Change In Film

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Film, being both visual and audible, has become a power source of art throughout its development. In many cases, films are used as a way to promote social change. The 2000 X-Men film can be seen as a cry for equality. A supernatural film about mutants versus humans sends an underlying message about how people may not feel accepted or like they fit in just because they don’t conform to society. During the mid-1950s and early 1960s movies were used to express the desire to break free, as a people, from the ideals of perfection and gender norms as America underwent a huge social change that quickly became known as The Sexual Revolution. (Escoffier, Sexual Revolution). Films such as Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows (1955), Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a…show more content…
Then the pressures of society weigh down on her and cause her to go back on her feelings, which on it’s own conveys that if you want to be happy, you need to be your own person. Rebel Without a Cause (1955) is about a troubled teenage boy that wants to find a purpose in life despite being neglected by his parents and feeling as if he didn’t belong in his society. This ultimately leads to a tragic end for him and it sends the message that not being accepted isn’t okay. Some Like It Hot (1959) is about men who dress as women to escape thugs and the women they meet who march to the beat of their own drum. This movie was heavily considered against the norm but was made despite American film censorship’s contempt. Men in women’s clothing was extremely looked down upon, which made this movie bold and inspirational to anyone who felt like they wanted to do or be something or someone although it might be heavily frowned upon (“Some Like It Hot (1959) Analysis”). In Mulvey’s “Visual Pleasure and the Narrative Cinema,” she talks about the already preconceived notions we have already formed about gender and how that plays into movie making and
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