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Film and Popular Internet Site

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How are the Internet and other technologies currently affecting the ways in which movies are produced, distributed, and exhibited? Are the changes having an impact on the quality or depth of the films? Provide specific examples as you explain your point of view. The internet is a wonderful thing. The internet has affected the ways movies are by distributed because there are many sites that offer streaming directly to your home computer such as Netflix and iTunes. “Through its iTunes platform, Apple offers movies for sale and rent.

IMDb, the popular Internet site that lists casts, release dates, and more for movies, also makes movies available for rental. Netflix, which allows customers to rent films by mail, thus avoiding trips to the video store, also makes films available for rental online, as does competitor Blockbuster. com, the Internet arm of the video–rental business” (Goodykoontz & Jacobs, 2011). The internet has changed the way that movies are produced because some movies are being created for online only purposes.

Full–length movies created solely for the Internet are more difficult to come by, but it seems inevitable that they, too, will follow” (Goodykoontz & Jacobs, 2011). I do believe that these changes have impacted the depth of the films. Most movies these days are all about sex. Most movies are not family oriented and I would not want young children watching them. Goodykoontz, B. , & Jacobs, C. P. (2011). Film: From watching to seeing. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Explain the difference between a film’s story and a film’s plot.

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Use a specific film to illustrate your point of view.

In the film you chose, are the events presented chronologically or are they presented non-linearly? What might a filmmaker’s intentions be when he or she chooses to present events chronologically or in a non-linear order? How are elements like character development or foreshadowing used differently between the two storytelling methods? The plot is everything that makes up the story. My definition of story would be the retelling of something that has already occurred. For instance in the movie Forest Gump, he tells his personal story which is very endearing.

The plot of the movie Forest Gump consists of him living in Alabama and meeting his best friend Jenny in first grade. Eventually he becomes a football star and loses touch with Jenny. They start to date after reconnecting in college. As far as I know the events in the movie are presented chronologically. A film maker’s intention when choosing to present events chronologically may be to be true to how events actually happened if it is a true story. Elements like character development and foreshadowing are used differently. When events are presented chronologically foreshadowing gives you something to hope for.

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