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Questions for discussion of The Last Days of Pompeii Advertisement

by Kate Fortmueller

We have discussed various primary source documents in CTCS 200, but these are different from many of the articles we have read because this is an advertisement with multiple images.

 

Consider some of the following questions in your discussion of this ad in section:

What were the opinions or interests that might have influenced what was written or created?

Is this primarily informative or persuasive in tone? (Check the words in the source.)

What kinds of images are included?

What do the chosen images tell you about the film (genre, production values, etc.)?

How does this advertisement try to distinguish this film as a work of art?

How is the advertisement for Quo Vadis? different from this advertisement?

The Last Days of Pompeii Advertisement

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Print advertisement for The Last Days of Pompeii from Moving Picture News.

from The Last Days of Pompeii Advertisement (1913)
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Distributor: Moving Picture News
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