Theater Final

Topics: Film, Los Angeles, Movie theater Pages: 8 (2057 words) Published: December 10, 2014

How Films affect different Social Environments

Cerritos College
Miriam Rios Gonzalez

Professor Robert Campolo
Theater 150
Motion Pictures- Television
December 9, 2014

In life, we realize that we all have different views and that is what makes our thinking different. When it comes to watching a movie; whether it is horror, action, or comedy, we tend to think of the movies differently based on the way we think of life. People do not go see a movie for the same reasons. Some go just to show off that they saw the movie that everyone was talking about over the weekend and some go see a movie just to take their girlfriend out on a date. Most of the time, we do not go see a movie because we think we are going to learn something from it. We usually go just for entertainment. We learn something from every film we watch. If one whole group of people watched the same film they will learn something different based on the social economic and environment experiences they have had.

How Films affect different Social Environments
When you go to a movie theater you see all kinds of different people. Whether or not it females or males, young or old, American or non-American. There are different perspectives in which the movie will be seen. I think a good example would be the movie 2012. It is a science fiction disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich and distributed by Columbia Pictures. 2012 was a global film that all people were interested to see. This movie came out in 2009 and when it was in the making in 2008, all of my friends were already talking about the movie but what really surprised me were the reasons that they were going to see the movie for. Benjamin Trujillo’s, a family friend, reason to go see the movie was so that his wife and kids can see the way the world is going to end if they don’t behave according to the bible. Benjamin grew up as a very potent Christian and his wife was not that very religious so therefore he wants to show her what will happen if they do not turn their souls fully to God. So Benjamin’s family is looking forward to the film as a future vision of what happens to the people of the world that do not behave as a Christian and do not follow Gods teachings. Another friend named Lucy that I have known her since fourth grade said that she wants to see the movie because she feels that the world is going to end in 2012. She is the type of girl that grew having nothing in life to having a career and a husband that loves her. She was too scared of the world ending that she was looking forward to the movie to be out because she wants to see how the end is going to happen. She literally said to me “I going to see how I can plan to survive the end of the world by watching the movie.” To me, that was funny and I thought, “Damn! She is crazy!” After, I had thought that many people were looking forward to the movie and that is what made me want to watch it. The enthusiasm of other people wanting to watch the movie made me anxious to watch 2012. When I was parking at the theatre at Edwards Cinema I saw an unusual group of religious people also getting ready to watch 2012. Not just them, but also many other types of religious people. Many college students were going to the movies with a notebook and pen; teenage boys and girls with the intense look of what to expect of the movie. There were going to be so many viewers and many of them with different intentions to see it. Roland, the director of the movie said, “I never seen so many people from different countries come see a movie in my life” (Liebowitz, Stan). Although many of these viewers were coming to see the same movie, they all came for different reasons. There was a statistical survey on this movie and the survey had said, “Do you think that this movie is the true story of what really is going to happen?”( Liebowitz, Stan). More than 60 percent said no (Liebowitz, Stan), meaning that...

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