The Culture Industry And A Walk To Remember

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The Culture Industry and A Walk to Remember Adam Shankman’s A Walk to Remember has proved to be a favorite of audiences across the country. The movie’s legitimacy as something artistic, however, is bound to be questioned by some. As a part of the film industry, A Walk to Remember provides good means to explore the true motives of the culture industry using the opposing views of Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer and Gerald Graff. Theorists Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer would see this movie as nothing more than a new spin on the same old story. Gerald Graff, on the other hand, would commend A Walk to Remember as an art form that gives rise to many debates and arguments about the movie and that gives viewers a chance to prove their intellectualism outside of the academic realm. By exploring their opposing arguments with respect to A Walk to Remember and the movie’s historical context in romance films, one can reach a conclusion about the effects of the movie on audiences and whether or not these effects are considered positive or negative. A Walk to Remember began as a novel by well-known author of romance novels, Nicholas Sparks. It was written in 1999, and Sparks shares that there was a rather strong inspiration behind the writing of it. Sparks loosely based the novel off of the life of his younger sister, who developed cancer at a young age (Sparks). The movie version came into being when producer Hunt Lowry came across the story in a screenplay by Karen Janszen (Warner). Lowry was impressed by the screenplay and passed it along to his partner, E.K. Gaylord II (Warner). The film production began soon afterward. The final product was released in early 2002 (Warner). While it may not be as explicit as other controversial issues in today’s society, A Walk to Remember raises several questions about the film industry as a whole. What is the industry’s purpose in

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