Impact Of National Film And Television On The 21st Century

1177 WordsNov 3, 20145 Pages
National film and television matters in the 21st century because it embodies and conveys the values and beliefs of the culture producing it. We use film to tell stories about who we are and how our society works. Film is a record of how individual cultures have presented themselves to the outside world. It demonstrates what concerns us and is important to us in everyday life, allowing us a rare opportunity to understand each other regardless of economic, racial and national boundaries. It also benefits large corporations and the governments of the countries the films are being made in by using multiple methods including presenting a biased opinion or theory and also emotionally manipulating the audience. Not only does Film and Television communicate ideas and essential components of culture, it is a crucial educational tool that can be used to cause the audience to rethink how they view the world. The name ‘Bollywood’, a combination of Hollywood and Bombay, known today as Mumbai, refers to the huge Indian film industry that has been influencing the way people all over the globe think about Indian culture for almost a century. Bollywood reflects mostly the North Indian culture, filmed primarily in the Hindi language. Bollywood is estimated to produce over 400 full length films each year. Millions of people will go to the movie theatres to watch a film, or catch one on the TV at home and it strives to represent its nation’s social, national and personal aspirations. For

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