The producers, it seems while trying to make the movie fit the modern times, they cutout or changed certain things about characters, theme, and symbols that caused it to be slight different from the book. The fact is that no matter how well the movie covers the book, there will always be some noticeable difference, as Fitzgerald’s words from the book paint’s a vivid picture of the scenes, that it’s come to life in the mind of its reader. Therefore, even with a perfect design, cast, and performance, any movie version can only disappoint. One of the biggest difference can be seen in the theme representation of the American Dream. While the movie shows the achievement of the American dream, the book shows its failure.
Gender and Media In today’s world, the media consists of so many representations and ideas about men and women that though it can be argued that there is no straight-forward effect, it has been accepted that it does in some way affect our sense of identity. The number of hours of television that a person is exposed to in his lifetime does support the argument that a human inadvertently at times uses television as a reference point. For example, fictional romances in television or in the movie shows how one should behaves in a romantic or in a friendly relationship while magazines for women and men churn out advices on all aspects of one’s life from how to manage your finances, how to discipline your kids, how to groom oneself and what the latest fashions are. To understand gender and the media, one needs to understand how feminism, masculinity and gender relations are being constructed in a world filled with rapid changes. From changes in gender relations, introduction of newer media technologies and the variety of control now available today, a multitude of factors influence how gender representations are made by the media.
When reading a few of Flannery O’Connor’s stories, one cannot help but make a connection with her intensive stories and those of a television show. Both take mostly everyday people and exaggerate them into an absurd nature. Her stories and television shows use shock factors to draw in readers and viewers, respectively. While television shows tend to vary in themes and messages, Flannery O’Connor’s short stories tend to be focused on a few limited messages and themes. Television shows are mostly mindless channels of entertainment, Flannery O’Connor uses her characters not only to entertain, but to also cause readers to reflect inward and think.
Director of the postmodernist film 'Pleasantville ' (1998), Gary Ross, incorporates the idea of change through the use of intertextuality with a wide range of historical and biblical references along with literature and artwork. He uses allusions from the references to demonstrate the idea that utopias work well only in theory and that life cannot be scripted. The postmodernist film reflects the way society is constantly changing; beginning as a stereotypical perfect, passionless life in the 1950 's and ending as a society with flaws, imperfections and knowledge. Ross shows this by repeating the techniques of intertextuality, along with allusions, parody, pastiche and cinematography to convey the idea of change. Ross plays with the idea of religion in his attempts to show the changes occurring in 'Pleasantville ' throughout the film.
Both of these styles rely of either these four concepts “simulation (parody/pastiche), pre-fabrication, intertextuality and bricolage.” (Hayward. S, 2006, pp 286.) From looking at oppositional postmodern culture, it aims to experiments with the genre semantics and syntax by not submitting to their codes, creating a mockery of it. While the mainstream postmodern culture imitates it. Thus, the simulation concept of parody and pastiche was needed for both cultures respectively for the former and the latter.
In modern television shows today one can see how many shows have one or more philosophical meaning in the show. Whether is be humanism, dualism, or rationalism one can find them intergraded in by the way the characters think or act. Humanism is when one puts all the importance on a person rather than in a god or a supernatural figure. A humanist is someone who only thinks about themselves and what would be best for them.An example of a television show that has many humanism characteristics in it is Grey’s Anatomy. The show accomplishes this by characters thoughts, actions, and through their desires.
Perhaps, this is one of the postmodernist theme of the film. Indeed, the main theme of Brave New World focuses on one nation called the World State wherein humans have no room for emotions or religions. They only care for what they consume and create. On the contrary, Blade runner still talks about another part of postmodernity
Television programs often retain an aspect of reality in order to relate to the audience and commentate on social issues. Although both The Goldbergs and The Twilight Zone address controversial issues such as gender roles, insanity, and ethnic stereotypes, genre differentiates their approach and their audiences’ receptiveness to change. Whereas The Goldbergs, an ethnic sitcom, addresses the external world using comedic relief, The Twilight Zone, a science fiction program, delves into the human mind using imagination. Despite their common efforts to direct social change, the programs are inverse images of one another, and The Twilight Zone’s genre structure allows it to resonate more with the audience. From 1949 to 1956, The Goldbergs dominated television as the first televised sitcom.
Our question is how do elderly Emiratis think that television effects them and their views of the world?. The first study of this theory was in the United States and we want to know how to apply this theory on oldest people to see if the TV affects those people or not either in a good or bad way. We are interested in understanding why oldest people believe that TV broadcast truthful information. Literature Review: Cultivation theory is what culture does in the society. Many people misunderstand
Society has been continuously instructed that in order to believe something you must have seen it for yourself and provide fact that whatever you may have seen is real. Whether it be a statistic, video, or a professional's statement concrete material is needed to prove its existence, We have grown up thinking seeing is believing, becoming obsessed and driven with the idea that facts are crucially essential to support our every thought and decision, because otherwise it becomes irrelevant. The New York Sun, Published an article entitled "Santa Claus Lives," where the editor responds to a little girl, Virginia, who asks whether or no Santa Claus is real. Beyond his answer he reveals a truth about how people, have discarded the idea of believing is seeing, and rapidly replaced it with facts. Humans have forgotten how to imagine, and have barricaded their minds from simply wondering, consequently submersing themselves into an inevitable cycle of suppression.