During the course of the twentieth era in addition to the twenty-first, movies ensure moviegoers a variety of experiences that either acknowledged or move away from their own values. Therefore I will investigate the interrelationship between culture and the visual entertainment media; By exploring the various forms of visual entertainment media that shaped American culture and its values, the social influences whether positive or negative and then summarize how visual media either reflect or influence social behavior and attitudes.
Visual entertainment tells various forms of stories that bring to mind and shape our most long-term values and culture. There have been many movies that have displayed the culture of times in them such as “Smoke Signals, “The Cosby,” “Out of Africa,” and “The Brady Bunch.” They remind and signify universal themes of social familiarity. Entertainment media helped us understand and respond to past events and heartbreaks, which has enable us to reconsider ideas for the most part in terms of how we think about race, spirituality, and sexuality with such films as “In the Heat of the Night,” “A Stranger among Us” and “Brokeback Mountain”. The values the media introduce can help carry people through life, however the limitless access to all through media, individuals are greatly influence.
Visual entertainment has shaped American culture and its value, it has changed the way we communicate with each other. Since 1950’s there have been televisions in homes, people were able to watch their favorite shows, and catch up on the world through the news. Soon after that cell phone came into place. People no longer see the value in communicating with each other face to face. Some would rather create a virtual living life and would “live there”. Would do everything a person would do, but it would just be online. Once “Media’’ came about, I believe what people once valued no longer was important.