Negative Effects Of Cinema

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Register to read the introduction… After every performance I would move around in a dream, drifting along acting the parts of all the stars”[14]. Unlike sources 2 and 3, this source has a positive effect on women and children as it made them feel that they were “in a dream” and that they could feel close to the actors and characters that they saw in the cinema by watching them and then imitating their performances. Some young women spent their weeks literally acting out what they had seen in films[15]. Like source 1, the woman who has written this states that films have done a lot for her in developing her dress and colour sense. This source has a positive effect on the lives of women because it gives women a place to go were they can relax and enjoy the surroundings, as well as giving them advice on the latest fashion and trends.

It could be said that the cinema had a negative effect on children. The cinema injected “moral poison” into the unintelligent audience[16]. Furthermore, the films that were imported into the picture theatres were dangerously false. “They neglected all that was important and vital in life”. Cinema gave children a false impression of what America was really like, and children then went on to adopt the behaviour of their favourite film stars, and their education soon dropped as all that was spoken about in schools was the films children had watched, consequently films played a prominent
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This source comments on how the cinema has changed the lives of children in many different ways. “People consider me as smartly dressed but that is undoubtedly because I copy the clothes I have seen in the films. Powder, soap and odds and ends are those used by my favourite film stars”[17]. Jean Harlow was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. Known as the "Platinum Blonde" and the "Blonde Bombshell" due to her platinum blonde hair, Harlow was ranked as one of the greatest movie stars of all time by the American Film Institute. It was actresses such as Jean Harlow that influenced young girls in the 1930’s and once women and children had seen the styles of women in the cinema, they saved the little money they earned to afford the clothes they saw in the films. “When I get a rise in salary, I shall be able to afford another night at the cinema”[18]. The budget of the shop girl from Leeds was 32s. All money that women and children earn was spent on attending the cinema, or buying clothes and make up that they saw women wearing in the films that they saw in the

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