Influence of Hollywood films on the moral Values of Nigerian youths

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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The mass media exert great persuasive effects on the thoughts and behaviors, by encouraging people into new lifestyle patterns, fashion, etc. Among all media, films play a major role in affecting the thinking pattern of the society (Evra, 1990). Films also referred to as motion pictures, involves projecting a series of images into the screen to create an illusion of motion. It is one of the most popular forms of entertainment, enabling people to immerse in an imaginary world for a short period (Olaleye, 2007). In recent times, subtitles that translate different languages have increased appeal of films, especially those from foreign cultures. Subtitles give the audience the…show more content…
2. Paucity of materials Apparently there has been little research work on this topic and many of these works were not readily available for use. 1.8. OPERATIONALIZATION OF TERMS MORAL VALUES Moral values are the standards of good and evil, which govern an individual’s behavior and choices. Individual’s morals may derive form society and government, religion, or self. HOLLYWOOD FILMS Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, California. It has long been a film and an entertainment center, in the USA. Hollywood films are films or movies produced in America or films produced y American film producers. INFLUENCE This the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behaviors or opinions of others CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1. HISTORY OF FILMS According to Thompson, (2003) Mechanisms for producing created, two-dimensional images in motion were demonstrated as early as the 1800’s, with devices such as the Zoopraxiscope and kinescope. These machines were outgrowths of simple optical devices (such as the Kodak cameras), and would display sequences of still pictures at sufficient speed for the images on the pictures to appear to be moving. A phenomenon called persistence of vision. Naturally, the images needed to be carefully designed to

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