What is the effect of movies ?
what is the effect of movies ?on youth. is it good or bad.
I believe it is in general a good thing, although for some movies kids need explanation of grownups to explain them some things , what is real and what is not, what is important and what is to be avoid.
The only thing that lacks is that movies don't have descriptive value in comparison to books and kids in high percentage miss the real value of represented character/s.
Also there are a categories of movie and various types of productions. You quite can't put together entertaining genre of romantic comedies and action fantasies and film noir and historical documentaries.
For me I always feel completely disconnected with reality after Ive seen a film, I get completely lost in them - that's bad because it does funny things to my head, my perception and my thoughts immediately afterwards.
For me I go for the entertainment....its always fun to laugh. But if a movie has a good moral to the story, that is good too. No blood and gore for me.
Film in general has changed the way we perceive all media. Theatre of the last 50 years increasingly uses short bursts of dialogue and action for "Scenes" and shies away from longer-form "Acts". Books, as well, have found success with shorter chapters and sentences (See Kundera and Palahniuk...wow, never thought I'd put them in the same sentence).
So, generally speaking, film sets up media for the youth as a fast-paced, low-attention-requirement experience and makes the longer, more meandering meditations on life once so prominent in art (Proust, Joyce, James, Melville etc...) a rarity. If we take cues from our experiences with art as signifiers of "the way life is lived", then in general the youth will be taught that life happens in short bursts. Taking this perhaps further than I have a right to, this would suggest that everyday slow periods of life, so valuable for meditation on oneself and the world becomes perceived as just that thing that happens between real "events", and thus the antithesis of "real" lived life. Obviously this is terribly opposed to the reality of life, which will make itself apparent, though perhaps still unrecognized, or recognized only as an obstacle, in a series of collisions with perceived life. This is why the premise of novels like Joyce's "Ulysses" are so strange to people, yet so important.
This is not to say I don't enjoy films quite a lot, or that good films don't deserve our appreciation, and I certainly don't mean to say that film is incapable of dealing with the nature of life in a slow, meditative way. It's just important that we are aware of the way we interact with media as we are engaging with it. So the question seems to be less "what is the effect?", but more "in what context are the youth taught to engage with movies?" and the answer to the original question will follow implicitly.
by John Roberts 6 years ago
What video games do you reckon should have film adaptations?With failures such as Far Cry, The Super Mario Brothers and House of the Dead proving that directors are incapable of making a basic story work, the film industry needs YOU to help it! What video games should have a film, and why?I...
by John B Badd 8 weeks ago
I am not asking about the effect of burning oil or spilling it in the ocean. I am looking to find out how removing oil from the ground effects the ecosystem. Imagine we drained it and did not use it or spill it if it would help put you in the mind state for this forum.The way I...
by MickeySr 7 years ago
What films were favorites of yours when you were 10 or 12 or so that you still watch from time-to-time and enjoy as much as ever? What 'old' movies do you share with your kids or grandkids?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|