To 4k or not to 4k; that is the question. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement around us, even when we have no involvement – celebrity gossip stalks us at the supermarket and turmoil plagues the news, all driven by our morbid fascination with the lives of the wealthy. Whether or not these people’s decisions merit attention, the public makes it a personal mission to study them. True, infatuation with fame and fortune is not always wrong, but the semiotics from the media giants who constantly remind us that if we are not one of these people, we are not important. Thus, in twenty-first century America, the average citizen’s reality is shaped by social construction, with cinema as one of the foremost staging grounds.
“Criminals, drug lords, and violent men are shown as lik...Read More