An illustrative example can be seen in the Mayr`s character who stood up for his own beliefs despite his drinking. In fact, the contemporary social aspects which were the topic of the movie are still present in the American society. Mookie`s personality with its rage and violence can be detected in African American young men. On the contrary , the rage and the hate can achieve the target of the movie through raising the society`s awareness and turning the attention to needed change in the beliefs system. The life volume carried through twenty years ago carries a live value due to its persistent societal issues in the American life such as Racism and stereotyping seeking social harmony and cultural competency.
Divorce of all types are becoming a common occurrence in the United States, but negative effects are leaving men, women and children in psychological turmoil. Divorce is one of those problems that could have endless probable causes. Perhaps young couples are less committed and put forth less effort to work out problems that otherwise could be solved by discussion and compromise. However, according to Daily Infographic, divorce is commonly caused by poor communication, financial troubles, abuse, infidelity and lack of attraction (Divorce in America). This could be a single cause, or a multitude of causes that could push a once loving couple to the point of signing legal papers.
There are many social problems that exist in the world today, which includes but do not limits to self-identity and racism. However, they somehow go unnoticed because at times people conform to what society thinks is the way to live. In my opinion, people believe they should act or feel a certain way because of what is broadcast on television, featured in magazines, and even brought into the limelight by celebrities. After viewing the movie Crash, in my opinion, the movie targets on going social problems that are constantly being swept under the rug to this present day. I deem Crash a race movie because it forces the audience to question their own moral values.
Police Corruption in America The missions statement of police agencies usually highlight with pride the maintenance, promotion, and protection of peace, order, safety, and justified law enforcement in communities and the entire nation. Police officers are agents meant to bust crimes and get the bad guys. The police agency that the public use to lean on as the legitimate authority figure to come to the rescue however has created conflicting public perception. The misconduct of some police officers that include abuse of power and corruption tainted the good reputation of the agency overtime. The public trust on the agency has been broken and that has caused some members of the society to distrust and have doubts to service motives of police officers.
Whilst it is generally accepted that Hollywood films may desensitise children to the consequences of violence, we shou... ... middle of paper ... ...dia and the way it reacts is especially important in society today. Everyday, interpretations of texts are made available to us in the form of mass media such as newspapers and television and it is in our interpretation of these media texts where the basis of public opinion is formed. In summary, the study of media is a crucial tool for regulating what is said and what should not be said. It gives us the power of choice and the power to question. Its main concern is with helping us develop an informed and critical understanding of the nature of media, the techniques used, and the impact of these techniques.
The film serves an eye-opener to society, and another reminder that we must think critically about what is presented to us. It draws parallels with our society and reminds us that if we do not stay vigilant, we may not be able to make our own decisions in life. Film could be considered to be the most significant cultural text of the decade. Each of these three films directed by Peter Weir have significance and importance, as they almost force society to look itself in the mirror and get a shock. I encourage readers to watch these films, and think about the importance of their messages.
The public has made this an issue that the government and media must deal with in order to make both the broadcasters and the general public happy. It has been proven that violence on television, as well as sex and obscene language has an ill effect on society and it is the governments job to do something about it. Through the use of technology, great advances have been made, but there is still a lot to be done. Devices such as the V-chip and the rating system are small steps in a large gray area of politics. There has to be a "middle of the road" on which everyone can agree, but the government is responsible for laying the groundwork for compromise.
As times changed and American society became more informed about reality and the violence which took place, the codes were modified, eventually leading to film ratings. Although Americans were more aware and the ratings provided some restrictions, this did not mean that emulation and confusion were eliminated co... ... middle of paper ... ... actions. From birth to death, people in America will live in a society in which their education and their futures revolve around the mass media and its messages, whether they are positive or negative; it is the American way of life. References Cable News Network. (1998, March 26).
Hence, as historians, we need to extricate the historical value from films and distinguish these facts with other historical evidence. Good films such as D.W. Griffith’s Musketeers of Pig Alley can make valuable contributions to our historical understanding. However, merely watching a film is not enough and it is up to us to develop from these general ideas about gangsters and use other historical documents from the time in which these events occurred and use primary sources such as print media to construct an accurate understanding of gangsters.