Whose reality Sample piece
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Is it the media that guides us through our reality? Or is it how we perceive the presented information and accept it for reality? Often it is the media that influence and twine our thoughts, and allow us to construct our sense of reality. Altman’s idea of presenting to its stars, an ideal world highlighting all positive aspects of life and hiding what may potentially tarnish its image, creates a reality for those involved. Similarly, in our world today, we convey information in the media – news and newspapers in general, and make that the reality of the world we inhabit. This constructs one reality as we learn and respond to what is visible rather than guess and interpret what cannot be seen. News provides us with facts in our society. Altman focuses on the notion of our reality being manipulated and influenced by those around us. Hollywood’s life is depicted as happy and stress-free and that is the reality for those associated with the notion of a ‘Hollywood life’. Media can construct our reality however the interpretation of what we see is entirely under our control, yet often we are more inclined to listen and agree to others, living a reality influenced by them. The player offers a scathing critique of the ways that Hollywood works. Altman consistently explores the allure and ultimate emptiness of the icons and institutions of the 20th century. In ‘The Player’ he delves into the microcosm of the Hollywood studio system, conveying his fascination with the trend of Hollywood. ‘Happy Endings’ is an element required to make a successful Hollywood film. Along with other components such as ‘suspense, laughter, violence, hope, heart, nudity, sex’. The Film’s title suggests a lack of seriousness, but it’s about a man who gets away with murder, and any normal scale of moral is skewed. The player, the contestant, the participant, is Griffin Mill, and the game is all about winning. If he is playing a mere game he is...
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