Movies and Culture. Pressure to be Thin: The Plague of Hollywood The Korean Wave among Asian Countries The great decrease in Markets and Box Office Earnings in Taiwanese Cinema Caribe: Social Implications in Costa Rica. Pressure to Be Thin: The Plague of Hollywood. Some Facts:.
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Today’s Hollywood places a considerable amount of pressure upon its actresses to be extremely thin and waif-like. As a result, most American women experience a similar pressure – the pressure to look like Hollywood stars.
1930s: Bette Davis illuminates Hollywood at 5’2” and an average weight.
1950s: Marilyn Monroe becomes America’s top pin-up icon at 5’5.5” and roughly 130 lbs.
Today, many female Hollywood stars are extremely thin.
Exposure to such unhealthy and unrealistic ideas of body image negatively affects young girls and women through depression, the loss of self-esteem, and the development of eating disorders.
Kate Bosworth: 5’5”, 100 lbs.
Source: Korean Film Council (KOFIC).
Over the fifty years the Taiwanese cinema has experienced the germination, growth, maturity, and decline.
Current Issues: The great decrease in markets and box office earnings.
1. Propaganda tools against communism.
2. The early 60s: Most movies emphasized the morality and ethics of humanity, and avoided darkness in the society.
3. The 70s: Patriotism became the major theme because Taiwan withdrew from the united nations and broke off with Japan and U.S.A..
4. In the middle of 80s: The freedom of speech had been achieved. The diversification of movies was developed and movies were not political tools any more.Taiwanese Cinema
Foreign films reached 98% of the total earnings this year. (Government Information Office: Taiwan Cinema 2006)
2.Overspending easily because of the persistence of the director.
3.Too conceptualized and hard to achieve wide acceptance.
2.Because of the strong support of government, quality of the products is neglected.Comparison of two kinds of movies
(2)To set cinema industry development as one of the 13 sub plans of the Challenge 2008 National Development Plan.
(3)To join WTO, Taiwanese government signed an agreement to remove the restriction of the screen numbers of foreign movie imports, which deprived the protection of movie industries in Taiwan.
The government on the one hand actively supports the Taiwanese movies through funding; on the other hand totally opens up the import of foreign movies.
The development cannot rely only on money, and the government should realize the impact of their policies.The government policies and current situation
(1)The lack of talent.: In Taiwan, arts and cultural related subjects are not respected because people do not think they have economic benefits.
(2)The cinema education in Taiwan still focuses on the theory, rather than the technology (personal interviews, October 15, 2006).
(3)To improve the cinema education is more significant.