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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.

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