Censorship And Dystopian Movies

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The public has some influence over the media, but media creators are the ones who have the most since they are consciously and/ or unconsciously integrating their experiences, biases, values, and beliefs. With the rise of dystopian/utopian fiction films, fear of loss of autonomy has become more relevant since this genre predicts a vial future for the United States which causes distress and fascination to many. Majority of these films, where a totalitarian government is most likely in power, fail to explain how the government got into power, instead the stories are focused on the action. The action in these films is highly unlikely to be realized by the average human being. The average human is not talented in martial arts, possess super strength …show more content…
So, if we follow determinism, deduced from the presence of a God, then there is no free will, because it would otherwise contradict. All this meaning that there is no individualism only the illusion of one. Donnie realizes this in the movie, and he begins to see life as trivial, yet at the end he comes to peace with this realization. This peace maybe from the realization that life is not trivial because even if there is a set path, humans are programmed to feel and believe in free will. Donnie, after a mix of emotions and apathy, realizes through Gretchen (his girlfriend) death that emotions are/ or seem to be real. This leads him into saving the Primary Universe and sacrificing himself. Even if he was manipulated by God into making the decision, he believed that he had the choice and that he acted in name of love. So, the fear of losing self-autonomy and/ or free will like many things in life, are part of a paradox, and may never be fully understood. Thinking about this is difficult because it is hard not to get discouraged, yet knowing about the existence of these complexities make us less vulnerable to manipulations because we know that nothing in life is …show more content…
People who are left out from what is praised or who purposely remove themselves from it, become outsiders, which is not something people want because of our natural fear of rejection. The funny thing is that whether you are an outsider or not, someone/something will not accept you. A lot of us can relate to being outsiders or feeling as if we do not belong. High school is a hard epoch in a person’s life because there is always that longing of wanting to be accepted by someone or a group. A classic example, in movies like Princess Diaries, a girl is rejected by the populars because she is dorky, ugly and weird. Later, after finally acquiring the right shoes, hair and tastes, she is ‘’accepted’’ into their clique. In Donnie Darko, Kelly beautifully captures this paradox in one minute scene. The scene shows high school students for the most part by themselves, there are no cliques visible. What I get from this shot is that even if you fit in, you will get criticized for something, which is a sign of not fitting in to someone’s ideals, therefore everyone does not fit in. Superficially, the below average looking, the nerds, the teacher’s pets, the geeks, and the fragile are picked on because they clearly do not fit in like the rest. So, the logical answer to bullies and the

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