Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014


What movement or trend in media has had the greatest impact on you?

Monday, August 25, 2014

What about Pure Entertainment?

I noticed in the reading from Sellnow, it seemed like she was saying that all Popular Culture has an underlying meaning. She used some Communication and Ethical Theory's to break down those different parts and explain how they affected viewer.

I understand and see what Sellnow is explaining. But what about watching something for the entertainment of the story? 

Is it possible to just enjoy the movie or show, and not be effected by the morals or musing of the characters involved? Can a person come out of a theater unchanged from any feature film?

At first I said "Yes", I didn't think it always would affect a person. But when I thought back to recent viewings of films like "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and the spectacular "Guardians of the Galaxy". I believe it might be virtually impossible for a viewing of a film to leave anyone without some small change in their way of thinking.

What do you think? Can you think of a film or tv series where you were changed after what you witnessed?