Is the cinema the reflecion of society?

@mallu30 (463)
India
May 8, 2011 10:05am CST
The cinema is not the reflection of society. All the things are exaggerated in the cinema. All the scenes like, a gang of villain beaten by8 the hero with a single hand, songs in foreign locations etc., are not realisitc. In real life these kind of incidents will not happen. So, cinema is just a generalisation of the society with an exaggerated incidents to meet the expectations of the audience. What do you say?
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@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
24 May 11
No, and they aren't meant to be. They are meant to provide an example for society to reflect/avoid. The 'many bad vs. one good'-idea subliminally convinces people that it doesn't matter how many are against you if your cause is just!
@sashakiddo (1104)
• United States
10 May 11
Hollywood is definitely a fantasy world. But there are some movies that reflect truth. Independent movies and documentaries are sometimes very accurate because they want to show the world a real aspect of some society. We need to look into the reasons for making the film. Most of the time in Hollywood the reason for the film is entertainment, so as you said it is not a reflection of society.
@megamatt (14326)
• United States
9 May 11
I think there is some truth to a lot of things in entertainment but a lot of things are rather exaggerated for purposes of Entertainment. I mean when I go to a movie or watch a television show, I want to escape from the perils of the real world. To see something that is a bit too realistic for our own good, yeah that can not be a good thing for sure. Still there is some form of realism in the realms of entertainment for sure. There are a lot of films out there that are loosely based off of true stories or situations. Obviously there are many liberties taken from a purely creative standpoint. For the sake of entertainment of course. Still there are a multitude of reflections upon what actually happens. Some of it is purely fiction and I thank them from that. Then again, there are times where the real world can be far more absurd and insane than the plot of any Hollywood masterpiece.
@06MLam (622)
9 May 11
Your opinion might meet quite a lot of films shown in the cinema. However, there are always some other types of films in which the director would like to bring out the reality of the society through the films to the audience so as to make people reflect after watching the film.
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
9 May 11
Sometimes it seems that cinema is the reflection of the society but soon I discover that it is not true.
@amora123 (85)
• Philippines
9 May 11
Maybe we can call it the reflection of society what we have right now, they just exaggerated it to make the movie more attractive and beautiful.
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
9 May 11
if your'e from the Philippines i hope you have seen the indie film NOY. it's a great film and it does reflect the reality. i just hope there will be more films like this. but we are to talk about those films who does not reflect the society then there are tons of them. love stories where the couple face challenges, (most are just mixed with a little twist the the bottom line is just the same as other films), the heroic film (the one you set as an example, yes it's waaay to far from reality). that is why i prefer watching movies that are based on real life. and i can say i can truly relate to them even if i dont have experiences such as those in the movie, because with how the film goes it shows that it's not far from reality.
@Moesha99 (38)
• Barbados
8 May 11
The cinema is not always a reflection of society. However, some movies are based on real life events.
• India
8 May 11
Yes i agree with you, you might have been seen Rajanikanth's movie. These movies are totally imaginary, not a single bit of his movies are real, and don't even feel so. Movies are supposed to be Generation of some sort of takes in order to make audience entertaining, that's it. If else is present then it may be Reality shows that make some sort of Reflection of SOcIetY
• Philippines
8 May 11
Well of course.. Films are just for entertainment. That is why they are made in the first place. Anything can be done in cinema, for the sake of art and entertainment. That is why we have different genres in the film industry so it can satisfy everyone. There is always something for everyone. Films exaggerate movies because that is what audiences want to see. No one wants to see a movie that is exactly real like the real world. After all, why watch a movie in the first place if it can be seen in the real world anyway, right? That is why directors exaggerate movies, so there is a sense of 'watch value' to it.