Artistic Visions Of The Future Influences Our Real

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Artistic visions of the future influences our reality of tomorrow We want to explore how books, films, theatre and paintings depicting the future change our view on today, hence influencing the world of tomorrow and also which medium is more successful at portraying the future. First we need to look at how films are depicting the future, a common theme is Utopia. Utopia is the name given to an ideal community or society. This is a subjective idea, one persons utopia could be completely different to another and this is why utopian films always end in disaster because our world can not be perfect for example in i-robot they think robots will make our lives easier and better but they end up being used as a method of mass control. A better description of a futuristic film is dystopia. Dystopia is “an often futuristic society that has degraded into a repressive and controlled state, often under the guise of being utopian.” there are a lot of example for this such as “The Matrix” in which the whole human race is controlled by the technology we created to better the world. “Equilibrium” Is a good example of the attempt to create a perfect society made through fear of everything that makes us human in turn imprisoning ourselves. “The Book of Eli” and “the Road” both are post apocalypse films that describe the world without society, post apocalypse films usually describe a world after society crumbled and usually exposes the things we would miss about our lives trying to make us better understand and appreciate what we have. In a way this is pro society propaganda. Films like Twelve Monkeys send Bruce Willis back from the future to stop their own future from ever being. There are a few common patterns to the Mise-en scene of these films on one hand the minimal clean white vision of glass and metal. In this architecturally decadent future everyone wears conservative

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