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Audio Format Wars By: Sheldon Khan Before buying a new car, getting married, or adopting a new audio format it is wise to ask a few questions, peer under the hood, and ask the advice of someone you trust. Will the new format satisfy your needs not only now but, also in the future? Will it look (and sound) as good on all the mornings after you first met? The analogue cassette is an old and trusted versatile friend that went with you on those morning jogs and cruised in the car with you on Friday
How The Beatles Changed Rock Music Rock music consists of many individual styles. Even though there is a common spirit among all music groups, all music made by them are very different. Rock music evolved in the 1950s and the early 1960s. At that time that Beatles entered the world of music from Liverpool. Rock music was a large piece of the centerpiece of a largely rebellious group of young people. Before the era of the Beatles, Elvis Presley first took Rock ‘n\' Roll to the public. Elvis blend
Gangsta Rap: Crime The cultural majority in America is up in arms over the rising levels of violence and horrific images that have seeped into popular entertainment. Movies, television, and music have always been controversial, but even they can cross the line between poor taste and immorality. Entertainment corporations and record labels don\'t even blink, when told of the excessive torture or satanic lyrics found in material. Producers and directors continue to push the envelop on what is “don
Film Score Music To say that music plays a large role in our society would not do justice to one of the most important and popular art forms of yesterday and today. We underestimate the effectiveness and power that music, in any form , can have over even the most insensitive of people. In almost everything we do and see music is involved in some form or another. Be it a piece played at a wedding, a song played on the radio or even the music played in the background in a television commercial. Th
Marijuana: The Legalization Their Side: After the sustaining vote in November of 1996 and coming into effect the beginning of this year, marijuana is now legal to medical patients in California and Arizona. Proposition 215 reads as follows: The people of the State of California hereby find and declare that the purposes of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 are as follows: (A) To ensure that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes where that medic
Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrenceville, Massachusettes on August 25, 1918. He was the first born child of Samuel and Jennie Bernstein, who lived in Boston, but had gone to Lawrenceville to visit some relatives. Bernstein\'s parents had little knowledge of, or interest in classical music. The only records Leonard remembers hearing on his family phonograph when he was a child were the popular hit songs of the day, such as “ Barney Google” and “Oh by Jingo.” For the most part
Madonna Madonna was born on August 16, 1958, in the city of Bay City, located in the state of Michigan. Her real birth name is Madonna Louise Ciccone. However, most people know her as simply Madonna. She is known as a controversial singer, actress, dancer, songwriter, and has become one of America\'s biggest and well- known stars in the late 1980s. Madonna\'s assertive behavior, outspoken personality, and aggressive acts of sexuality, along with her great efforts to push back the borders of the
Music Censorship During the Doors concert in Miami, in 1969, lead singer Jim Morrison, "did lewdly and lasciviously expose his penis and shake it. . ." (Rosen et al. 90). Today, Billy Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day, bares all at his concert in Philadelphia (Bernstein 95). The eccentric Courtney Love will rip off her bra for the audience to marvel and glorify at her action (Bernstein 95). She acts in such a fashion because she is insane and wants to prove it to the world, where as Billy
Paul McCartney: Six Feet Under? I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade...he blew his mind out in a car. He didn\'t notice that the lights had changed.(the Beatles, 1967) These lyrics proved to fans that Paul McCartney had indeed died in a tragic auto accident in late 1966. Some people were skeptical about the explanation, but upon investigating the album covers and the lyrics of the Beatles\' songs, the story seems to make sense. Some of the lyrics have to be a twist
Progression of Music From the 1940\'s To the Present The progression of music from the 1940\'s to the present has seen extremes, it has been controversial at times, traditional at times and inspirational at times, but never have the American people turned away music in its entirety. There have been times when parents did not approve of the music that their children chose to listen to, but the parents had never turned away music. Music has been criticized and promoted. Since the 40\'s music has p
Minstrels Minstrels, or traveling thespians, thrived throughout Europe in medieval times. The term minstrel referred to a professional entertainer of any kind from the 12th century to the 17th century. Minstrels were instrumentalist, but were also often jugglers, acrobats, and storytellers. Although minstrels no longer exist, they played an important role in medieval history and, at one time, could be found, in one form or another, throughout the entire continent of Europe. Different countries h
3 Movie\'s Reviewed English 11 5 December 1996 Trainspotting Trainspotting is a drop-dead look at a dead-end lifestyle. Set among the junkies and thugs of Edinburgh\'s slums and made by (director Danny Boyle, writer John Hodge, producer Andrew Macdonald) that created "Shallow Grave," "Trainspotting" caused a sensation in Britain, where it took in more money than any U.K. film except "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and ignited strong controversy over its attitude toward heroin. Mark Renton (Ewan Mc
A review of Glory Glory captures the heroism of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the first black regiment in the Civil War, the Massachusetts "Fighting" Fifty-fourth. An extremely talented cast and crew earned three Academy Awards (cinematography, sound and supporting actor) and five nominations for their work in Glory. The outstanding cinematography, sound, score and acting recreate the events leading up to the Union attack on Fort Wagner on July 18th 1863. Matthew Broderick portrays the young Bos
A Zipper for Pee-Wee Ethel O\' Grady History of Television December 3, 1996 A Zipper for Pee-Wee Herman: Leaders in childrens television are and always have been concerned about what programs actually make it on the air. Most early programming for children of school age in the 1950\'s was the western program. Another type was the science-fiction thriller which tended to be based on hero\'s from the radio, comics, and films. However, a favorite of the youngest audience was the children\'s equival
A Nightmare On Elm Street Intro to Film December 17, 1999 A Nightmare on Elm Street At a time when the stalker movie had been exploited to all ends and the image of mute, staggering, vicious killers had been etched into society’s consciousness to the point of exhaustion, a new kid entered the block. The year was 1984 and it was time for a new villain to enter into the horror genre. A villain that was agile, intelligent, almost inviolable yet viscous, and by all means deadly. A Nightmare on Elm S
Advantages of Commericals The Advantage of Commercials It began in the early 1940’s and to this day still is in many of our lives, even more so then before. It’s the TV that I’m referring to. The TV started only as only musicals on it,. But eventually proceeded up to today’s oriented world, with movies, sports, and violence. Today more than 98% of all households have a TV. Over 75,000,000 of TV sets are color. To how haw our lives depend on TV; according to A.C. Nielsen, America watches more tha
An Analysis Of The Video "Like A Prayer" By Madonna An Analysis of the Video Like A Prayer by Madonna Madonna first arrived in the national popular culture in 1984 with her song Borderline . She moved very quickly in the ensuing years to make several records (many of which have gone multi-platinum) and to take several world tours with sold-out concerts, and has caused quite a bit of controversy in what she has done in the public eye. Examples include posing nude for Penthouse magazine (and annou
can media inspire violent crimes Can media inspire violent crimes? One problem that many corporations ignore is the possibility that aggressive type people seek reinforcement for their own destructive acts, either against themselves or other people. Television violence, for instance, and the widespread public concern accompanying it have led to calls for strict controls on the depiction of violent programs. In their decision making, some producers do not take responsibility for the equally impor
CHildren and Television Children and Television The children of America spend their time on many different activities. One of the most time consuming activities is watching television. Television plays a large role in the social and emotional development of children today. One good quality that television has is that it conveys information and happenings around the world that they may not otherwise know about, but some people have been questioning whether television does more harm than good. Man
Children, TV, and Violence Children, TV, and Violence America has the largest crime rate in the world. Along with that crime rate is also the substantially high violence rate. Why? Why is violence becoming and everyday common happening in our society? When you flip on the "tele" and tune into the news, the highlight of every show is somehow directly related or connected to violence. We see it every evening and perhaps say "Oh my gosh, how terrible." and then forget all about it two minutes later
Consumer Appeal CONSUMER APPEAL Advertisers of today have strategically combined commercials and television shows in order to sell products. Gloria Steinem discusses a similar idea in her article, "Sex, Lies, and Advertising." She repeatedly demonstrates how advertisements, particularly in magazines, are complementary to the articles around them. In the same manner, so are commercials to television programs. They are both aimed at the same groups or types of people, such as sex, age, gender, etc
C-SPAN, the American cable TV channel Class: Cable Communication Title of Essay: C-SPAN, the Cable TV channel C-SPAN, the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network is a medium that truly brings the government to the people. By presenting live and uncut footage of our government in action, the citizens of the United States can get a bit closer to what the founding fathers had in mind when they created our government. C-SPAN is truly a unique channel amongst the mass of today\'s viewing options. C-SP
Friday The movie Friday is a comedy, but it also depicts many important social issues. The story is set in the city of Los Angelos, California, in what could be called a high class ghetto. The main theme of the movie is about a young black man who looses his job and is influenced by his best friend to smoke marijuana. The movie also shows the relationships of his family and other members of his neighborhood. With a zany cast of characters and a hilarious script this movie touches on everything f
How do TV shows reflect american culture Television Shows Reflect American Culture There are many movies and television shows that reflect American culture. A show or movie must address some current societal problem or trend in order to truly reflect American life; murder, rape, racism, and, on a less serious note, parties, shopping, and sports are topics that deserve serious consideration by the public and the media. The show Beverly Hills 90210 attempts to be an accurate portrayal of the life
How Technology Hurts Us HOW TECHNOLOGY Has Hurt Us Although many inventions have helped us and made our lives easier they have also caused some problems. With the invention of the car came problems such as air pollution. Cities are becoming more and more congested with people using their cars even for short distances. The government is trying to make this better by making cars pass an emmission control test. Another problem with cars is that hundreds of people die or get seriously injured each y
I didn\'t do it I DIDN\'T DO IT How The Simpsons Affects Kids The Simpsons is one of Americas most popular television shows. It ranks as the number one television program for viewers under eighteen years of age. However, the ideals that The Simpsons conveys are not always wholesome, sometimes not even in good taste. It is inevitable that The Simpsons is affecting children. Matt Groening took up drawing to escape from his troubles in 1977. At the time, Groening was working for the L.A. Reader, a
Image est il dangereux ou utile Est-ce que l\'image est dangereuzx ou utile? De ne jours, nous sommes "inondes"des images par l\'utilisation des nouvelles medias. Cet age avait commence au debut de notre siecle avec l\'importance gagnee de trouver des "colonies"des pays reignants de l\'economie du monde sans indiquer le mot"colonie". Or, les reclames et par consequent,l\'image avaient ete decouvertes au XIXe siecle, mais cela a commence a se montrer apres la Iere Guerre Mondiale quand l\'economi
Impressions of television IMPRESSIONS OF TELEVISION SOME AMERICANS COMPLAIN THAT THERE IS TOO MUCH VIOLENCE IN TELEVISION, PARTICULARLY IN AN ACTION SERIES OR CARTOONS. THEY ARE AFRAID THAT PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, WILL SEE THESE SHOWS AND THINK THAT THE ONLY WAY TO RESOLVE PROBLEMS IS THROUGH VIOLENT ACTS. I THINK THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS OTHER THAN TELEVISION THAT EFFECTS PEOPLE. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED SOMETHING JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW IT ON TELEVISION? I’M SURE THAT ALL OF US HAVE DONE T
National TV Turn-off Week- What a Dumb Idea In a time when millions of people are starving each year and thousands are killed in war zones, worrying about how much television we watch sounds like a stupid idea. Right? Well, that’s what people all across North America are doing every day. In fact, there is a full week dedicated to the cause: National T.V-Turnoff Week. National T.V-Turnoff week is nothing more then a cry for attention by the middle class. The lower classes have their problems: sta
No Sex Our group chose “Speak To The Hand” by Lakita Garth. This song talks about the health risks of casual sex, and sexual encounters. We chose it because of it’s positive message and the good results that would take place in the event this concept would be heeded. We also chose it because of it’s rapid, up beat tempo that stimulates movement, which is an excellent way to keep fit. First of all, the message that is being exhibited is that abstinence should be exercised, no sex is the safest se
opiate of the masses There was once a great philosopher who stated that religion is the opiate of the masses. i believe that this holds true even today. Except what keeps people in a daze is television. Television is rarely used for any good today, for example, do you really think that full house is an intellectual stimulus? hell no. TV is designed to be brain candy for the weak-minded and ignorant. The internet is more useful and I might add, stimulating. This is a medium in which you can inter
\'Roseanne and The Kiss\' Jodi Terwilliger 2/12/97 Paper #1 Dr.Lawrence “Roseanne and ‘The Kiss” This past winter break, myself and one of my best friends were driving down one of the main roads in our home town of Elmira, New York. I happened to look up at a billboard that was on the side of the road, and saw a sign that read something like: “Be safe, be smart, be protected.” I thought to myself (immediately) “well, that’s a big improvement from a few years ago when condom ads weren’t even allo
SEINFELD Seinfeld Television has become a mirror to the cultural aspects of daily life. It influences everyone in some way. The media’s images tell us where to shop, what shampoo to use, and what brand of soda to drink. Sitcoms have become increasingly popular through the 90’s. Sitcoms have such a large audience because they are easy to relate to, and they help us laugh at the stress of everyday life. Seinfeld is unique because its a show with odd characters who have a life of their own, and it
Seinfeld Seinfeld It was a warm September Thursday night in 1991. I was engaged in my favorite past time of "channel surfing" when a light appeared at the end of the tunnel. Displayed on my favorite, "20 inch friend", (also known as my usual Saturday night date), appeared a remarkable treasure. There before my eyes was a sitcom called Seinfeld. From that moment on I was astounded to find that not even great sitcom’s such as my beloved Mash and I Love Lucy were as captivating or enthralling. Ther
Six Hours of Television Six Hours of Television In looking at modern television programming there are hundreds of shows to choose from. Picking six hours of television to analyze from the prospective of an anthropologist is by no means easy. It is easy however, to talk about what our nation looks like to others who have never been here. Everyone is gorgeous, lives happily, and overcomes all problems, but more on that later. Four hours of the programming I chose is perhaps the most popular progra
Special EFFECTS Special effects in motion pictures has evolved over the years into an involved science of illusion and visual magic. The following is a comprehensive perspective depicting the rapidly expanding realm of cinematography. In times of old, special effects in movies was limited to an individual’s creativity and the constrictive limits of the tools available. However the results of early special effects masters astounded audiences in their age in the same manner that modern artists do
Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg As a kid in Phoenix, Steven Spielberg charged admission to his home movies while his sister sold popcorn. Although Spielberg excelled at making movies he was not a good student. He hated school and was one of the most unathletic students there. His movie making career began at the age of twelve when his father bought a movie camera that Spielberg used all the time. Instead of doing his school work he was using the camera. While he was working with his mom and si
Tales of the City - Book Report Christoph Jeff Micklon’s Book Report FOR ENG 744.3 Gay Literature Dr. John Bowers Spring 1996 Tales of the City Armistead Maupin When you sense the affection where people enfold their loving kindness you are probably amidst the tenants of 28 Barbary Lane, San Francisco 94109. Perhaps ‘tenants’ is the wrong word, it should be something more like a friendly community of people. In Tales of the City , by Armistead Maupin, the characters are intertwined with togethern
talk show trash Jeff Pavelcsyk LE 100 sect-18 March 3, 1997 These are some views on why talk shows are trash. They do nothing at all to improve any standard of living in this country, or others also. The shows are about ninety percent on topics that do not affect any of us, or that the people in general have any sort of interest in. All they do is pollute today’s already sickening society with trashy ideas so that some other idiot can go out and try, after getting the idea from the show. First w
technology spontaneously approaching humanity with the passag Technology Spontaneously Approaching ‘Humanity’ with the Passage of Time --------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Avner Erez Tel Aviv University , Department of Film & Television Tools once helped early man increase his survivability, and they became more and more useful as means to achieve our goals. Today, innovations in technology have allowed us to fabricate tools of increasing complexity. As
Televised Violence is Here to Stay Televised Violence is Here to Stay One of the most heated issues debated, ever since the invention of the television, is the effects of media violence on society. Many try to wipe it out, but will undoubtedly fail. It has great educational and entertainment value. There have even been studies showing that viewing television violence will actually relieve stress. For these reasons, televised violence, including fights, with or without weapons, resulting in blood
Television and the Internet Having already done my fair share of internet surfing, I was excited to finally have the opportunity to do a research paper that involved this vast and seemingly boundless electronic world. It is easy to passively interact with the rest of the world and scan effortlessly through millions of pages of information, some of which is useful, some of which simply takes up space; the problem that many researchers and interest groups face is making sense of the whole thing. W
Television Censorship TELEVISION CENSORSHIP WHAT IS CENSORSHIP? "Censorship is the supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society. In modern times, censorship refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media for the purpose of altering or suppressing parts thought to be objectionable or offensive. The objectionable material may be considered immoral
Television Violence and it\'s effect on Children The children of today are surrounded by technology and entertainment that is full of violence. It is estimated that the average child watches from three to five hours of television a day! (Neilson 1993). Listening to music is also a time consuming pastime among children. With all of that exposure, one might pose the question, "How can seeing so much violence on television and video games and hearing about violence in in music affect a child\'s beh
The Cultural Construction of Gender and Representation of Ide Soaps but more importantly music videos can be said to interrogate the cultural construction of gender and representations of identity. The video suggests a set of images to the viewer and usually these are a blurring of gender and identity. Music videos predicate on the representation of female gender experience. The two interrelated sign systems- access signs and discovery signs- will be discussed. Music clips that will be focused o
The Simpsons The Simpsons This cartoon for grown-ups takes place in a fictional town called Springfield in the 1990’s. The main character in the show is Homer Simpsons, a father of three and a husband. Homer works at the Springfield nuclear power plant. He is portrayed as a slacker who is completely unqualified for his job. He’s also shown as a lazy couch potato and a little bit of an alcoholic. He’s also shown as a "pig" when it comes to food. His wife, Marge, is a good parent who has to keep a
The Simpsons--General Speech Outline Format General Speech Purpose: To Inform Specific Speech Purpose: To Inform my audience about the sitcom "The Simpsons" I. They have eight fingers, yellow skin, wacky hairdos, and a severe case of an underbite. A. They are the typical american family, but far from your average "Cleaver household" B. The Simpsons are the new generation of quality television sitcom families. II. The Simpsons were a runaway hit ever since their first season. A. The show generate
The Success of Michael Crichton\'s Novels in the Media Industr The Success of Michael Crichton\'s Novels in the Media Industry One only has to look at the astonishing opening weekend of Paramount Pictures\' action adventure thriller Congo which was universally panned by critics, to be reminded of the power of the person who created the underlying material: Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton. The film\'s whopping $24.6 million opening, which shocked insiders, underscored the value to Hollywood
The Truman Show The Truman Show is a movie about a man who is held captive inside a world that revolves around him. Truman Burbank, the main character has been raised on a huge TV Soundstage filled with hidden cameras and actors who pretend to be his friends and family. This world is one where he is literally trapped in his own life by the surreal existence in which he has been forced to spend every day of his thirty years. Since the day he was born Truman Burbank\'s life was controlled from a h
tracking tv programs Since its invention, television has been an important part of American life and culture. In our modern society, there are even those who would argue that it has become an absolute necessity. Recently, many people have been debating whether or not television content is corrupting our youth and Americans in general. In spite of this, I believe that the networks do an adequate job of providing programs that appeal to the different categories of viewing audiences. In the early e