Daniel Day English 10 Fahrenheit 451 Censorship in Movies ! Censorship has played a big role in our world, and to this day it remains a part of many things including: music, video games, movies, books, and journals. Censorship has both positive and negative effects, and can result in books, movies and other materials banned from certain countries, or cityʼs. I believe that they do a superb job censoring things in cinema especially. !
The imaginary friend that I picked is Lou, the article I think that he would find most convincing is “Don’t Withhold Violent Games” because one of his hobbies is to play games. This is a summary of the article “Don’t Withhold Violent Games” by Jessica Robbins. In this article, Robbins begins by acknowledging how far technology has come and how video games have become more graphic and violent (1). Due to a lot of crazy events that have taken place in the recent years involving violent acts, there has been concerns if violent media games have influence. Robbins spoke on the laws that some states have passed banning minors from viewing or purchasing violent video games without an adult and feels such law should not exist (1).
For example, in 2011 Sony patented an anti-piracy system that automatically measures standard load times for their legitimate video games against the load times for pirated video games, allowing their gaming systems to only play programs that fall within a specified range ("Sony Anti-Piracy Patent Published”). Daniels, Radebaugh and Sullivan also describe how many organizations “‘lawyer-up’…and file lawsuits against illegal sellers” (126). Hollywood movie studios have been known to file “…hundreds of copyright infringement lawsuits…against people they allege are illegally distributing feature films online, a hard-line tactic that mirrors the anti-piracy efforts of the recording industry” (Hernandez). Other tactics include actively monitoring online retail outlets, using radio frequency identification chips to track products and the inclusion of special codes on packaging so that cautious consumers can validate whether or not a product is pirated (Daniels, Radebaugh and Sullivan 126). Government support in the fight against piracy, especially on the international stage, is often viewed as both positive and necessary.
Money has been spent on guards, video monitors, bullet proof glass, four foot thick concrete steal plate vault, etc… If the money is being used for the document and to help it then its being put to good use. In the movie National Treasure the Declaration of Independence was stolen and now some people question the amount of money that is being used to preserve the document and to keep it secured. National Treasure was a movie and if a stunt like that was ever attempted all that would come out of it is failure, and severe consequences. It’s easy to do something in a movie but a movie is very different then reality. Patriotic men sacrificed themselves knowing writing this document could get them killed, and wrote this document so we could have freedom.
Peoples first reaction to anything is to go back to their comfort place, when someone watches a scary movie, their comfort zone would be closing their eyes. Many marketers use propaganda as a way to get people to purchase their products.They show a situation which can cause someone to get a sense of fear, then use their product as a sort of comfort zone,which influences buyers to purchase it.For example, in bug spray commercials they’ll show a person getting attacked by bugs, and then show the said person using the product to save them from the bugs. Fear makes people vulnerable, and makes them want to seek closure. Many can use fear as a motivation to achieve success. People are often afraid of failure, and when someone believes that you can not do something, it motivates you to not fail, using the fear as fuel for success.
However, media censorship may be the only true way to protect our thoughts and mannerism. There are dispute as to whether censorship is good or bad. Nowadays, even entertainment materials are the victims of media censorship. In the internet, pornographic photos and video clips are widespread. So, the ministry of information had to trim them according to the rate of exposure and movies that are shown in cinemas are rated according to their contents too.
Alexandre Bardet Professor Searcy English Com 122 18 Oct, 2010 The MPAA should review the way ratings are completed in the terms of Sexual content in the films viewed. After viewing the movie “This movie is not yet rated”, you cannot miss the confusion moviemakers have about their ratings received. Any Sexual content in films has to receive a rating. Although it is totally understandable, a “R” rating would allow the moviemaker to extend its commercial use on TV or else; a “NC-17” rating will not allow them to project their film in most of the movie theaters. The “sex” issue in the movies should be reviewed by the MPAA, because how could someone rate an act of love and passion when we live in a society with violence.
Should violent video games be banned to minimize bad impact toward teenagers and kids? People invent new rules and regulations to skim the distribution and selling of violent video games. Organization such as Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) was made in 1994 and enforced by law to assigns age and content ratings. It brought the idea to segment gamers’ ages to prevent underage gamers to play violent games. Games that were labeled with (M) “mature” and 18+ from ESRB will be restricted and cannot be played with teenagers below
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.
Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie American society has become overwhelmed with the visual media, and often this media overshadows the classical paper books. The metaphorical phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” is well known by most Americans; given our technological age, perhaps now we should think of it as “don’t judge a book by its movie.” When novels go through the process of being made into a motion picture the novel tends to be changed to better accommodate the actors or the audience. Sometimes this can be very effective; but occasionally writing movies originally from books can also be destructive to the author’s original ideas and purposes. The film Field of Dreams, produced by Universal Pictures, is based on the novel Shoeless Joe written by W.P. Kinsella.