Assignment Two

Assignment Two - Assignment 2 In the next few weeks we will...

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Assignment 2 In the next few weeks we will be discussing several genres of film and television including Reality TV, Talk Shows, Science Fiction, and Gangster films, to name a few. Whether you like them or not, these shows and movies have had a profound effect upon society; Star Wars has spawned a cult of the largest magnitude, Oprah Winfrey is a legend, and more votes are cast for American Idol than the President of the United States. Your assignment is to examine the effects that these various media have on the American population. Here are a few question to get you started. - Are the effects intentional? Do the TV and movie producers set out to change society? - Are the changes produced permanent, or are people malleable, and just waiting for the next fad to change them again? - Many people argue that TV and film dull our wits. Is this true? If so, in what way? If not, why would people think so? You may answer one, two, or all three of these questions, but do not feel like you have to.
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