However, with the growth of the New American Cinema Era, where this style of changing moods was replaced by a single, general mood, popular music became acceptable. Eventually, popular music would become the dominant style of musical scores from the 1940s to the 1970s. Beginning in the 1940s, a new style of music began to appear in movies with the scores of Aaron Copland. This style became known as American Nationalism. This style was identified by its wide melodic leaps and its mild dissonance, which would have made it difficult to sing along with.
Section E - Group No 4 (A) Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. – Case Analysis 1. Discuss the factors that drove Harrah’s customer relationship strategy. With the advent of new luxury casino hotels like Mirage and Bellagio and the rapid expansion of casinos due to relaxation of gambling laws, Harrah’s witnessed intense competition in the late 1990s. Customers were not making repeat visits and Harrah’s was losing its customers to other flashier properties. Since it was difficult for Harrah’s to make huge capital investments to spruce up its properties, it realized that a shift was required from its existing people management strategy to a new customer relationship strategy.
Entertainment media has shaped American culture in many ways over the years. With the newer generations taking over the entertainment audiences the content of media is becoming controversial with the older generations. Sex and drugs are displayed more frequently in the media of today than it was thirty years ago when those trends really started becoming a wide spread part of American culture. T.V. shows, movies, and music are using sex and drugs to capture their audiences; and it works.
Mr. Huizinga adopted a target market saturation strategy and opened Blockbuster stores throughout the nation reaching a majority of the U.S. television market. In the late 1990’s, Blockbuster experienced increased competition from cable’s pay-per-view services and video-on-demand systems and the company’s growth began to decline in the 2000’s. In addition to this, major studios began selling movies directly to stores such as Wal-Mart. Blockbuster also began to see competition from internet and mail rental companies
The court case drew a lot of media attention and Takechi’s triumph of this court case resulted in a revolution and in an explosion of films of this nature. In the early stages of pink film they were shown in independent theatres set up by independent studios. Until the second wave, pink film was the domain of low budget independent companies (document 1). The Japanese film industry was in crisis during the 70’s losing a majority of their audience to television and imported American films (document 1). The only type of Japanese film that was holding its own was pink film so larger companies and more major studios started to make pink films not only cash in on the popularity of the genre but in an effort to prevent the collapse of the Japanese film industry.
Today there is also cable and dish networks providing several channels and enormous, expensive televisions that are owned by few. Television for over a century has been a form of communication worldwide. Other forms of communication included the radio and telephone. Getting the word out to millions of people globally through broadcasting is indeed awesome! Different avenues of communication have changed throughout the years enabling people from different backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities to share their ideas and cultures through television.
This makes it very complex to try and analyze the whole movie business into one category. However, before I move on I think it’s important to point out how people with disabilities in general have begun to show up in movies more prevalently and with larger roles. For example, the number of Academy Award-winning films portraying individuals with disabilities has dramatically increased since they first began giving them out in 1928 (Safran). In spite of this, often the images on the silver screen can distort the real lives of persons with physical impairments or mental illness, according to a new Ohio University study (Safran). This is why it is important for society to interact with those who have disabilities and not just believe the stereotypes that movies illustrate.
Sarah González Media and Society Christopher A. Chavez Reality TV shows Introduction Reality Television is a media category that can be divided into different types of programs. They are shows that are meant to portray real life situations and to depict reality as it is. Media, and especially television has tried to make sure that there is a type, or a category to match different types of personalities in their audiences, thereby, broadening their viewing rates. There can be reality TV shows aimed at parents (Supper Nanny) or aimed at teenagers (such as; Big brother, Survivor etc…), aimed at home construction and maintenance (Hometime) or even aimed at entire families, such as game shows. It is an interesting topic, as it appears that now most of the channels available on television, or even all of them, seem to have a show or two that can be categorized into Reality TV.
No longer just the basic networks, television offers all day coverage of the news on specific cable television channels like CNN and Fox News. With an increased emphasis on spectacles and the now, television often presents the news without the proper perspective, placement in time, and context (Fallows 53). This focus has created a “crisis in broadcast journalism” as the quality of television continues to deteriorate (Baym 259). But the creation of comedic television shows that brand themselves as “fake news” have recently captivated viewers. Although not necessarily the first comedic television show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart achieved much success by becoming the first “fake news” show.
There are many things that are shown on television that help do this without many people realizing the problem with what they are watching. As you watch television we have gradually seen the increase in commercials to help spread consumerism. These play a major role in the way people think and heavily influence what people in fact do. No matter what you watch you will see commercials for products that someone wants you to buy. These commercials are a great marketing tool for major companies and the more you watch them the more you will want something.