What does Austin McConnell recommend an audience do to truly enjoy watching silent films?
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To the development of technology, the study of art has changed dramatically. It used to be that one could only visit performances live to see them, and you couldn’t watch the same one over and over. Now, what do you have to do to enjoy your favorite play or film? Just turn on the TV or open your laptop!
While keeping in mind this change in entertainment, watch this video, Think Silent Films are Boring? (~9 min). Answer the following questions:
What does Austin McConnell recommend an audience do to truly enjoy watching silent films? According to him, why does this improve the viewing?
What’s missing in watching a film by ourselves on Netflix at home, versus going to a theater? Do you think the “on-demand” lifestyle has affected the entertainment industry and, therefore, art? If so, how?
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