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Andi Liin Simonpietri <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 19 Sep 1996 13:34:24 -0600
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>Subject:   Effect of film on people (long)
>Simone L. Fary" ([log in to unmask]) asked:
>"When Hollywood persents a positive role model, inspiration/educational topic
>etc. it is often quick to self-congratulate, which implies a belief that
>movies have an impact on how people think and feel.  Yet when it comes to
>violence or a negative depiction then all of a sudden movies have no impact.
>What do you think?"
        ***Good point, however, I'm firm believer that TV/Film is a
scapegoat for what's wrong in America.  All of these issues begin in the
home.  If parents have a positve, active hand in their childrens lives, no
movie/program will change that.  My parents taught me good morals, not to
be judgmental ect.  They also did not limit the movies I watched/ televison
I viewed.  As a matter of fact, my father took me to see "The Amityville
Horror" when I was 7.  All in all, I turned out OK.
>To which Michael Plott ([log in to unmask]) responded:
>"...I find it particularly significant that the tobacco industry, which is a
>*very* powerful lobby, is restricted (in the U.S.) from using film to
>advertise their products."
>For which I have the following comments.
        ***Major snipping for consumption purposes.
>Thanks for the chance to soap box.
>Dave Trautman
        ***Excellent, excellent comments.  I am totally agree with you!
Andi Simonpietri
R/TV/F Graduate Studies
Indiana State University
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