How Society is Influenced by Films
Films Affect the Way We See Everyday Life
Have you ever swam in the ocean? Or a deep, murky lake? Many who have often suffer to some degree from the fear of of something unknown in the deep, seemingly endless water. Much of this fear is natural, however, much of it is also put inside of our minds by the horrifying scenes we see in the theaters. For example, after the classic "Jaws" was aired in 1975, Great White Shark hunting policies were loosed (The Jaws Effect).
Films can Create a Fear Inside that can Leak into Society
After the movie "The Day After Tomorrow" aired in 2004, many people began to be very interested in the Earths climate changes. The film generated more than 10 times the news coverage of the 2001 IPCC report, clearly showing that society was considering this sort of thing to be a reality. This, in a way, shows how films can inform society, often times better than the local news can.
Films can Inspire Change
The film, "Braveheart" connected so deeply with the people of Scotland, it influenced them to propose a referendum to the United Kingdom. Who would have thought one film could inspire so many?