reply to post by CthulhuMythos
reply to post by LiveForever8
Quite honestly guys, outside of reality television the entertainment industry is not that horrible, at least not any worse than it was in the past.
In the past there was tons of censorship, people got arrested for saying curse words in public or expressing themselves in some other "immoral"
Lenny Bruce anyone? Jim Morrison?
Words are just that, words, they don't have "mystic" powers of suggestion that creep into the subconscious. They simply have meaning and in the case
of curse words multiple meanings which can have both a very negative or very positive context. There is in essence no difference between me saying the
F word to make an exclamation and me saying fiddlesticks, the context is exactly the same.
The quality of film and television was stifled by censorship, making characters act like unbelievable scripted machines. Don't get me wrong, there
were great performances in the past and many great films, but just think about all the crappy B-movies and just outright propaganda films that came
out between the 1920's and the 1960's. It was people like Kubrick, Spielberg, Leone, Coppola, Hitchcock, and Scorsese who pushed the envelope to take
us to a new and better era of film which showed us true emotion, and because of them we have Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson, Frank Darabont and the Coen
As for sexuality on the television I some what agree with what some people are worried about, the whole "But what about the children argument" does
have at least a little bit of validity. I mean the Disney channel teaches little girls to be little spoiled, slutty, brats, which is pretty of
disgusting on so many levels. But as for sex on television made for an adult audience, there is nothing wrong with it. Sometimes it is over used,
sometimes it is used perfectly and realistically.
If there is one thing on television which is actually deceiving and does harm to the people, its the news media. Fantasy is fantasy even a child can
tell the difference, but the manipulated reality that is presented as truth by the news networks is far more influential than any fictitious or
"reality" TV program.
edit on 2-12-2012 by Openeye because: (no reason given)