Within the past few decades, the representation of LGBT people in film, entertainment and the media has become more and more diverse. 30 years ago, films primarily focused on the struggles of white, middle class, gay males. Most of them weren't very open about their sexualities and appeared to be straight. Now, LGBT people are being represented much more often than ever, but is it being done the right way?
Magic, also known to some as “Sorcery” has shown up as a belief of many in even the earliest ages of humanity like Pagan Europe. The belief of magic is very widespread and was even so in it earlier times. In the 20th century the public showed a sharp rise in the interest of magical practice and entertainment as many organizations and foundations have shown belief through things like religion and philosophy.
a. The question I am interested is: What effect do the violent images and messages portrayed in T.V., movies, video games, etc. have on today's society? I am interested in this topic because I am lover of media with action and violence and I don't feel like it has any affect on me but I have always been curious if it actually does without me realizing it.
“This is the Fox 47 evening news..” ”Can’t fall asleep! Must be the coffee. #sleeplessinSeattle” “Off with their head!” These phrases all appear in some form of entertainment. We may hear a television reporter introduce the local news, or a restless traveler complaining on Facebook. All of these mediums provide entertainment for people, and they have been affecting our culture for years. Even before the arrival of modern-day technology, people have been finding ways to occupy their time.
As I read “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” by Victor Hugo, I notice that there are many cultural aspects that differ from our own culture, but other aspects that are very similar. One question that has popped out at me because of my reading is about entertainment, and it asks: How does the entertainment people have available to them affect their lifestyle and attitudes?
In Howard Beck's essay, "Fireworks by Knicks, Followed by a Title," from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/10/sports/basketball/knicks-rout-wizards-..., the author writes about the game that the New York Knicks had against the Washington Wizards, and he was talking about how good Carmelo Anthony had 36 pts, 8 rebounds, 6 assists. Also how the team was playing during the whole game, and how they won.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been about a Japanese Role Playing Game (JRPG) called “Hyperdimension Neptunia”. I remember first seeing the game on the Playstation Store. That game was the sequel to the first game “Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2”. I decided to check the game out for myself by buying the game, but I didn’t have the money to buy it at the time. Once I got it, it turned out to be a fantastic game. The game series itself is a Playstation 3 exclusive made by NIS America and Compile Heart, the developers of the game.
In this project, you start by opening the Scratch program. You have to learn to use Scratch first. Make your own backgrounds at Stage and either import or create your own sprite. Give them things to do like speak, think, make noise, move and lots of other things. You will have to assign these things to a specific sprite. You will have to give the background something like switching its “costume”. To make a continuous conversation one after another, you will have to use hats and to broadcast things to make it work well.
Gossip Girl is the story of wealthy New York teenagers attending private school and spreading rumors about each other via an anonymous gossip blogger. I wasn't sure if I would like it, but when a good friend of mine became obsessed, I decided it was worth a try. I checked the first season out of Westbank library and began my journey to the Upper East Side.
Still sitting around on the couch, wondering what to do? Are you simply dying to spend time with your buddies but just don't have a clue of where to hang out? Well why not set aside all this sufferring and go see one of the most exhilerating films: "The Hobbit: an unexpected journey"!
Why do people watch reality tv? We know it's completely ridiculous and unrealistic, but we watch it anyway. How I see it there is two types of reality tv, competitive shows and shows following people's lives. In competitive shows people get eliminated until there are a few people left and one is declared the winner. For example Dancing With the Stars. Why do we watch it? Because its celebrities we know and like making a fool of themselves.
I’ve been very interested in cities for the last couple of years because of the vast personalities they have. I always look at the scenery within the cities I visit and I also look for the aspects that make the city unique such as the music that is created by the people within that city. I know that each city has a different demographic and different kinds of people who live in the city. I would like to know how cities start, how they develop and what comes from the major cities.
Most of this country watches TV-something that was originally intended to spread information throughout the country and the rest of the world. However nowadays there are so many shows on television that are simply there for our entertainment. While some shows may be informative and entertaining, there are also shows that have no point, they have no effect on how we live our lives, and the amount of public attention they are attaining are immense. Such shows are Jersey Shore, The Hills, The Real World and so on.
I just read a Wikipedia article: The Boondocks (TV series). (2012, March 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:32, March 6, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Boondocks_(TV_series)&oldid=480449859
While doing research in class today about my topic of violence in sports, we used Twitter. I was interested in using this as a search device. I already had a twitter account and I love to use it during my daily life, usually when I have some extra time. I originally thought that it was a stupid idea, yet when I got an iPhone I decided to try using the Twitter app on the phone. Turns out that I enjoy using Twitter as a network option. Back to today, I had never used Twitter for research so I was very intrigued to see how effective it was.
Scenic design is the visual interpretation of the script or idea of a show. “Scenic design can be thought of as the art of addressing three issues: space, texture, and “the statement.” (Campbell 21) It is a scenic designer’s job to capture an audience’s attention with the scenery in a short time. This is because people watching only look at the scenery for a few seconds.
To many the advent of 3D Technology seems to have popped up over the past few years, advancing almost every form of technology. The medium has become a must have from movies to television set to even smart phone cameras. The third dimension is now an essential feature that most companies have taken hold of the craze, to make their 3D standard better than their competitors. When it comes down it to it, it is a simple matter of how much money a product would get if it was related to 3d or not.
BLUE is show like none you have ever seen. Created and directed by Kyle Lewis, BLUE takes the audience on a journey through seven levels of hell.
This show was inspired by Japanese theater and the epic poem Inferno by Dante Alighieri. One experiences regret, passion, redemption and so much more through the music, movement, and imagery of the piece. And yet, the entire production is done without a single word spoken.
This production will leave the audience members in suspense, unsure of the next moment. One will leave the theater questioning after experiencing this piece.
The game that I created was about two boys that are hearing music and going to their first day of school. I think that I got a level 4 because I had 3 hand drawn scenes. One of them was in someones house. Another one was in front of the school and the last one was in the hallway near a banner that says "Welcome Back". There is a story in the play. The two actors were always talking to each other in all the scenes and that is the standards for a level 4.
Free concerts are a great way to get about and about, they offer fun entertainment and an oppurtinity to socialize without having to deal with the ever increasing cost of concert tickets. The free concert series this summer included the:
With every different entertainment medium there is a different set pf rules and people who enforce them. the literary and music media forms are mostly unregulated by any official system like as seen in film or television.The central commission charged to preside over films in America is the MPAA(Motion Picture Association of America).
The hit TV show American Idol has been a favorite of many across the United States since it first began on June 11, 2002. After all, what more could an audience ask for? Great talent, disastrous, but hilarious auditions, crude critiques from hard-nosed judges, and suspense from week to week. This show has it all!... Or does it?
One movie I am interested in is “The Notebook”.I really like this movie and have watched it over ten times.A lot of my friends like this movie too.I don’t know that much, however, about how the movie was made.
For me, the dance concert was a transcendental experience. I connected on a spiritual level with the dancers' every motion, and it lead me to a level of self actualization I had never before experienced as I attended to those who didn't have the decency to come in between dances, but rather insisted upon opening the squeakiest door in existence in the middle of the dance.