Et. Al to highlight the deliberate emphasis current affairs programs place on certain aspects of reality in order to cater to their own priorities. The use of the satirical and film techniques such as the use of a hand-held camera behind the scenes, juxtaposition, dramatic irony, and cameo are manipulated to enhance the verisimilitude of Frontline in uncovering the way in which current affairs programs manipulate and misrepresent to truth to cater to their needs. The process of editing is one of the key mechanisms employed by Frontline to manipulate the representation of the truth that accommodates their own agenda and prospects. In order to increase ratings, bring about recognition from higher powers and greater possibilities of pay rises, the staff at Frontline purposefully emphasize perceptions of a story that satisfy their target audience.
Contrary to his unwavering independence in technique and style Spike Lee has taken on the challenge of film remake. Remaking a movie is always tricky, particularly when the original has an already strong following. The 2013 remake of the Past Chan-wook’s classic, Old Boy had Lee’s critics wondering why he engaged in such a dark film. When Chan-wook’s Old Boy hit theatres in 2003, it was praised for its unique structure, it’s magnificent and action packed fight scenes, and it’s visual flair, making Spike Lee a very bold choice to adapt the film for an American audience. It’s not a shot for shot remake of the original or the 2003 version, but like Chan-wook’s version, it’s graphic so don’t watch this on a fall stomach.
The negotiated reading is when the audience does understand the intended meaning of a media text, but still chooses to reject it. For example, Once Upon A Time is a television show which tries to reinvent and intertwine the widely known fairytales within our culture. A negotiated reading would say that the text can be understood in terms of what the intended reading is, but the text isn't entirely believable because of things such as narrative and the technical and visual codes which leaves it lacking suture. There are many factors which impact an audiences reading of a media text. The demographic of an audience is one of them.
In the Star Wars series, there is a lot of space battles. If the space battles were realistic, you wouldn't hear anything at all. The reason is because space is a vacuum and sound requires matter to propagate. In space you would be able to hear everything inside your cockpit but everything outside you wouldn't hear a thing, it will be only silence. Because it is a fictional movie, sound is in there for attract the audience.
Realism in "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" Realistic fiction is based all within the parameters of real-life probabilities. It is meant to be a portrayal of real people in real places, faced with real problems and dealing with real-life situations. Its primary goal is to establish a storyline and character to which most any reader can relate because both are based on people and things that can actually exist within our world. In order to obtain this goal, Realists believed that writers should be objective and avoid showing personal feelings. Realistic authors wanted to present ordinary characters, which like ordinary people in real life are affected by social parameters.
It is often described as an attempt to give social order. It concentrates on problems that are socially constructed by society. In society the main sphere that provides us with social policy is the government. The government establishes rules and regulations to follow, they prohibit action and provide services to solve problems and they adjust policy as and when they need to. “Social policy refers to a set of ideas about what should be done in a particular sphere which is normally set down in writing and usually formally adopted by the relevant decision making body, these are government policies in the need of the population”.
Theories and explanation - Ontology and epistemology We cannot talk about knowledge and how we know without first tackling our belief(s) about the nature of reality. The belief(s) about the nature of reality is the domain of ontology. Oxford dictionary of sociology explains ontology as “any way of understanding the world, or some part of it, must make assumptions (which may be implicit or explicit) about what kinds of things do or can exist in that domain, and what might be their conditions of existence, relations of dependency, and so on. Such an inventory of kinds of being and their relations is an ontology” (1998:465). Particularly striking in this conception is the notion of inventory, which suggests multiple ontologies and the need to collate.
REALITY TELEVISION AND THE FORCES THAT DRIVE IT 1 Reality Television and the Forces that Drive It An Overview of the Theories of Motivation of Abraham Maslow Caroline Smith University of Houston – Downtown REALITY TELEVISION AND THE FORCES THAT DRIVE IT Abstract 2 From a social psychological perspective, reality television is more than just mindless entertainment. It taps into some of our most basic psychological needs such as the need to belong and connect with others, the need to meet human needs, to affiliate; and to gain a social identity (Myers, D.G., 2009, p. 38). I loosely define reality television (tv) as programming that presents the public with so-called unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documenting actual events, and more widely featuring ordinary people rather than professional actors. As human beings, we are motivated to act in ways and make choices that are effective in achieving our goals. It can be assumed that one would want to make accurate decisions that will lead us in the right direction.
There is a distinct line that separates these so called "reality" television shows from the authenticity of real life. Reality television shows may seem convincingly real to the naked eye, but they do not accurately portray "real life". One has to first take note of the environment all of these contestants are set in. Majority of the time they are set in very unlikely settings that would normally never happen in the real world. Film producers and directors are paid to creatively manipulate the settings contestants are placed in, in an effort to keep the audience's attention captivated.
No longer can a government wage a war with disregard of the consequences, through the avenue of film the public are able to make their own voices and perceptions heard and broadcast to the masses. As with war itself, time and technology has played its part in the advancement of this medium as public perception has changed over the years, and the imagery has needed to become more graphic and poignant to portray the same messages as before. I have chosen to use two movies of completely different design and from two separate conflicts and times that I believe showed, in their own