WwiiLooking ahead 1) What do you think is meant by practical consumerism compared toimpractical or design consumerism? I think that practical consumerism is like for instance buying something forthe sake of function like buying a telephone for the sake of talking tosomeone instead of buying a phone for its color or the way it looks thiswould be considered impractical consumerism. 2) How does this film demonstrate impractical consumerism? This film demonstrates impractical consumerism by instead of having agood steady wood or steel shelf and or other household things this plexiglass would look lavish and stylish in your somehow emaculantpenthouse. Technicolor for industrial films 1) Explain why the use of color in advertising had historical and culturalsignificance during the 1950’s? Using color instead of black and white made it possible to catch thepublics eye using vivid colors and be able to demonstrate the truepurpose of the product its look and style. Design for dreaming 1) Design for dreaming uses several big ideas to promote GM’s cars. What are these ideas? List them and write a brief explanation of each.
Utopias means place of well being or Nirvana Gender Roles means women was in the kitchen then after she magicallybaked a cake quickly were out playing tennis and parting. Sexual Politics having to do with gender roles like a women wearing ahot dress and an apron in the kitchen. Domestic Labor being in the yard or a beautiful place doing somesupposedly hard task quickly and easily without any effort at all. Futurism The looking ahead in future toward profit. Once upon a honeymoon Explain the benefits and the disadvantages created by the wide availabilityof telephones during the 1950’s. You had to rent and pay phone bills, you couldn’t own your own phone itmay have made people anti-social.
The good thing is convinced peoplewho were unable to afford transportation, not have to waste gas goingfrom place to place and you could talk to your family and friends thatwere long distances away. 2) How do modern communication methods like pagers, computers,cellphones impact our culture today? I find all of the above very annoying because you can’t escape them forinstance if I wanted to go out into the woods by myself and not talk toanyone I would of course be called by someone every hour on the cellphone in the car and I would feel obligated to answer it and it’severywhere but on the other hand if I got stuck in the mud I would beable to call for help so it’s got good and bad points. Frigidaire Finale 1)In Terms of portraying the future, in advertising, how did the 1930’sand 1950’s compare? In the 1930’s for instance they would have said wow look we can keepyour food cold, no more burring your food in root cellars in the 1950’sthey would have said look at this slick unit its got all these custom colorsand sleke designs they had lost all focus on the function and all on thelook of things. 2)Why did consumer’s shortages in the war year’s result in a shift awayfrom futuristic themes? Because during war times people didn’t want to thinkabout death they wanted to think about peace and other happy thoughts.
America look 1)How does the film demonstrate how the manufactures of the 50’sfelt that god design was the key to marketing? The film stated that people were concerned with look notfunction. 3) How did the film promote a Upper Middle Class ? How is this adestroyed view of the fifties? A touch of magic 1)This film presents the 1951 GM cars. Now that the sixties are herewhat clues from the film let you know that things are different? Because thing again were flashy and for instance GM produced the exactsame chassey but with 3 different car models. The only difference wasthe body style. 2) The futuristic design elements from the early fifties are gone in this film.
What was going on during this period that might make advertisersuncomfortable with portraying the future. Because there was a war going on and people didn’t want to think of thecasualties and death that war might bring. History Reports