Mudcat Café message #2723906 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123606   Message #2723906
Posted By: GUEST,astro
15-Sep-09 - 01:34 AM
Thread Name: BS: Evolution ... or perhaps not ...
Subject: RE: BS: Evolution ... or perhaps not ...
One thing I find interesting, is that most who mention films like the teenage whatevers and the like do so dismissively...most of my American friends and I do...so who watches them to make them so famously popular...it is the demographic that advertisers like...the very young. So, isn't it likely the "popular" films are the ones that the advertisers would like to be popular and thus they are.

Most folks go to a film to meet an expectation for that night. If it's been a particularly tough day or week, give me the action film. If I am feeling romantic, well, give me that. If I am curious, then give me a film that addresses that moment, which this film might do. Then, again, maybe it would not. I would want to see if it has too much of an agenda and has lost its story telling ability.

Our folkie friends overseas need to take what the "popular" media says over here with a certain amount of caution. Don't believe everything the 24 hour news says over here...they have an agenda. People over here are of many stripes. Some shallow, some very deep. Guess who will be shown on the popular media!

Astro...getting ready to see some mindless entertainment since I am tired of thinking...today has been long!