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Reference Type The Argus newspaper
Town Melbourne
State VIC
Country Australia
Publication Date 13-05-1940
Citation Date
Page Number 8
Comments This text was targeted at filmgoers, as it provides a small review of two main movies that were showing at the Crystal Palace Theatre in Caulfield. This text is also intended for the community in and around Caulfield, as it provides local and up-to-date news on what is happening in the community.

As this source is a primary source this information could be used in collecting what movies were released and popular at the time and who the starring actors were.

Although the Crystal Palace is briefly mentioned, this article is significant as it also demonstrates the kind of films that were screened at the theatre in 1940s. The two movies that are mentioned “Nurse Edith Cavell” and “Pack Up Your Troubles” are both international movies about war, however as mentioned in the article they are “lighter” war films. As the First World War was over, Second World War was in the process of developing bigger and bigger, the significance of this timeframe shows past and present circumstances influencing cinema in the 1940s. It also shows big international movies, making it across the world into Australian cinemas, which is important.

This source is reliable as it comes from the original The Argues newspaper, which has been scanned onto the computer. Reading this and taking into consideration the context of the time, it is apparent films are heavily influenced by war.

tags: Review World War One World War Two 
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