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Does Hollywood have a negative impact on the world?

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In this piece of writing I will be looking at the impact of 'Hollywood' on the world. The word 'Hollywood' is used as a collective word across most of the world when we talk about media throughout the world such as; films, television programmes, music and global broadcasters such as MTV and Disney. It is believed that Hollywood affects a lot of things people do, think and say. I will be looking at whether Hollywood affects the world in a positive or negative way. Hollywood films promote sex and violence. This affects moral values of a majority of people and leads young people to think this is right. "My parents won't let me see any movies that really have violence," said Seth, an 11-year-old student in a school in America. ...read more.


evil in movies, TV etc. In some movies they would use different races as the bad people for example. Muslims, Russians, South Americans this puts a negative view of these people on the rest of the world. The movie 'Fahrenheit 9/11' brought a lot of controversy to America between the politicians and the movie makers. The movie created a lot of tensions, "Former President George H.W. Bush called Moore a "slime ball" last month, dismissing the upcoming film as "a vicious attack on our son," according to the New York Daily News." Many of the director's of movies, TV programmes etc are foreigners; most of them have came to places such as the USA as refugees. Although young people such as Jason, a 15-year-old from America who says, "We know that movies are pretend, and [the people are] just actors. ...read more.


Movies may have scenes with people smoking but referring back to on of the later quotation, "No movie is going to make me or any of my friends have different things to think." So it has been said by a young person that what they see in a film or media situation would not affect the choice of whether or not to take up under age smoking. It is also said that "Researchers say that the 3,000 teenagers who take up the tobacco habit each day act largely out of peer influence or rebellion against their parents." In conclusion I think that people will follow the examples of their role-models and do what they see but then again a majority of people are independent and have their own views to follow and do what they want to do despite the fact that their role-models are doing the opposite. NICOLA MC CONVILLE 12F Page 1 ...read more.

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