Although cinema is now a priority, some feel as if cinema is no longer the cinema when it was first established. Movies no longer have that special feeling like viewers once had. Today, films are not only shared within a theater, if one pleases they could always have the same experience elsewhere. Moreover, with technology expanding, it takes away the importance cinema once had. “The
Although the best reasons for “going to the movies” are to be entertained and eat popcorn, understanding a film is actually quite complex. Movies are not only a reflection of life, they also have the capability of shaping our norms, values, attitudes, and perception of life. Through the media of film, one can find stories of practically anything imaginable and some things unimaginable. Movie-makers use their art to entertain, to promote political agendas, to educate, and to present life as it is, was, or could be. They can present truth, truth as they interpret it, or simply ignore truth altogether. A movie can be a work of fiction, non-fiction, or anything in-between. A film is an artist’s interpretation. What one takes away from a film depends upon how one interprets what has been seen and heard. Understanding film is indeed difficult.
According to (Bates 665), “Cinematic society refers to the 20th century societal formation that recognizes itself via cinematic apparatus,” he points to the chief place that films hold in
Culture, the way of life of a group of people is a very important aspect of human existence. Indeed the culture of a certain people is extremely significant to them that they strive as much as possible to prevent its extinction by passing it down from one generation to another. Over the centuries, oral telling , art making and subsequently writing have been methods of passing and preserving culture and then recently film making. The film and the media have proven to be an extremely strong factor when it comes to portrayal, proclamation and even preservation as a result of the numerous numbers of people the media has access to. For the purpose of this essay, I would be visiting the history of film in Australia, its cultural importance and significance and its distinct examples in modern day film.
Living thru my struggles as a single parent, my experience in developing and implementing urban programs, as well as my drive and determination, can add value to the learning environment of the Perkin’s academic community. In addition, I am confident that the M.A.M Urban Ministry studies will augment my capacity to fulfill God’s plan for me and my purpose as a change agent in our ever-changing urban communities.
Hollywood is a very powerful modern day institution, where a star's image can characterize, shape and circulate societal myths and ideologies. The construction of a star's image as a commodity of their societal myths and ideologies has the extraordinary power to exert messages so that even the smallest details become significant yet not overtly obvious. How a star's image is produced and then consumed can justify a society's relationship with that image and therefore aid in explaining the social construction of what society deems as their 'reality'. A star's image is created through a range of representations churned out by Hollywood. Capitalism from the commercialization of these images has made Hollywood the dominant force it is
This journal concludes that “While film can be considered an artistic expression, albeit a commercial one, it also crosses into the public consciousness through the influence of its images”. When he concludes the author also points out that film as a medium should be used to inform teachers, students, and parents about individual abilities and social
This article explains the use of power in film and tv, where different social groups have more power over others. It defines Hegemony as “dominance and subordination in the field of relations structured by power”, simply explaining that one social group will dominate over another. He explains how this works in film, as mass media assists in popularising the “elites” morality. He gives an example of American Children’s TV shows, where by 1990 they consisted on toy-based programmes as a way of marketing and influencing children, as an example of how hegemony is in our daily lives.
During the course of this essay it is my intention to discuss the differences between Classical Hollywood and post-Classical Hollywood. Although these terms refer to theoretical movements of which they are not definitive it is my goal to show that they are applicable in a broad way to a cinema tradition that dominated Hollywood production between 1916 and 1960 and which also pervaded Western Mainstream Cinema (Classical Hollywood or Classic Narrative Cinema) and to the movement and changes that came about following this time period (Post-Classical or New Hollywood). I intend to do this by first analysing and defining aspects of Classical Hollywood and having done that,
One can note the prevalence of advertisements the movie theater embraces through sponsored products and even promoting other movies to watch. The improvement of technology itself plays a major role in individuals spending more money. With an increase in improvement to sound quality and 3D imaging people are willing to spend hundreds of dollars to produce films in HQ knowing that their audience will spend their money for the “perfect” movie experience. For example the film Magic Mike XXL attracts the attention of women as an audience because it allows them to imagine Channing Tatum a lead actor within the film giving them a lap dance. This is where Film director Von Göll states “ we are ‘not yet’ in the film” which then permits these women to sexually fantasize having it done to them in real life because the 3D IMAX allows the audience to sit in the movie theater and become a part of the film itself. Evidently, there is an atmosphere of low culture and high culture embedded within present society’s cultures because to make a production, rather it be an opera for upper classmen or a movie for the working class, one must have the funding’s to generate this kind of
Movie is a tool to express ideas. In the long history of movie, people use movie to express their anxiety or discontent to society and government. In different area people use different movie technics to express ideas. The difference between movies in technics are affected by different social environment and ideology of people. This thesis uses two movies as examples to discover the relation between movies and labor situation in society and examine how movie present a screen shot of social dynamics.
New currents in European cinema began to arise in the nineteen eighties. Globalization radically impacted the form and content of cinema much in the same way that it reshaped politics and economics. With the formation of the European Union, the destruction of the fracturing of the Soviet Republic, and the advent of the internet, artistic sensibilities began to blur across country lines. This is not to say that nations ceased to have their specific cultural relevancy within their films. Rather, they gained the benefit of drawing upon multiple sources of inspiration that have each had their own long histories. The redrawing of political and social borders forced individuals to encounter old ideas for the first time, producing a synthesis that is responsible for the modern progression of the art.
We know that television and movies can have various effects on us, our lives, and our society. We must understand that much of what we see on television or in the movies are there in order for us to change our minds about certain views or opinions. What is this but social control? In the current era of globalization, we must all be aware of the different factor that go into the production of television and movies and their implications on
Indian cinema has been one of the most dominant and distinguishing features of the subcontinent’s culture for the past sixty years. I am here to discuss, the ways in which cinemas in India have evolved from ancient times. How the tradition is changing and that Indian movies are not just- dance, music and colors, but much more meaningful than that. Nationalism and Nations are invented traditions and there is an inherent relationship between Indian Cinema and nationalism. It depicts the concept of national identity and invented traditions, and how cinemas in India use the