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The Unbearable Lardness of Being

Technology really is so amazing, isn’t it? We are told relentlessly by films, magazines, television shows, and advertisements that celebrities are extraordinarily attractive paragons of perfection, impervious to both weight gain and aging. And yet, every now and then someone … Continue reading

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The Official Nonsense of _______

The Klosterman piece about laugh tracks was a great indicator of one of the many shameless tactics that mass media uses to manipulate its audience to feel a certain way towards their product. In his case, television shows that use … Continue reading

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Its not WHAT you can do…Its WHO you do it for

It seems like every artist that is in the top 40 of the music charts today have been produced by the same people. And the most irritating part is that we accept anything that these so called “producers” throw at … Continue reading

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Jaws Will Drop With Just Two Notes

Have you ever watched seen a love scene or a thriller sequence done without music hovering in the background? Do you ever associate certain movies with certain songs (Natalie Cole’s “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” with The Parent Trap)? … Continue reading

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Evoking Emotions

One of the most important aspects of horror films is the music. The sound effects used in horror films are particularly important because they lead the audience along with the path of the film. Music is composed to follow sequences in films, … Continue reading

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Sex… And how it sells

Throughout our lives we are bombarded by media messages, and almost just as many subliminal messages are embedded throughout these messages.  Have you ever been watching TV when a stunningly beautiful woman appears on the screen half naked and posing … Continue reading

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All about the repetition. All about the repetition. All about the repetition. Did you catch that?

It’s a rather obvious ploy. It’s one that we, as media consumers, should be very much aware of, and you know what? We are aware of it. But truth be told, we just can’t help ourselves when a tune is … Continue reading

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