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As individuals graduating in the year 2000, prepar
As individuals graduating in the year 2000, prepar
y2k As individuals graduating in the year 2000, preparing to go our separate ways, we all share something in common: those wonderful memories from growing up in the eighties. Back then we had no worries or responsibilities, except for the chance that we might not, for some reason, get home in time to watch Transformers, Scooby-doo, or Thundercats. Being employed and finishing a research paper at the same time wasn\'t an issue. Our only job was to have fun playing with He-Man, Shera, GI Joe, or M
The Media and the Fear of Victimization
The Media and the Fear of Victimization
The Media and the Fear of Victimization Tonight\'s presenter spoke on the images of crime that are presented on television and the media and how they affect the public perception on being victimized. She gave examples of how the media has the tendency to often blow up a situation so as to make it appear as if the nation is in some great peril. For example if someone does a study on juvenile crime you can expect the media to focus on juvenile crime and incidents that may be occurring across the n
Gangs
Gangs
Gangs Since the beginning of the decade, teenage homicides increased by one hundred and fifty percent (Strout, Brian 1996). This sharp increase is largely due to the rapid formation of gang activity throughout the United States (Strout, Brian, 1996). In today\'s larger cities, gang violence is a reality that people have to deal with every day. As gang related crimes increase, officials are trying to find out why people join and remain loyal to gangs. Unfortunately, experts can only hypothesize e
Gangs: A Violent Reality
Gangs: A Violent Reality
Gangs: A Violent Reality Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today\'s cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings\' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang viole
UFO's and effect on people
UFO's and effect on people
UFO\'s and effect on people The Effects of UFO\'s on People By Steve Edwards Almost every civilization in history that has kept a written history has recorded the sightings of strange objects and lights in the skies. These objects have been described as glowing wheels, colored balls of light, and disk shaped objects. Today unexplained aerial phenomena are generally referred to as unidentified flying objects (UFO\'s) or flying saucers. The effects of extra terrestrial sightings can have an advers
Special Effects
Special Effects
Special Effects Written by: Brett Amato 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 manne
Review Of Three Movies: Trainspotting, Ferris Buel
Review Of Three Movies: Trainspotting, Ferris Buel
Review Of Three Movies: Trainspotting, Ferris Bueller\'s Day Off and Jurassic Park 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 co
The Advantage of Commercials
The Advantage of Commercials
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 than 7 hours per day. Man
Animation
Animation
Animation My personal enjoyment with animation has inspired me to write this essay, pertaining to animation. Since I was a child I have been fascinated with cartoons; from when they started out to be black and white, and until now with full colour and computer effects. To better perceive what my personal feelings about animation are, I must first discuss in full detail, a general overview of how animators bring traditional animation alive with motion. Animation seems like a smooth movement of dr
Glory: A Review
Glory: A Review
Glory: A Review Stephanie Beck April 9, 1997 Prof. Deutch 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.
A Zipper for Pee-Wee Herman
A Zipper for Pee-Wee Herman
A Zipper for Pee-Wee Herman Ethel O\' Grady History of Television December 3, 1996 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 equivalent of the variety sho
Beware of Television
Beware of Television
Beware of Television It is considered that one of the greatest inventions of the twentieth century—the television—completely changed the way of a person\'s life. Television has brought into every home a lot of information and easy-to-reach entertainment. Is its influence on the personality, family, or children positive only or is there another side of the coin? Yes, there is. A negative one. The effect of television depends not only on the content of its programs, but there are more general aspe
C-SPAN, the Cable TV channel
C-SPAN, the Cable TV channel
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-SPAN was launched March 19, 1979, to provide live, gavel to gavel coverage of the
Can Media Inspire Violent Crimes?
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 important minority. Instead, they may
Children and Television
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. Many have been analyzing wh
Children, TV, and Violence
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. Or perhaps we don\'t even
Consumer Appeal
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. Many times, th
Evolution of Media Violence
Evolution of Media Violence
Evolution of Media Violence The evolution of broadcast programming can be identified into four stages. The first stage covers the debut of commercial radio in the 1920\'s. At that time the tone was considered proper, and formal. For several years radio broadcasting emphasized classical or semi-classical music, and historical drama. Commercials were kept brief and always discreet In the second stage of programming, which was called The Golden Age of Radio, shows were action adventures. Vaudeville
HDTV
HDTV
HDTV It all started when Thomas Edison invented the phonograph. This opened up the idea of receiving and playing professionally produced entertainment at home. As the years went by, there have been many advances in technology and ways to transmit signals through the air waves into people\'s homes. After all, this is what it\'s mostly used for, to get programs into people\'s homes. Whether it be movies, commercials, instructional videos, music, PSA\'s, news, sports. Whoever creates these programs
Television Shows Reflect American Culture
Television 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 of a typical well-off American teenager g
How Technology Has Hurt Us
How Technology Has Hurt 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 year. Another technical i
I Didn't Do It: How The Simpsons Affects Kids
I Didn't Do It: How The Simpsons Affects Kids
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 free weekly new
Impressions of Television
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 THAT AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHE
National TV Turn-Off Week: A Dumb Idea
National TV Turn-Off Week: A Dumb Idea
National TV Turn-Off Week: 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: starvat
Religion is the Opiate of the Masses
Religion is the Opiate of the Masses
Religion is the 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 whi
Seinfeld
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. There is onl
Six Hours of Television
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 programming this year, consist
Steven Spielberg
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 sister on his proje
Tales of the City
Tales of the City
Tales of the City Christoph Jeff Micklon\'s Book Report FOR ENG 744.3 Gay Literature Dr. John Bowers Spring 1996 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 togetherness. The mother of all mothers
Talk Show Trash
Talk Show Trash
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
Technology Spontaneously Approaching 'Humanity' Wi
Technology Spontaneously Approaching 'Humanity' Wi
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 we recognize that the most effective tools have human characteristics, such as a computer capable of learning, we will give our tools th
Television Censorship
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 or obscene, heretical
Television Violence and Its Effect on Children
Television Violence and Its Effect on Children
Television Violence and Its 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 behav
Television and The Internet
Television and The Internet
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 and Commercialism
Television and Commercialism
Television and Commercialism Television is populated with images which are superficial and lack depth. Programs look more like ads and ads look more like programs. All this leads to a close circle of consumerism. The three excerpts relate to these unifying ideas thus the validity of their argument. Surface is all; what you see is what you get. These images are proud of their standing as images. They suggest that the highest destiny of our time is to become cleansed of depth and specificity alto
Televised Violence is Here to Stay
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 bloodshed, will never diminish. Many par
Television Soaps: The Cultural Construction of Gen
Television Soaps: The Cultural Construction of Gen
Television Soaps: The Cultural Construction of Gender and Representation 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 b
The Simpsons
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 an eye on H
The Success of Michael Crichton's Novels in the Me
The Success of Michael Crichton's Novels in the Me
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 of an exclusive club of best-selling writers (Eller 3). Michae
The TV Generation
The TV Generation
The TV Generation Everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him. It is the moment when his emotions achieve their most powerful sway over him, and afterward when you say to this person the world today or life or reality he will assume that you mean this moment, even if it is fifty years in the past. My generation is greatly influenced by the media, specifically television. Television becomes my reality by bringing into my life the happenings of the outside world. Our g
Tracking TV Programs
Tracking TV Programs
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
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye When I was younger, I loved to watch cartoons. Although I watched many cartoons, there was one cartoon in particular that caught my attention the most. This cartoon was a science fiction story about robotic lifeforms called The Transformers. At that time, The Transformers was the most exciting and important thing in my life. It came on everyday, and I tried not to ever miss an episode. If I knew I would miss an episode, I made sure I had someone record it fo
TV Violence and Children
TV Violence and Children
TV Violence and Children Children from the ages 6-11 spend more time watching television than they do in the classroom. The level of violence that they see on prime time television is about five violent acts per hour and the level of violence on Saturday that includes cartoons morning programming is about 20 to 25 violent acts per hour. At this rate, the average American child will see 8,000 murders before they finish elementary school! As a child sits in front of baby-sitting television, her ey
TV Violence
TV Violence
TV Violence A major topic of conversation nowadays is whether or not voilence on television causes children to bahave more violently. Shortly after I began to research this topic, I realized that it is not a clear cut issue. Evidence can be easily found to support each position. In the following essay I will examine the different positions that can ba taken on this topic and try ro form my own view on the affect violent TV has on chidren. The first position I will examine is the one in which it
TV Violence: Impossible To Get Rid of Violence on
TV Violence: Impossible To Get Rid of Violence on
TV Violence: Impossible To Get Rid of Violence on Television Andy Allen Optional Final 2nd hour Tear gas flushes a gunman out of a house where he had been held up. He comes out shooting, then falls in a hail of bullets from the S.W.A.T team. A film of the shoot-out and removal of the gunman\'s body appear on the on the evening news. Is this what Americans want to watch, or should it be censored out of the news? Many people think it should be banned. But would that be breaking the first amendment
Violence on Television: Violence is Everywhere
Violence on Television: Violence is Everywhere
Violence on Television: Violence is Everywhere I never learned which party was victorious, nor the cause of the war, But I felt for the rest of that day, as if I had had my feelings excited and harrowed by witnessing the struggle... (Henry David Thoreau) These days our whole life seems to revolve around violence. There are so many channels on TV that advocate violence on a daily basis. Sports that we see every Sunday stir up aggressiveness and bring anger to a high level. Around school confli
Violence on the Tube
Violence on the Tube
Violence on the Tube Matt Chisholm Jeb Beck English 110 Dec. 13, 1996 One Saturday morning many years ago, I was watching an episode of the ‘ Roadrunner\' on television. As Wile E. Coyote was pushed off of a cliff by the Roadrunner for the fourth or fifth time, I started laughing uncontrollably. I then watched a ‘Bugs Bunny\' show and started laughing whenever I saw Elmer Fudd shoot Daffy Duck and his bill went twirling around his head. The next day, I pushed my brother off of a cliff and shot m
Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Walt Disney Walt Disney was one of the famous motion-picture producers in history. He first became known in the 1920\'s and 1930\'s for creating such cartoon film characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. He later produced feature length cartoon films, movies about wild animals in their natural surroundings, and films starring human actors. Disney won 32 Academy Awards for his movies and for scientific and technical contributions to filmmaking. He also gained fame for his development of theme
What To Do?: Terrorism and the Media
What To Do?: Terrorism and the Media
What To Do?: Terrorism and the Media Imagine you are a resident of Jerusalem, in the year 60 AD. You are taking a walk throughout the marketplace doing your weekly shopping. You see a man pull out a dagger and he yells ‘death to all Romans\' and attacks a roman guard, killing him in front of hundreds of spectators. The assassin quietly slips into the crowd and is lost in a sea of people never to be found. The word of the attack spreads and soon it is the talk of the town. Many more attacks on Ro
Roseanne and The Kiss
Roseanne and The Kiss
Roseanne and The Kiss Jodi Terwilliger 2/12/97 Paper #1 Dr.Lawrence 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 allowed on television.” Then