time because of the glamour and decadence of the stars and the costumes.
Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle-Stop Café,
The Roaring Twenties,
Tender is the Night,
The Great Gatsby,
The Jazz Age,
Bright Young Things,
It’s a Wonderful Life.
Another one someone told me is set in the 1920's is Water for Elephants. A bit of Robert Pattinson with my history revision? Yes please.
to the movies every week.