The Power of Film

Posted by John Munson on 5/16/2013 9:17:28 AM

Here's an important thing to consider - the power of film.  You don't want to underestimate this. It has been used since the advent of film to sway the opinion of the masses. When used this way it is considered to be 'propoganda'.

Film can be used for good and bad. The question is, how do we know when it is being used to this end? How do we know when a film is truthful in its information? The problem is that the multi-sensual nature of film in the hands of a skilled filmmaker can elicit a powerful emotional response from a viewer. Can you remember ever coming out of a theatre and feeling emotionally charged?

Please answer the three red-colored questions above in your response.