What is the interrelationship between culture and the visual entertainment media, such as television and film? Include answers to the following questions:
• In what ways have various forms of visual entertainment media shaped American culture and its values?
• Are the social influences of the visual entertainment media mostly positive or negative? Explain.
In the past quarter century, the study of film has witnessed evolutionary changes in cinematic forms. [ [ [ Current historical and theoretical research addresses the social, aesthetic, and economic importance of cinema for the history of the twentieth century. And at the beginning of a new century, television, video, and the digital arts, as well as new forms of performance, design, and
contemporary art, are challenging cinema to adapt and to find new forms of representation. The global reach of the film/media industries challenge us to comprehend how the screen arts are changing our understanding of culture and society, and how cultural knowledge and experience are conveyed through moving images. The impact of new imaging technologies on the history and development of science is equally important, presenting new challenges for the study of image making and reception in the 21st century. ]
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