class 7 - New Deal Cinema

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Department
Communications
Course
COMM 150
Professor
Matthew Jordan
Semester
Fall

Description
Comm 150 9/18 Class 7 John Ford and New Deal Cinema Biographical Details – Born John Martin Feeney in Maine to Irish – Began acting in silent films – Emphasized visual storytelling, more than audio – Began Directing in early 20s The Great Depression – People used debts, and gambled on debts – Almost unlimited amount of leverage for people (no restrictions) – Companies started to lay people off – Stocks went from 87 billion to 18 billion – 30% unemployment – Oct 29, 1929: stock market crash – By 1933, 11,000 out of the 25,000 banks in the country had failed Roosevelt and the New Deal – Helped put people back to work, so that money would go back into the system – Civilian Conservation Corps. – Public Works Assistance – Civil Works Administration – AgriculturalA
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