In ther essay, Winn describes television as a “decline of family life in America” and “damaging to family relationships”. Although she obtains strong supporting evidence within her work, I find pleasure in contradicting her opinion as she misinterprets the influence of television upon American families. In her essay she states her opinion of television’s influence upon modern day families. Winn questions her readers as she uses the statements, ”When do they talk about what they did that day? When do they make plans, exchange, views, share jokes, tell about their triumphs or little disasters?
Thinking Outside the Idiot Box In the essay, “Thinking outside the Idiot box” Dana Stevens argues that watching TV should be about your entertainment. It shouldn’t focus on whether it makes you less of a person. Stevens primarily uses a logical argument to support her sarcasm toward Stevens Johnson’s article, Watching TV makes you smarter.” Stevens start her essay off with a lot of sarcasm on Johnson article, “Watching television makes you smarter.” She directs her attention to everyone in the world who watches TV. She states, “ those of us who grew up in caveman days, fashioning crude stone tools while watching Starsky and Hutch, are indeed now better positioned than our forebears to follow such complex narrative fare as The Sopranos” (Stevens 232). This let us know she is not just focusing on one age group.
The next one of these “it” factors is that the sitcoms do not emotionally involve the audience as though a drama would. Yet another factor is the normalcy of the script. The scripts make fun of the normal everyday happenings that go on in everyone’s lives. The humor comes from the characters' reactions to mundane things like changing barbers or waiting in line for a movie. The characters are people with whom audiences can relate, too.
Sanity and Insanity Edit 0 1… Mental illness clearly figures dominantly in the play. Yet it is not presented as a static notion and Nowra does not attempt to have any miraculous recoveries during the course of the play. Critics have condemned the almost clichéd rendering of his characters which may seem to diminish the terrible experiences many of the patients have endured throughout their lives. Yet Nowra defends himself, saying that it was not his intention to do this, nor to present the equally clichéd notion of the world outside being madder than the world inside the asylum. However the line between sanity and insanity is explored through the juxtaposition of the patients and society.
As another example when Edward was trapped in Jim’s house he was trying really hard to open the door but it was impossible because of his “condition” , Burton also uses eye line match during this scene between his hands, the lock’s door and his face to highlight how different life is for Edward even in the smallest details. It makes the public support him and justifies his actions during and to the end of the movie. Tim Burton uses non-diegetic sounds to create mood and drive the audience between sadness and happiness, playing with its emotions. With non-diegetic sounds, we can understand better how character’s emotions and feeling change during the movie. At first Kim didn’t like Edward, but then she started to feel sympathy for him.
They don't read scripts, they don't get told to act this or that, they say what they want and do what they like. Reality TV shows are very exciting to watch, cause you never know what those contestants got to say about certain things and their stories are often very interesting. The contestants argue between each other at times, and they don't do that because they're told to, they do that because they're expressing their true feelings like normal human. All normal human beings have emotions and they all need to express their feelings someway or another. In reality TV shows, they get to express their true feelings to whoever they like.
I believe king did not mention this to state he is against Disney movies, I think it was just to defend his idea that most horror themes and Disney movies are alike in many ways. I say most because he also does state that children need not to be watching the Texas Chain Saw Massacre because children still do not differentiate reality with fiction. Upon understanding this point in his text, I could then clearly identify that is exactly why children are the perfect audience. They cannot effectively differentiate fantasy and reality. Adults will get scared temporarily, but then will get over that feeling.
Bias Analysis #1: Long Editorial I know not one person whom believes that the new reported on television is not liberally biased. I often come home to find my father complaining about the media’s slant towards democratic views yet he is frequently preaching what they report as fact. These so called “truthful” accounts are delivered in a similar way as the orchestrated scenes of movie; just as movies are created to induce a certain emotion or address a question, media coverage is meant to fuel paranoia and incite a desire for change which would benefit a minority of people. In Bernard Goldberg’s book Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News, he attempts to tackle the issue of liberal media bias in the large East-coast news organizations. In his narrative, Goldberg begins by explaining his current situation of exile from media coverage despite his 28 years of service.
I prefer the horror movies that have the good plot and understanding script. In my opinion, I think people crave for horror movie because it’s not something that we see everyday, it’s something that we don’t know and never experienced it before. It kind of give me more perspective of life. In the other hand, sometimes when I watched the horror movie, I promise to myself that I wouldn’t watch this kind of movie again because it gives me nightmare and give me the kind of fear that I don’t want. But when the next horror movie comes out, I go watching it.
They are placed just a couple of shelves away from the popular teenage magazines, making it easy for the youth to access and read. Today the rules for censorship are so relaxed, and the youth know more about adult topics and then they should. Now that TV is so common in today’s society, numerous shows are being introduced. Some of the more popular ones like “Desperate Housewives” or “Two and a Half Men” have a crude, and sometimes offensive humor. These shows air on basic cable television, open for any age group to view.