Meaning in Media
Film and Television are traditionally only thought of as means of entertainment. Of course this is true, they are entertaining. However they can express so much more than that. Just like any story, Film and Television allow individuals to make meaning of their world. They can provide an interesting and engaging way to understand philosophical discussions or can allow you to understand and empathise with the experiences of others.
Film is a very powerful medium that usually attempts to transmit meaningful ideas and messages. Next time you watch something just think: ‘what idea, theme or emotion is the creator trying to express through their work?
Films and Television have had a huge impact on my life. They have shaped the way I see the the world, myself and my relationships
These are just handful of films and TV shows that have shaped and influenced who I am today.
Just as my favourite Films and TV shows have impacted me, I’m sure there are ones that have greatly influenced you.
Take some time to think about some of your favourites? Why do you like them? what have they taught you?