Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Discussion: More Red Band Trailer Controversy

Source: NY Times

I found this article in the NY Times and thought it was interesting. It's regarding the quantity and easy access of red-band trailers online. Basically the article states a Federal Trade Commission report from last December identifying red-band trailers as a "new concern" and that most age-verification "gates" for the trailers are too lax and that they should have stricter verification methods to confirm that the viewer is at least the age of 17. (Side note – I find it funny that once you turn 17 you're allowed to view adult material/rated R movies, and yet they can't fight for our country for another year. Hmmm…)

If there's any kind of magic in this world... it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. I know it's almost impossible to succeed... but who cares, really. The answer must be in the attempt. Only if you find peace within yourself will you find true connections with others.

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Did you know?

Octavia Spencer (Dorothy Vaughn) was asked by Janelle Monáe (Mary Jackson) at the church lunch if she wanted some pie. This related to The Help when Octavia Spencer (Minny Jackson) gives Bryce Dallas Howard (Hilly Holbrok) a pie that contains her own feces.


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I feel film matters because we use it to tell stories about who we are as a society. They are a record of what makes us human and what concerns us in our everyday lives. Film has the power to transform emotions and it gives us opportunities to expand our horizons. It has the power to connect us to a whole new world outside our own. It's magical. Moreover, film is the most prevalent form of communication and entertainment in the postmodern world. Even while we are mindlessly absorbed in a favorite entertaining past time, we are subtly and unconsciously washed with layers of cultural values. Some films are fleeting entertainment while others are truly magnificent, dazzling, thought-provoking works of art. Long Live Film!

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