Mass shootings and violence in today’s world is continuing to grow. Many people and groups have been trying to pinpoint blame onto this. Some blame the gun, others blame the media. People who blame the media would
Bobby, you brought up a lot of great points. I never really knew how inconsistent film ratings were. I do agree that it’s unfair to blame the filmmakers and artists. Their job is to tell stories, and in many cases, push the envelope. How do you propose we revamp the rating system? Should there be more ratings, more explicit descriptions of the rating and why it was given?
I do see where you’re coming from when you talk about the ‘problem of parenting’. Parents are responsible for their children and what they consume. Should there be a baseline for ages at movies besides just the R rating?
Thanks for your insight Bobby! I look forward to reading more!
This is a great post and unfortunately, very truthful of today’s society. Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPh8QoSdBPM&t=876s I wouldn’t necessarily say it has the most accurate information, but it is very revealing and honest about youth today. The most important and undisputed fact in the video is that since social media…[Read more]
You know the does art imitate life or life imitate art age-old debate? That is taken in an entirely new form here. However, rather than a one or the other argument, like the previous question, the question I pose
I think society influences film, and film influences society. They go hand and hand some things aren’t even thought about until it is seen in a film. That is why it is important to make certain films that make people aware of what is happening around them. It is like giving a person a chance to walk in someone else’s shoes in a sense.
I think there is a difference between a film and a movie. A movie is something that serves to entertain an audience, for example The Avengers (2012) lacks artistic concepts. But, the movie is extremely entertaining. Whereas, a film is art, it has a purpose and message. For example the film The Lobster (2015) has a deeper message and reflects societies dull idea of love. So, a movie is influenced by society to be entertaining and has the sole purpose to make as much money as possible. Thus, they target as many people ass possible. But, a film influences society, and is influenced by society at the same time. They take concepts from our everyday life and turn them into something beautiful with a message and tries to influence you into believing something. Great paper.
When you watch a film, can you notice how produced and funded a film can be? It can have an exquisite production design, high budget special effects, A grade actors, and real locations. But it wasn’t always like
I like what you have, but your execution needs only slightly more work to be amazing. I would say in the beginning your speech needs to be more consistent and flowing, not too many pauses. Once you start talking about how much the mom means to you (in context of the text) then you can start taking those long pauses, it’s more powerful and…[Read more]
This post required a lot of effort from you and I’m glad I found it. I wish this interview can be transmitted to all high school students. Mr. Adamo was very distanced and did not get emotionally involved when answering the questions. This is good and further emphasizes the point that every student goes through high school issues. It’s not…[Read more]
Most people that walk into a movie theater want to be entertained. They go in to sit back and relax and sit at a screen to take their mind off things. As it should be. There is nothing wrong with watching the
Bobby, I really enjoyed reading this post. I am taking film studies this year and it really puts into perspective what goes into making a film. Every time I go see a movie now I look into the aspects of what it takes to make a movie. I think this is a very important question in what you are asking. Many people don’t think movies are art when in fact they are. People’s dreams are put into their movies not to mention a lot of effort too. This should be put out there because many people go unaware. Here is an article I think you might like about movies and how they relate to art: https://mubi.com/lists/movies-are-art-now-than-ever-arthouse-movies
I am really moved by your post, “Are movies art?” because I too enjoy the art of movies and take them very seriously. I like to watch movies and do much more than simply enjoy it, I want to be part of them and this really proved to others just how much effort it takes to make a single movie and call it art. Movies are most definitely the highest form of art and my favorite so thank you for writing this.
-This post was focused on obesity primarily. I mentioned the word overweight to cover the whole spectrum and be more general, because I realize obese is not the correct term to describe all unhealthy people, and if I was too specific, then the unhealthy people reading this wouldn’t have cared. I didn’t want people to walk away from this post…[Read more]
I will repeat what I said in my post. “There are people out there who have a legitimate and valid excuse for being obese.” But what most people consider “legitimate” and “valid” are not. If I had to respond to your example, exercise would help her stay healthy and even reduce her stress levels.
-I responded to Ethan’s question. So I would…[Read more]
I wish it was different Ethan, but stats don’t affect people that much anymore. If that was the case, people would have listened to the growing cases of obesity these days and the problem would have lessened, or at the very least stayed the same, not grown exponentially.
Obesity is NOT a mental illness. Even if it was, it shouldn’t matter.…[Read more]
I’m glad you brought this to my attention. I agree with you that the most effective way of trying to lose weight is weight gain itself, and then some people are able to look in the mirror and want to change their bad habits. But what I was saying was that once people are obese or have an unhealthy body and don’t care, statistics are…[Read more]
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