Movies have become one of the most influential factors in modern society. From starting new trends to schooling the standard people, movies undoubtedly make an impression the general public. Since the discovery of the extremely first movie in 1890s, movies have become a visual documentation on events of human development. Talking about the films that are produced for entertainment purposes, here is a quote, from the Pulitzer Prize winner film critic Roger Ebert:
“We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls. They allow us to enter other minds not merely in sense of identifying with the characters, but by seeing the world as another person sees it. inch
Roger once said that art is the nearest that we could come to understanding how a new person feels and movies as an amalgum of audio and visual form of martial arts disciplines, makes a very complex and sophisticated form of art. There is an undeniable effect that movies have in our thought process. When we exit a theatre after watching a soaptoday movie, we leave with the definite kind of thoughts dependant on the movie we viewed. With your responsibilities of daily life we skip through myriads of social and emotional aspects that keep us humane. We live in a new with so much colors and variations of human aspects but we fail to recognize and revel in, while busy in our responsibilities. And that is where movies are a sweet reminder of what we are and what we have. Let us take “Forrest Gump” for instance that portrays the purity of a guy, with the spirit to make something out of himself despite all the disadvantages. Or the more recent one “Happythankyoumoreplease”, which shows characters, no not the same as the ones in our neighborhood. The characters in the baitcasting reel world are no not the same as those in our real life and the challenges they face are just a version of the ones we face. And movies help us understand life through different views.
Let us take modern historical period movies and old classic ones, they are a representation of how things were in the days gone by. As ordinary people they tend to be a reminder in our heritage, a source of reminiscence and nostalgia. There are also movies like “Blade Runner” which give us a quick look into how things could be in the future, and there are ones that produce us laugh and rejoice. Schooling us, tickling our funny bone fragments to cautioning us about the future events that could fall upon us, movies have an undeniable influence on our thoughts and actions.
There is little bad with every little good
Movie as a technology has exploded from a simple fast moving bunch of pictures to a complicated industry. With the technology’s ever growing popularity, movies have at the moment become a fundamental element of our daily life. Be it in a friendly chat among friends or the daily news broadcast, movies are one of the subjects of discussion. Primarily a form of entertainment, movies in general is also listed as an informal source of education. Many people tend to study from movies more than any other formal source, although that might seem like an overstatement. In many under developed countries movies and television series are used as the opportinity for schooling individuals for social reform and bring a general change. There is no denying on a vast reach of movies, this however could use a bad effect, as its not all movie carries the same humane values.
Movies that belong to the makes like historical drama, historical war movies and biopics are often criticized when planning on taking liberty with the historical facts. They are accused of folding the story to dramatize events and make interesting movies. One of such movies is “Pearl Harbor”, which was released under much criticism. With film makers taking such liberty with the historical subject matters, it is both disrespectful and unforgivable. Due to such movies naive audiences go on to think a fiction to be the fact, which is not a good thing. On the other hand there are movies that belong to action and horror makes which are criticized for chaotic contents. Owners like Quentin Tarantino in The movies and Anurag Kashyap in Bollywood have their respective reason and logical details regarding such contents. Despite their reasonable details there is no denying that the contact with physical violence may cause personality disorder in kids and other receptive market. You can find proper processes of identification and allotting category a movie goes thru before its release to diminish such adverse effects. However their presence is only as good as the execution.
Movies are Stupid
“The point is not to avoid all Stupid Movies, but to avoid being a Stupid Moviegoer, It’s a struggle isolating the good Stupid Movies from the bad ones… inch -Roger Ebert
Often movies are mentioned as stupid waste of time. The opinion is not wrong alone but we have to bear in mind that there are literally millions of movies which represents a type and there are numerous makes. Though not all of them deserve our attention but not all of them deserve our indifference either. Thus, the duty falls upon us to choose the movie that has to be worth the time. In fact the option of movies differs with each individual. And each type of movies is targeted towards a specific kind of audience.