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Television's Affect on the Viewers

- “I find myself sympathizing with him: when he is depressed, I pity him; when he is wronged, I feel anger toward those who have betrayed him; and when he is successful, I share in his happiness”(Harold, 296). Tony Soprano is a bad man. He kills people, orders others to kill people, and threatens people on a daily basis; yet somehow we still like him and feel like we can relate to him. While watching a show like The Sopranos, sometimes we question ourselves, is there anything morally wrong with caring about Tony Soprano when we know he is a bad person....   [tags: the sopranos, sympathy, revenge]

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Video Games Are Not Safe For Young Viewers

- Vanderbilt blogger Emily Hughes states that “video games have been around for over 50 years, starting as coin-operated console and computer games.” Video games have progressed from simple two-dimentional video games with simple controller actions to realistic and three-dimentional video games that involve full mental and physical attention. The first video game launched was Spacewar in 1962, where the game consisted of multiple simple commends to control spaceships with the objective for the spaceships to battle to the death while in space....   [tags: Video game, Entertainment Software Rating Board]

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Viewers Perceptions of On-Air Cursing

- This study used a 2 x 2 x 2 design to examine the effects of warning labels, bleeping, and gender on viewers' perceptions and enjoyment of a docu-drama. We also examined the individual difference variable of verbal aggressiveness to test for possible interactions. Overall, the warning labels increased enjoyment of the program containing profanity among college students. Bleeping had no effect on either program liking or perceptions of realism; however, bleeping decreased perceptions of the program's offensiveness, and increased viewers' perceptions of profanity frequently estimates....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Effects Of Television On Viewers Than Reality Tv

- Introduction. The internet has become the television industry’s prime competitor. Reality TV has been a staple in American homes since as early as 1948. Current reality shows are edited and usually scripted to add to the dramatics of the show. The internet has opened more media outlets such as YouTube which has become a place for people to create uncut, real-life, video footage. Television has never been raw video straight from the camera which leads to setbacks with viewers for that reason alone....   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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Movie Analysis : The Movie ' Crash Left Viewers '

- The average viewers of movies movies today may utter that they watch movies merely just for pleasure; however, today’s movies offer more fulfilling values to us than we generally realize. Films today provide us with a substantial amount of insight into some of todays most debatable topics. Look at the Pursuit of Happiness for instance, viewers believed after watching that they could fight for what they truly wanted even though their situations may be difficult. Similarly, like Will Smith who fought for himself and his son so that they too could be better off after struggling through very tough times....   [tags: Race, Racism, Ethnic group, Sandra Bullock]

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Manipulating and Deceiving Viewers with Sound Bites and Images

- Manipulating and Deceiving Viewers with Sound Bites and Images In Duguid and Brown’s article ‘The Social Life of Documents’, the authors make mention of how documents usually tend to raise more debate than suppress it. This is true, as there can be an innumerable amount of possible interpretations for one document alone. However, while there is no ‘right’ interpretation of a document, there has to be a set of standards to abide by to judge all of these competing ideologies. This is where the use of sound bites and images used in news media tend to be a source of debate....   [tags: Journalism ]

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Gender Roles Of Films And How Are Viewers Affected By This?

- How are gender roles represented in films and how are viewers affected by this. Contents: Introduction Disney Films Top Grossing Films Japanese Films Conclusion In this research report I aim to explore the way in which gender roles have been represented in films through time and to analyse if the representation of each gender role has changed. More specifically I would like this report to acknowledge, in particularly, if women’s representations have changed over the years, and if so why or why isn’t this....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Man, Male]

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Contemporary Media Influences The Perception Of It 's Viewers

- RIDHIMA 1 Ridhima Gupta English 203 Professor Hon November 28,2015 Abstract Contemporary media influences the perception of it 's viewers. The portrayal of nurses has been altered throughout media. Whereas, they are caregivers in the hospital who work just as hard as the physicians, media fails to portray the reality of the career. Given the fact that I wish to pursue the nursing career media did influence me to take upon the career choice, however, what the media shows is totally different that what the nurses themselves testify, an...   [tags: Nursing, Physician, Florence Nightingale, Nurse]

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Disney 's Role Model For Young Viewers

- Walt Disney productions have created a line of popular film franchises starring a princess heroine, it is a common formula for Disney films to create a perfect role model for young viewers. Disney heroines are often portrayed young, pretty, virginal, sweet-natured, and obedient, viewers can relate to Disney films without knowing the messages it sends to the audience. The portrayal of heroines of Disney films, as Kathy Maio describes, "Disney heroines haven 't changed very much since Snow White: they are all happy housewives." Disney has a sad history of stereotypes (from gender to racial) and placing gender roles under every character ....   [tags: Walt Disney, The Walt Disney Company, Woman]

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TV Ratings Benefit Viewers

- What we and our children are watching on TV has become a concern to many. Some feel like there should be something to help decide what they think is appropriate and what is not. So in today's world TV ratings are a must. TV ratings might just be one of the best ways to control what is coming into our homes. With TV ratings we won't have to research every show that our children want to see. We only have to look in the corner of the TV to see what the program might contain, and then if we don't approve we can tell that child that he or she must change the channel....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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Growth of Television Viewers in the 1950's

- Growth of Television Viewers in the 1950's During the nineteen twenties and thirties, depended on each other for entertainment. The wealthier people would go to the opera to see other people perform or to a play. One source tells us of other activities that people used to do to amuse themselves before television became popular: 'I can recall great big picnic parties. We used to go off on our bikes. About seven or eight families would get together and ride off to the North Downs for a picnic and rounders and cricket'....   [tags: Papers]

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Alcohol Television Commercials are Misleading Viewers

- Alcohol Television Commercials are Misleading Viewers At any given time a person can turn on their television and find a commercial of some sort. Their main purpose is for them to throw information about their product to anyone who will listen. It is also common for this form of advertisement to be promoting an alcoholic beverage. Whether it’s a catchy song with the chorus chanting “This Bud’s for you!” or three frogs belching “Bud-Wei-Ser!”, viewers learn the slogans and use them in their own lives....   [tags: Media]

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Television’s Impact on its Viewers

- Television’s Impact on its Viewers          Problems arise abundantly in almost every situation, and solutions are even more scarce. To find one great solution to a pressing problem of contemporary society is difficult, yet not impossible. Americans are plagued by the influences of television day in and day out. It is one of the main constants in many individuals lives, while grabbing the attention of families in ninety-eight percent of America’s homes and is kept on for an average of six and a half hours every day (Cheney 2)....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]

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Accessing the Inuit: Challenges Faced by Atanarjuat’s English-Canadian Viewers

- As a film made by Inuit people and for the Inuit community, Atanarjuat provides the audience with a privileged look into the Northern society. Throughout the film, many viewers are exposed to elements of Inuit culture which are unfamiliar. The film’s director, Zacharias Kunuk, faces a paradox because he wants viewers to feel like insiders of Inuit culture, yet the viewers cannot truly understand the cultural traditions that are represented in the film. The majority of the viewers have never lived in an Inuit community and have very little sense of the ideologies that persist in Inuit society....   [tags: Film Review]

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Understanding Multi Camera Techniques, Location and Viewers with TV Sitcom and Other Examples

- Assignment, Understanding Multi Camera Techniques Coverage of action Coverage of action means the use of multiple cameras in a television production to cover all of the action that is in the scene. THE I.T CROWD: SITCOM An example of this I have used is in the TV sitcom: ‘The I.T Crowd Season 1Episode 2 Calamity Jen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Y1q9RqBfc) - this scene shows two characters discussing what one of them has eaten and a stress machine the other character has built and another character soon enters in later doing funny movements trying to show off the shoes....   [tags: Shot, Spacial Relationship, Audience]

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The Importance of Color in Web Design

- Color is very important in web design. This is because when you invite someone over to your house you want them to not only see but to feel the vibe of the room or house itself. If the house is very appealing then you would want to visit it again, but if it wasn’t then you wouldn’t want to visit the house again. This goes along with websites perfectly. If a website is poorly designed or poorly colored then why would you want to come back. Another example going with the house idea is about the content that must match with the colors....   [tags: message, style, viewers]

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Understanding the Concept involved in Media Communication

- ... I studied Media at both GCSE and BTEC Level 3. Whilst on these courses I produced a variety of media projects including creating material for a local community radio station (KCFM), produced and starred in various short films (such as The Tale of Misty & Joel) and advertisement production. Whilst at Hull College I have worked on publicity shots for a variety of projects for national and local media related businesses (GAME, Platform). I am also one of the student "reps" for the college, a title of which I am very proud....   [tags: production, viewers, camera]

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YouTube: More than Entertainment

- More than 1 billion people visit YouTube on a monthly basis (Reuters). To put that in perspective, The United States only a population of 317.6 million, while the highest, China, has a population of 1.355 billion (""). Youtube has become so renowned, it has gone from a noun to a verb. Want to watch someone getting trying to do stunts but failing. YouTube it. Want to see a monkey fling it's poo at someone. Well maybe not, but yes it's probably on YouTube. Or want to learn how to do a useful task, say like how to fix a car's radiator or learn a new language....   [tags: Youtube, Videos, Viewers, Online]

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What Is News?

- One of main Ides in this chapter "What is News" its people study, how they characterize the news for them. For some people news means "important and interesting things that happened during the day", but without a doubt not all of them have the same view as other people believe, for some news it is a way to take their minds off their own trouble. While the journalist of this book believes that news is history in its first and best form, the expressions of the passions of the public, or the prejudices of journalist....   [tags: journalism, viewers, reporting ]

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Film Techniques Used in Shrek to Ensure the Broadest Possible Appeal To Viewers

- Film Techniques Used in Shrek to Ensure the Broadest Possible Appeal To Viewers The animators of 'Shrek' use many film techniques to make certain of the broadest possible appeal to viewers. For example, its constant references to popular culture, its new style of animation, its wide range of characters and most of all its humour. 'Shrek' was an award winning film in 2000, receiving an Oscar for 'Best Animated Film'. The popularity, both on the big screen and DVD/VHS, is due to its wide audience appeal and the use of the latest ground-breaking animation techniques....   [tags: Papers]

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Viewers' Sympathy for Derek Bently in the Film Let Him Have It

- Viewers' Sympathy for Derek Bently in the Film Let Him Have It Peter Medak gains sympathy for the character Derek Bently by showing his misfortune throughout the film. Derek Bently was wrongly executed. The film shows the mistakes of the decision and the dangers of capital punishment. Derek has epilepsy and isn't very intelligent. These factors are used to create sympathy for Derek and create a feeling that he isn't fully in control of himself. Because of his low intelligence, Derek gets into trouble....   [tags: Papers]

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How the Trailer for The World Is Not Enough Makes Viewers Want to Watch the Film

- How the Trailer for The World Is Not Enough Makes Viewers Want to Watch the Film James Bond films have always been popular, but producers still need to draw in new viewers. They do this in a variety of ways but the trailers are always the most important. In this essay I will be analysing the key points that make a successful trailer. In this Bond film, James must battle against Renerd, a man who feel physical pain due to a bullet in his head, when he decides to sabotage the construction of the new King pipeline, an oil line that can give oil to the world for the future....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effectiveness of Goldeneye's Pre-credit Sequence at Gaining the Viewers Attention

- The Effectiveness of Goldeneye's Pre-credit Sequence at Gaining the Viewers Attention The film Golden Eye (1995) is a well known film. Martin Campbell, the director uses many techniques such as death defying stunts, villains, attractive Bond girls, exotic locations, and sarcastic humour to create an exciting action film. Even though the audience all know that MI6’s finest agent James Bond will escape near death, save the day and bed the girl, we all return to watch the next mission....   [tags: Papers]

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Reality TV

- Purpose of the present paper When first faced with the presence of others, we commonly seek information about them or aspire to bring into play information already possessed. We establish interest in such things as their socioeconomic status, their conceptions of self and their attitudes towards us. Once informed, we are able to produce desired responses based on our actions. If unacquainted with other individuals, it is not uncommon that we study their demeanour, conduct or clothing in order to provide basis for untested stereotypical perceptions (Goffman 1959)....   [tags: Dramaturgical Perspective, Viewers]

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Film Analysis: Citizen Kane

- The most important is a film that is consistent , that is like a spiral that lead the viewer to the unique and specific center that is related. Citizen Kane is one of the best films achieved in the history of cinema. But not only that characterizes this masterpiece, as it is also the riskiest film is conceived within a film , the film that broke with the classical language and inaugurated modernity in film communication. Today you can see still shots that mimic those made by the great Filmmaker Orson Welles and even do it as a tribute , but as something that comes from deep within the story itself that account since Citizen Kane is a classic film modern cinema....   [tags: history of cinema, viewers]

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Exploration of How Peter Medak Gains Viewers' Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the film Let Him Have It!

- Exploration of How Peter Medak Gains Viewers' Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the film Let Him Have It. Peter Medak chose to make a film about the case of Derek Bentley because he wanted to get across his views on capital punishment, as he thought it was wrong and wanted other people to see why he felt this way. His film is based on a case that really happened in the 1950's where Derek Bentley was accused of murder and hung. He chose to use this case as he felt that Derek was wrongly accused and did not deserve the sentence given to him....   [tags: Papers]

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Why Viewers Have Compassion for Frankenstein

- Because each person reacts to differences in different ways it is a difficult subject to explain. In my opinion the films "Frankenstein" and "Edward Scissorhands" both mirror how society as a whole reacts to differences. The Frankenstein monster really is no more then a scared, confused child who feels as if his father has rejected him. Because of this he is driven to violent behavior and that is when everyone notices the differences. When he was by the shore of the lake with the little girl he was excepted, she did not see him as a monster but someone to play with....   [tags: Free Frankenstein Essays]

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The Media is the Unofficial Fourth Branch of Government

- Consider the people around you. Most  of them are informed adults who keep  up with the current events and state of their nation. How they do this, is, of course, by watching the 7­o­clock news with their family, or maybe reading CNN on their mobile phone on their morning bus ride to work. Even listening to the radio as they drove in their car for 5 minutes could have given them some idea as to how their government is doing. And what matters the most is how it's presented. The media has this immense power, this way of showing things how their network wants, and influencing how citizens might look at the actions of their government. I do agree with the notion that the media is the unoff...   [tags: media, news, scandals, viewers]

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Complexity Of The Tv Vs. The Viewer

- Complexity of the TV VS. The Viewer One of the biggest entertainment that america follows today is the television, millions of programs have been written, and produced for not only entertainment but some also to education. There 's tons of channels that have specific kinds of shows, Animal Planet and History would have educational programs while channels such as MTV and Spike is more for just entertainment. Steven Johnson,a Journalist teacher at New York University and Author of Watching TV Makes You Smarter, expresses his ideas that over the years TV has gotten more complex and is actually healthy to watch....   [tags: Television, Television program]

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Television 's Effect On The Viewer

- Reality Shows That Are Not Beneficial To the Viewer Television has grown to become a very important part of most people’s lives as most people have turned to Television as their primary, mode of receiving mass communication, news, and entertainment. Television delivers both audio and visual feedback to the user thus being the preferred mode of entertainment and receiving information. Television is also considerable cheaper than many other forms of entertainment thus making it the preferred mode of communication by most people across the globe....   [tags: Television, Reality television]

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Film/Viewer Interaction in Apocalypse Now

- “The horror... the horror...”- Colonel Kurtz are the last lines of Apocalypse Now, the Francis Ford Coppola directed war-film masterpiece, which truly explores horror. Typical war films, like Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket or Boulle’s The Bridge on the River Kwai, follow the camaraderie of a protagonist and his unit and their struggles that build up to a violent and climactic confrontation where both sides sustain losses to illustrate the tragedy of war. Apocalypse Now is different; there are only two moments of brief violence that the main character participates in and he rarely talks with anyone else....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Viewer Interaction And Participation On Reality Tv Programming

- Viewer Interaction and Participation in Reality TV Programming Over the last couple of years reality TV shows have particularly shifted to a more viewer engaged format. Competitive reality shows specifically have a lot of viewer interaction. This is because producers often use viewers in these competition-based reality TV shows as elements of the competition Another, one of the many motivations in cultivating a sense of viewer interaction is to ensure that a show has a dedicated group of viewers....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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Why Video Is An Unknown Viewer Into A Qualified Lead?

- These days it seems like countless organizations and marketers understand that video is one of the best ways to generate interest in their brand. You’re likely one of them. You know from all of your marketing research that YouTube is the second largest search engine, and you know, likely from personal experience, why video is engaging. It’s relatable, and it’s entertaining. That’s why 80% of website visitors will watch a video, while only 20% will read content. But video can generate so much more than brand buzz....   [tags: Marketing, Marketing research, Gate, Watch]

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Bias in Balanced Media

- Bias in Balanced Media In traditional American media, we as viewers have given mass media expectations to meet in order to meet our demands. Specifically when it comes to tv news, newspapers or any other journalistic product, we want certain ideals to be expressed in their works. One of these ideals is the balance of these newsgroups. We expect them to be nonpartisan and neutral, providing equal coverage of either side without having any form of bias towards one end. The other ideal is leading the people towards the path of "enlightenment" ....   [tags: leading the viewer to 'enlightment']

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Analysis of an Advertisement on Tsunamis and 9/11

- ... Finally, through the comparison between 9/11 and tsunamis, and the controversial message is sends to viewers. An advertisement that contains a very well developed visual perspective for the viewers, is able to draw the attention to them, and send the message across in an effective manner. The advertisement by World Wildlife Fund, is insinuated to represent what nature is becoming through the actions of individuals careless activities within the planet, and overall how it effects the planet and each individual that lives within it....   [tags: earth, individuals, tragedy, message, viewer]

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Positioning the Viewer in Frontline to Receive a Particular Version of Telling the Truth

- Positioning the Viewer in Frontline to Receive a Particular Version of Telling the Truth All composers of texts position the responder of that text to view their version of the truth in different ways. In the case of Frontline, Rob Stitch and his team position the viewers using a satirical documentary style approach to mock low brow journalism and indeed real life current affairs programs. The easily accessible medium of television encourages the responder to interrogate the events as reality and suggest they are a dramatic reconstruction of events....   [tags: Papers]

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How Peter Medak Gains the Viewer's Sympathy for Derek Bentley

- How Peter Medak Gains the Viewer's Sympathy for Derek Bentley Peter Medak made this film to show what he thinks happened in the case. He also made this film to show what happens from Derek Bentley’s point of view. The film that Medak made is biased in favour of Derek Bentley. Medak made the film in such a way that the viewer feels sympathy for Bentley. The film is about Derek Bentley who is mentally challenged. He meets a gangster called Chris Craig. They both try to break into the warehouse, but they are caught by the police....   [tags: Papers]

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Political Advertising On The Viewer Eyes

- Negative Ads Political ads can be both positive and negative in the viewer eyes. While Stephen Bates and Edwin Diamond believe that political ads aren 't causing a negative effect on voters, Fred Wertheimer believes they are. In this work, I will show that most political ads are not only negative but that they usually don’t work, that they cause voters to become undecided and they make both party members look bad. Political ads are everywhere you look when it comes to voting season. It could be for presidency or even just for local sheriff....   [tags: Democracy, Voting, Voter turnout]

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Exploring How Peter Medak Gains the Viewer’s Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It!

- Exploring How Peter Medak Gains the Viewer’s Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It. Peter Medak (Medak) chose to make this film because it had an interesting story line. Medak might have wanted to prove that the justice system makes mistake and sometimes those mistakes cannot be fixed, like the mistake or the Derek Bentley (Bentley) and Christopher Craig (Craig) case, where someone was hanged for a miss interpretation of evidence. Film directors like Medak use bias as their strong point; it keeps the viewers attention on the movie and begins to get the viewers to imagine what they would do in the situation....   [tags: Papers]

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Peter Medak's Gain of the Viewer's Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It

- Peter Medak's Gain of the Viewer's Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It The film 'Let Him Have it' is a powerful social drama based on a true story. The film's Director, Peter Medak, made this film in 1991 because he thought the judicial hanging of Derek Bentley in 1953 was a grave miscarriage of justice. Peter Medak, like many film directors, used his bias to show his sympathy to the viewers, probably in the hope that the he could pass his sympathy on to many people in order to influence their view....   [tags: Papers]

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How Peter Medak Gains the Viewer's Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It

- How Peter Medak Gains the Viewer's Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It The film 'Let Him Have It', tells the real-life story of Derek Bentley. Derek is a nineteen year old epileptic who is caught breaking into a shed in his early youth. He is sent to approved school but is released early due to his epilepsy and his low IQ. It is later on discovered that Derek has the mental age of eleven, this plays a great part in the injustice later on. After his release he ends up being involved with a local youth, Christopher Craig, an American style gangster with a dangerous hobby....   [tags: Papers]

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Sci Fi (Science Fiction) and Fantasy

- ... Many ancient beliefs from different cultures featured fantastic creatures and places and people with incredible magical powers. Gulliver’s Travels, written in 1726 by Jonathan Swift is considered one of the first true Science Fantasy novels. It is a tale about a man encountering all sorts of strange and seemingly otherworldly things during his trips. In the early nineteenth century Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published, a book featuring a ‘mad scientist’ and his experiment gone wrong. This would later become a classic plot line used in many science fiction films....   [tags: creative, future, reader, viewer]

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa´s Tokyo Sonata: Family Values in an Increasingly Modern Japan

- ... As a former director in a large company, Ryuhei expects more meaningful employment, yet struggles with accepting his fate as a simple mall janitor. All of these obstacles take their toll on the character as observed in his attitude towards the family, whether it is with his wife, or with his sons. A horrible consequence of Ryuhei’s rage presents itself when the family receives a letter from their younger son’s (Kenji) teacher asking for them to allow him to attend music school. Kenji ultimately ends up in the hospital due to his father’s overwhelming rage....   [tags: event, secrets, values, obstacles, viewer]

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Making Advertisements Memorable to the Viewer

- ... This background appeals that Kia Optima has no problem with driving on the bumpy or dusty road. The Kia Optima is pictured with perfect lighting upgraded wheel rims and tinted windows. This visual effect shows beauty of the car and raise purchasing desire. The target customer for this commercial is young middle class people and newly married couple. So this ad more focuses on curiosity and mystique by those settings that I mentioned earlier. In this advertisement, I also could find elements of masculinity that come from Tannen’s book You Just Don’t Understand....   [tags: customer, commercial, targeting]

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Viewer Response - The Graduate

- In The Graduate, the director, Mike Nichols’, emphasizes the mysterious tone of the film with his overuse of lighting, camera angles, and shadows. The uncertainty Benjamin Braddock feels can be seen right from the start as he stands on the moving sidewalk at the airport. He is positioned at the right hand side of the screen moving forward. You can see a large area to the left where the credits appear. I think the director chose this technique for the opening credits to symbolize how this graduate is arriving at a new destination & has much uncertainty in front of him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reality Shows and Their Attempt at a False Reality

- Are Reality Shows Even Real. Everyday, on most networks, a person can find some form of a reality show that fits their likings, from music, to dance, to just a bunch of strangers sharing a house. Ever wonder why a television show based on what is to be actual reality is so intriguing. The truth is reality shows are a false representation of true reality all together. Reality shows are a bias judgment of people and their real lives. Reality shows on television have a tendency to manufacture drama, compromise ethic beliefs, and are altered to portray what the producers believe the viewers want to see....   [tags: Television, Drama, Entertainment]

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Church's Use of the Media For Religious Influence

- The emergence of religious television exemplifies the church’s widespread use of the media for religious influence. It is a useful tool for religious persuasion due to its ability to generate interest in new viewers by assimilation into regular television networks and encouragement of strong emotions due to acting and judicious film technique. Much like the past use of icons and printed word, televangelism has the ability to influence viewers’ opinions but does so by creating an illusion of personalization that reaches a larger audience. By appealing to emotions, televangelism has the ability to catch th...   [tags: Religion]

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Movie Analysis : Film Viewing Preference

- Movies are one of the most popular contents which are produced purely for entertainment. They are loved by almost every age group and class of people. However, people differ in their movie viewing preference according to their gender, age, temperament, and life desires. Today, movies have become a central source of entertainment. When movies were first produced in the early 20th century, no one could imagine that they could grow in popularity to even depose many ancient forms of entertainment. The movie industry evolved and grew from an industry dominated by family oriented businesses to a mature, multifaceted industry....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Fear, Horror and terror]

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Madeleine Shaw 's Healthy Lifestyle

- Madeleine Shaw is a health inspiration to people not only across the nation, but across the world. She has used her YouTube channel to spread the message of healthy living by creating video blogs that discuss her healthy eating regimen, her workout routine, and active lifestyle tips. In a recent video by Shaw, she enlightens viewers on how to eat healthy on a budget by sharing her favorite nutritious, but reasonably priced food items. This video, as well as Madeleine Shaw’s entire health channel reflect an active community of people who are interested in healthy living techniques on YouTube....   [tags: Personal life, Health, Nutrition, YouTube]

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The Reality Of Reality Television

- The reality show phenomenon The first television shows aired in 1948 it was a TV series called Candid Camera by Allen Funt. Have you ever wondered what attracts millions of Americans each week to watch this cultural phenomenon know as “reality TV”. “Reality television episodes have increased to 57% of all television shows that can be found on your TV guides.” Big Brother was one of the first more successful and most viewed reality television show, “When it first started Big Brother would air five times a week and could be viewed on the web 24 hours a day” (Reiss.) So the question many viewers keep asking themselves is should we really be watching reality TV....   [tags: Television, Reality television, Television program]

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The Truman Show By Peter Weir

- The Truman show written by Peter Weir follows the story of Truman Burbank whom of which lives in a fake and false world, but is unaware that his whole life has been controlled by the creator of the show, Christof, and that all the people in his life are actors and his life is a television production and his city is an elaborate television set. The Truman Show is a satirical commentary and talks about how the media is a large influence in our lives. Weir uses many film techniques, such as production design, camera, editing, lighting, sound and characterisation, to make us empathise with the protagonist, Truman, as he learns the truth about his life and escapes the television set and ends Chri...   [tags: The Truman Show, Peter Weir, Ed Harris]

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Grey’s Anatomy Increases Patient Satisfaction

- Meredith Grey, a main character in the television show, Grey’s Anatomy once said, "Surgeons are control freaks. With a scalpel in your hand, you feel unstoppable. There's no fear, there's no pain. You're 10 feet tall and bulletproof.” Dr. Grey said this in the third episode, first season of the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. The ABC series, created by Shonda Rhimes, first aired in 2005, and is in its tenth season, with new episodes on Thursday nights at 9/8 central. The series averaged 16.4 million viewers throughout its first 10 seasons, peaking at 25.41million viewers in the third season....   [tags: Impact of Grey’s Anatomy]

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The Postmorbid Condition by Vivian Sobchack

- ... Sobchack also states that meaningless violence, or violence with no significance is not only prevalent in film, but in everyday life as well. 4. Irony and Satire do contribute to the desensitizing of audiences due to the fact that the meaning of violence is completely abandoned and viewers see only the comedic side of the scene. For example, in Pulp Fiction Jules recites from the Bible before killing his victim, completely turning the attention of viewers from the meaning of the young man’s impending death, and in the scene entitled “The Bonnie Situation,” the cleanup of the killing is focused on more than the senseless, meaningless act itself....   [tags: essay analysis]

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Analysis of The Black Power Mixtape

- The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) is a 1 hour and 40 minute documentary that observes the black power movement in American history. This film is directed by Swedish director Goran Hugo Olson and has detailed footage that was shot during the 1960s and 1970s by Swedish journalists. The footage largely focuses on the black power movements. The film allows viewers to not only grasp a better understanding of this movement but allows us to understand why this movement appealed to Swedish journalists....   [tags: documentary, movement, leaders]

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Television: A Vast Wasteland

- The Cosby Show was the pinnacle of American television. Based on an affluent African-American family in Brooklyn, New York, The Cosby Show demonstrated how to effectively raise a family. The sitcom starred Phylicia Rashad as Clair Huxtable, a confident, assertive, and eloquent attorney. Alongside Rashad was Bill Cosby as Cliff Huxtable, an eccentric and whimsical obstetrician. Together, Clair and Cliff reared five children in the midst of several complex obstacles. When faced with Sondra’s decision not to go to law school, Denise’s decision to discontinue her education, Theo’s satisfaction with mediocre grades, and Vanessa’s rebellious behavior, the Huxtables never ceased to use humor and di...   [tags: Television]

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The Modern Civilization in Contemporary Installation Art

- The history of art has been around before written language. In the ancient time, people drew images of hunting and pregnant women because food and reproduction were the most crucial factors to survive during these periods. However, in this postmodern time period, many contemporary installation artists use sculptural materials and other mixed media to transform the way a particular space is practiced. Objects used in contemporary art have a range from each day of our life or natural materials to new media such as installation, performance, video or sound....   [tags: Art]

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The Phenomenon that Is Gossip Girl

- The cultural phenomenon that is the television show Gossip Girl is centered around the extravagant lives of privileged Manhattanites, and how the cluster of main characters are constantly falling in and out of love. Viewers of the show can be found all across the globe; as of 2012, the show had been broadcast in 197 countries. The show was declared by New York Magazine the “Best Show Ever”. With the reviews in and the show declared a success, there is still one nagging question: why. Why is the show so popular and influential....   [tags: television show analysis]

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Reality Television : An Integral Part Of Reality Tv Programming

- Reality tv has shifted to have viewer interaction than in the past. Competitive Reality Shows specifically have a lot of viewer interaction. One of the many motivations in cultivating a sense of viewer interaction is to ensure that a show has a dedicated group of viewers. The theory is that viewers are more likely to continue to watch a show if they know that their views and concerns are contributing in cultivating the show’s outcome. Thus, while reality tv varies in it’s many formats and genres, researchers agree that viewer interaction and participation has become an integral part of reality tv programming....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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The Potential of Product Placement

- Profit is the bottom line for merchandising. It is often the same thing for television programming. The common denominator for this has been commercials. However, technology has made it possible to allow the viewer to skip those commercials. Some options such as DVR, Hulu, and Netflix do not necessarily even include the commercials. These innovations needed to have a counter response from advertisers. An idea to keep the product front and center was product placement. Products are incorporated into the actual television show....   [tags: commercials, film E.T.]

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The Choice, By Barack Obama

- In “The Choice” by Barack Obama in 2012, the scenes are mostly shot in the living room. There are couches, flowers, and shelves which are full of books and framed pictures. Obama is sitting on a chair and talking to the camera about the choice that the voters have and need to make. He probably chooses this setting with a homey feeling because he wants middle-class viewers to feel like he is one of them, explaining to them as if he is going to each house and talking one-on-one. While he is talking, the camera is clearly focused on his face....   [tags: United States, Barack Obama, Camera]

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The Horror Genre Of Horror

- Penetrating into your subconscious, causing suspicion in mystery. Horror will encompass one 's mind, affecting their subconscious. Every horror genre does this through the psychoanalytic theme’s they implement into their films. Psychology is a major factor used in these films due to its easy ability to penetrate the viewer 's mind. The films tend to target; anxieties, fears, and fantasies which impose intruding thoughts and feelings into audience. The horror genre commonly exemplifies paranoid feelings through religion, mythical fiction, and relevance in our daily lives....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror, Fear]

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Reality Television Has Impacted The World

- What attracts millions of Americans each week to “Reality TV”. Millions of viewers tune in every week to be entertained by gossiping, the drama, and also many real moments in the show. Reality tv has opened many doors for many celebrities and Pop culture as a whole. Reality TV has impacted the world, but it has impacted The United States Of America the most. Studies show that humans like to be entertained by seeing fights and arguments on TV or in person. Many reality TV shows are mixed with scripted and unscripted scenes....   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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The Success of Smash

- Smash on NBC has made a substantial impact on NBC as a network as well as its competing shows. Throughout its run this season, it has already done better than its predecessors in the time slot as well as beat its competitors. Based on how Smash has done and the factors affecting its success, Smash should be picked up for a second season. The factors that play into this are: the ratings for the past few weeks, the overall network rating, its scheduling compared to other shows, its marketing and target audience as well as the production of the show....   [tags: Television]

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- Statement of the Problem Television is a primary source of news for the majority of people (Miller & Kurplus, 2010). Thus, numerous lives are impacted by television news. It is the responsibility of news programs on television to inform the general public each day of stories considered important to bring to the public’s attention. Recently, it has been suggested that there has been an increase in the amount of news stories which may not be significant, included in the news (Boczkowski, 2009; McNamara, 2011)....   [tags: Television, Primary Source, News, Media]

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Who Doesn 't Want Happiness?

- Who doesn’t want happiness. The desire to be happy is something we’ve all craved and desired at one point or another. This overwhelming urge that we humans have to be happy is why it is so heavily focused on during consumer advertisements. Company’s realize that if they make their pitch relate to our happiness and things we hold dear to us we are more likely to purchase their product. The advertisement I chose relies on pathos by drawing the viewer in through happiness, the word play in the advertisement that makes a connection between their soda product and happiness and the social media aspect on which American’s in the twenty first century are drawn to....   [tags: Coca-Cola, Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company]

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Television Commercials and Their Appeal

- Television commercials are used for the sole purpose of persuading viewers to use a specific product. Some are enjoyable and others are not, but they all use different characteristics to communicate to their target audiences. Commercialists use many different techniques, such as association and promotions, to convince viewers to use the products they advocate. Theses methods distinguish the commercials that are more persuasive than others based on how they are set up and how they appeal to the audience....   [tags: Convincing, Products]

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Getting Real With Reality Tv

- A lot of people watch reality TV nowadays. It is like they are being addicted to Reality TV. Our author Cynthia Frisby (2015) said in her article “Getting Real with Reality TV” that people are finding the Reality TV interesting. Cynthia Frisby is associate professor of advertising at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and co-editor of Journalism. The author has really wide variety of experience in writing. The author’s article shows that Reality TV is captivating attention of the people by showing support with statistics, shows the benefits of the reality television, and targets a specific audience....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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In Organic We Trust, a Documentary by Kip Pastor

- ... However, when asked why organic foods are better than normal industrialized foods, almost all of the citizens did not have a clue as to why. Pastor then starts to explain the philosophy about organic, to prove a point about how easily one can be tricked into believing anything, unless properly educated. These points made by Pastor help him further establish his ethos, credibility and motives, Since the facts were extremely knowledgeable. Thus, informing the viewers that Pastor is very intelligent and knows a variety of facts about organic foods....   [tags: food companies, industrialized foods]

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One Life to Live (soap opera)

- One Life to Live is a soap opera broadcasted on the ABC channel on the weekdays. I started to watch this show when I was a sophomore in high school, and when I used to come home from school, my mom would be watching it. That is how I got addicted to it. The story takes place in a town called Llanview. One Life to Live appeals to many viewers because the show keeps the viewers hanging onto the episode’s next scene. The viewers know that if they watch the last scenes of one episode, then, the next day, the story may change or something unexpected might happen....   [tags: essays research papers]

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TV Advertisements and Entertainment

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Future of Cultivation Research

- These articles discuss the future of cultivation research (research on the roles of the message conveyed by television to viewers' perceptions and attitudes) in the context of "changing media environment." Based on the cultivation research since the 1960s, although there are many criticisms, it is argued that current cultivation theory has reached the certain quality of paradigmatic performance. According to Morgan and Sanahan, researchers have generally accepted the fundamental premises of the theory that television, in exposing the messages, possesses incremental effect, although generally it achieves or “cultivates” on the level of mental entity of the viewers....   [tags: media environment, cultivation, agriculture]

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Anti-Legalization Prop 19 Ad Campaign

- Powerful music bursts from your speakers as “The # 1 ADDICTION for 60% of TEENS in Drug rehab” (Anti-Legalization Prop 19 Campaign) hits the smoke filled screen, which is just the beginning of SaveCalifornia’s Stop proposition 19 insightful campaign ads. This commercial went out months before the vote for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in California. It was made to sway the viewers, voters of California, away from making marijuana legal in this state. This SaveCalifornia commercial persuades the viewers to vote no for Proposition 19 by using rhetoric....   [tags: Effective Ad Campaign]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Television Resources

- Americans are doing whatever they can to go green, and not the color. The “green” movement is about people making small lifestyle changes that could help the environment. Recently the economy has been bad enough that the housing market in a state of crisis; therefore, home owners with a need of change are resorting to remodeling and construction in their existing homes instead of moving. In order to save money on products for their home and be compliant with a green lifestyle, people are making decisions and buying products that are more resourceful and less wasteful....   [tags: Conservation ]

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Fat Head by Tom Naughton and Super Size Me by Morgan Spurlock

- As the rising epidemic of obesity has attracted considerable media attention, so has the promotion for maintaining healthy wellbeing. Tom Naughton’s documentary, Fat Head, is a stellar model of this media attention. It examines the exact cause of weight gain, and the reliability of the Government’s nutritional guidelines. The contention of Fat Head is that the U.S Government and Morgan Spurlock (the creator of Super Size Me) present misleading information. However, Naughton’s bias becomes apparent through the careful selection of film techniques, and the silencing of certain characters, who may express opposing viewpoints....   [tags: obesity, media attention, government]

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A Skewed Reality : The Ultimate Advancement Of Technology

- A Skewed Reality Television— the ultimate advancement of technology. The television is a ritual performed by almost every American paying the electric bills (Gerbner 118). It is a routine to relax on the couch while watching the favorite TV show of the year in order to satisfy the needs that were not fulfilled after a gloomy Monday. The television is a habit; people are able to watch or listen to television while cooking, folding the laundry, eating, or even studying. Our need to watch fictitious shows supports the overall business that is capturing our time....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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The World Of Autism, From Untitled ( Sublimation )

- The World of Autism, from Untitled (Sublimation) The photography work of Sarah Hobbs, entitled Untitled (Sublimation), was created in 2006 and printed by chromogenic. Sarah Hobbs builds up a real space and then shoots it to make the work more credible. The size of Untitled is almost a half of gallery wall and gives viewers a strong visual impact. In this work, the thirty-six pots of small bonsai trees are sequenced in rows of six with six an each row, and the other two pots are separately placed on the two-tier workbench, where they accept the shines from outside the window....   [tags: Human, Emotion, Bonsai, Africa]

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Substance Abuse : Doses And Mimosas By Cherub

- E1: Substance Abuse [Doses and Mimosas by Cherub] In the music video, “Doses and Mimosas,” the Cherub successfully portrays that drugs and alcohol is the road to happiness. The Cherub shows the viewers that using drugs and alcohol will resolve all problems. Their video promotes joyous times will occur when your under the influence. In each scene, everyone is bored out of their minds. Once drugs or alcohol gets involved, everyone’s reaction changes. They become alive. They become excited. Their body languages and their moods change in an instant....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse]

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Improving Health Through Nike Soccer Academy

- Improving health through Nike soccer Academy “Richard Willing’s CSI Effects” is about how crime shows are very important, Because they help jurors, some lawyers and others have an idea about how some crime cases are dealt with. According to Willing, due to CSI shows people have unrealistic ideas and rely too heavily on scientific findings. CSI shows have taught jurors about DNA tests but not enough about how to use them. Jurors are sometimes right to expect high-tech evidence, but the shows make them think that real science is always above reproach....   [tags: stretching, food, conditions]

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The Director Of The Film An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

- Robert Enrico, the director of the film An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge crafted a masterpiece that leaves viewers questioning “What just happened?” The film can become easily misleading to viewers due to the blurred lines between illusion and reality. Enrico uses strategic, well-thought-out methods when displaying the imagery and using minimal sound effects during the film to create a storyline ending by snapping viewers back into reality from the illusion they did not even know they were in. Furthermore, the film begins by showing the bare trees which leads the viewers to a view of a bridge appearing in the dime light....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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