The failure and success of any Film would indicate the aspirations of people in that concern?I hope the implicit content which appears in any movie would certainly reflects the existing conditions...

The failure and success of any Film would indicate the aspirations of people in that concern?

I hope the implicit content which appears in any movie would certainly reflects the existing conditions in any society.Also has pivotal role to play in constructing the expected responses in favour of the intention of the Film makers/Directors/Producers.They may be trying to use this powerful medium as a weapons for their indended goals whether Good or Bad.

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lrwilliams | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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The film industrys first priority is to make lots of money. I think that most films are made based upon wht the producers and backers of the film thinks the audience wants to see. Occassionaly you will see a movie come across that its sole intent is to make a point about society today.

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lynn30k | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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Sometimes the movies reflect the status quo of the society in which they are made, but sometimes they also are criticisms of that society. I imagine it is more difficult to get the "critical" movies made, because the people and businesses who have enough money to back films made their money in that system. But because movies reach so many people, IMHO it is important that the movies critical of the system be made. Otherwise we end up with entertainment in which dissent is not heard, and the most radical concept is "there's no place like home."

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I don't think it's just in America that film makers are out to make money.  Outside of the US, perhaps the biggest film industry is in India (Bollywood).  From what I've seen and heard, the typical films that come out of Bollywood are not intended to have any major messages any more than the musicals that were so common in the US in the '40s and '50s (Singin' in the Rain, etc) were.

Of course, movies will always reflect the values (either by approving of them or rebelling against them) of the societies where they were made simply because the society has affected the people who make the movies.

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drmonica | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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In the United States, commercial filmmakers generally make movies to earn money. Filmmaking is a business in America. Some filmmakers, once they achieve financial independence, turn to making films that send a social message or are artistic expressions purely for the sake of art. Steven Spielbergs' making of Schindler's List and later Saving Private Ryan are examples of a successful filmmaker who could afford to branch out from the purely commercial into the personal statement.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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While there are certainly films that try to portray real life events in accurate ways--a few that come to mind are We Are Marshall,  Glory Road, Coach Carter, and etc. (There are plenty not sports related, but I’m having a hard time remembering any right now.) many films are simply made based upon what the producers and other people involved think will be marketable and profitable. For many of them, that is their only agenda. There are some movie makers, Michael Moore for instance, who use this medium as a means of promoting personal agendas and “enlightening” the public. The failure and success of films does not necessarily reflect the aspirations of people as much as what they find entertaining.

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Films are one of the many different modes or medium of communication.And most certainly when people communicate, the content of communication is very much influenced by what the think, and the effect they are trying to make on the audience of the communication. Films are no exception to this common feature of all types of communication.

A film maker like the producer or director and all other people who contribute to making of a film may have different objective in their minds, and they may deal with the different subjects in the film. Thus all films need not reflect the existing condition of society. For example, a film made on the life of a king who lived long ago, purely for the commercial purpose of entertaining people and making money in this way, need not relate to the existing condition at all.

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realworld | College Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

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While there are certainly films that try to portray real life events in accurate ways--a few that come to mind are We Are Marshall,  Glory Road, Coach Carter, and etc. (There are plenty not sports related, but I’m having a hard time remembering any right now.) many films are simply made based upon what the producers and other people involved think will be marketable and profitable. For many of them, that is their only agenda. There are some movie makers, Michael Moore for instance, who use this medium as a means of promoting personal agendas and “enlightening” the public. The failure and success of films does not necessarily reflect the aspirations of people as much as what they find entertaining.

It depends upon the nature and outlook of any audience. If audience feel that they are living in a Paradise, nothing is to claim or blame, and having comfortable living, then, audience doesn't see for any messages which constantly and trying to change them towards good. For them everything is perfect and is leading in a paradise. But, in reality not. There are so many problems faced by people (audience) and if they are not ready to listen to or react upon mean something uneasy to digest. If everything is perfect and even thinks that living in a Paradise, then, at least, they should be in a position to listen to others whether it is a speech or a movie. Because it is good human personality trait to listen to others irrespective of reaction. If anybody thinks that a child crying for food, and somebody considering it as disturbance or an obstacle to their entertainment then its unfortunate. Who knows that where we may be and in which position. No guarantee? Reacting positively to somebody's suffering is always good by expecting the same if we are in that position. Everything is not entertainment and joy. As Charlie Chaplin say's... “Behind every laugh… There are tears!"

 

 

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Other than documentaries, all types of movies are fiction, and still documentaries probably undergo some type of Hawthorne effect. While the primary motive is money, many films are made with a social message that audiences do not accept causing them to be considered failures.

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