Movie Analysis : Film, Japanese Clothing, And Japanese Apparel, A Traditional Form Of Japanese Footwear

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Each person holds a separate perspective, whether it is due to demographic differences or specific cultural differences, each audience member has a distinct view of a film. Our topic quote means that we can interpret films in our individual perspectives, as well as how others may perceive us. This not only presents us with what each culture is viewed as, but also if a certain culture is viewed as a hero or a villain. Audience members can only recognize the characters through what is shown to them in the films. If a Japanese character continuously walks in scenes with geta sandals (a traditional form of Japanese footwear), you may assume that the majority of the Japanese population wears them too, due to how they are represented by that sole Japanese character. What we see in motion pictures reflects on how we identify and perceive the world around us. As we understand, what is shown in a film truly affects people outside the theaters, particularly on how specific cultures are identified. As a child growing up watching blockbuster films, when I watched a new, hit movie where a Chinese person was labeled as a nerd, soon after, I was called a nerd; this is through the connection of the film’s view of the Chinese. This stereotype led me to believe that I actually needed to be as smart as the media stated my culture was. What we have seen on the screen emanates what society really views people and its issues as. If it is able to go through Hollywood, then it must really be a…

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