2nd. article of our 5 week series on the Starsucker documentary.
In the Starsucker documentary (click here to view) it discusses how celebrity gossip has taken over fact based news journalism. In this article we hope to look more in depth at those claims and what we can expect for the future. On the surface the News International phone hacking scandal may appear to be just the press using any method available to gather gossip (before another rival does!) for the public’s insatiable interest in celebrities. The truth is it is a much more muddied affair. The scandal and the Leveson Inquiry have revealed corruption between the media, politics and police. This is only a very brief history and a brief glance into the findings!
1st. article in our 5 week series on the “Starsucker” documentary
Welcome to our five-week series inspired by the documentary film Starsucker. It looks into why we are addicted to fame and celebrities today. Click here to watch. Although, the documentary touches on television and mental health concerns this article aims to understand more in depth television viewing and our psychosocial health. Plus look into how much television impacts our critical thinking skills.
In what was supposed to be a passionate discussion of the art of screenwriting, this article will from the periphery describe this essential art; (and hopefully not disparage or minimize how important it is to the feature length film). Anyone who has enjoyed many of the articles on this site knows we are not kidding when we say the article was meant to honor this discipline. So please indulge us while we attempt to talk around the art and at least an indication of where a future article hopes to be more detailed in describing.
Searching for authenticity in Hollywood may be like searching for a needle in a haystack these days. Today consumers are tired of celebrities looking for a free ride while contributing nothing to the greater good of society. Meaning its not enough for a celebrity to look HOT, SEXY or GORGEOUS in the age of social media. Social media has changed our culture and celebrities trying to sell a film or television show? Need to care about someone other than themselves and be authentic and sincere while doing it. Is this asking to much?
Women in film are often seen as one dimensional and they are often put on a pedestal. Rashida Jones, Zoe Kazan and Brit Marling decided to change that image and write films themselves. They have shown Hollywood and other women that if one wants to change something, start with yourself. Click here to read more.