Introduction to Film: Focus on Society
According to Peter Lalonde, our culture and values are passed along through film. Among the movies I watched, these two movies captured my attention; “Apocalypto” directed by Mel Gibson and “Shooter” directed by Antoine Fuqua.
In “Apocalypto,” communicates positive facets that provide comfort to the soul, the message on how to reject fear as a human sickness, alluding to the society where fear is utilized as a way of brainwashing.
The film reminds a total fascination in the atmosphere of the experience. Few films have the impact of leaving the viewers uplifted and enlightened as they leave the cinema and impressions to stick. This movie teaches and achieves a philosophy of courage and perseverance that preserves a permanent mark on the viewers.
In “Shooter,” a movie that entertains the viewers politically, it relates to the present situation the safety of the president of a certain country, to sacrifice one’s self for public safety. Trust is one of the significant aspects the film tries to convey.
This movie became popular on how it affects the entire military – industrial complex. In this event, some are eager to learn about ballistics portrayed by the movie character, Mark Wahlberg.
It is clear that both movies have a profound impact to the society that eagerly some viewers imitates events and affects the behavioral way of dealing things noticeably on issues of race, politics, and religion.
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