film vs real life

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  1. sarovai profile image76
    sarovaiposted 9 years ago

    All films are for entertainment or is it reflecting the real life.Some people compare their life with films which makes me wonder?.

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It really depends on the filmmaker and the genre of the film.  You can see a lot of social and political comentary being made in films and it is intentional.

  2. PhilD41 profile image60
    PhilD41posted 9 years ago

    For me it is still strictly entertainment.  There has to be some aspects of reality in movies to make them believable and enjoyable.  Even the movies based on real stories are modified to make them more entertaining though.  I am sure others will disagree, and they are allowed, but for me I look for the entertainment value.

  3. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    That's a version of the ages old question, "Does life imitate art, or does art imitate life?" (or worded the other way around - not sure).

    There was a writer's book out once (not sure if it's still being published), "The 32 Plots".  The idea was that all stories about people essentially involve one of "The 32 Plots".  (That's why people today can still relate to Shakespeare's work.)  It's also why so many people feel as if their life is a movie, a novel, a soap opera, or even a fairy tale.  smile

    Assuming a movie isn't something like science fiction, I think people creating dramas and comedies aim to include the things that make a lot of elements in the movie seem like real life, which means that viewers are going to see a lot of things they identify with in the movie.  (Even science fiction includes "realities of human nature", usually - unless it's just meaningless junk.) 

    Sometimes, though, people will see a movie a copy what they've seen because it appealed to them.  Years ago the movie, Annie Hall, inspired a whole fashion look for real-life women.   

    Even when it comes to something Disney's animated fairy tales; as I've gotten older and stopped just seeing the stories at face value, I've come to see a lot of real human nature behind the fantasy stories.

    1. sarovai profile image76
      sarovaiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It is really interesting the way you compare real human nature to animated fairy tales.

  4. arunjain1989 profile image60
    arunjain1989posted 9 years ago

    I personally like movies which people can relate to...and Lisa HW i really liked the way you put forth the point!!

  5. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    arunjain, thanks.  Not long ago I was listening to talk radio, and they were joking about how "in the movies they always.....".  People were calling and making fun of what they often put in movies and how "nobody really does that".   It struck me funny when they started to make fun of how every person (who's supposed to be an "ordinary person") in the movies who is emptying out their grocery bags after shopping takes out a loaf of French bread and a head of lettuce.  Well, every time I shop I have that loaf of French bread and head of lettuce in my grocery bags.   smile   It struck me that my "ordinary-ness" can sometimes mean seeing things in my ordinary life in movies.  Contrary to what all those talk radio callers thought, those movie-makers know what they're doing.   smile

    1. arunjain1989 profile image60
      arunjain1989posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Lisa i totally agree with you....And the way you make me agree with you is simply amazing!!i have become your fan.


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