Note: This summary was originally written for the University of Maryland, College Park, for a class on the sociology of entertainment. However, it has become so popular that I also share it here.
- TV and film producers decide what their characters are like.
- Movies and TV shows are made from the point of view of their creators, as opposed to the audience.
- Movies and television usually have one or two main characters, and others fill minor roles.
- Characters, like real people, have different personalities along a spectrum.
- Characters are consistent throughout generations of material.
- Some movies and TV shows are based on historical events, works of literature, or real celebrities.
- The media industry creates a pop culture for you.
TV and film producers decide what their characters are like.
The producer is the person who decides what the character is like. They determine what the story is about and tell it in a way that’s easy to understand. The producer also ensures that everyone involved with the movie knows how to describe it well so that people will like watching it and want to see more films like this one.
Movies and TV shows are made from the point of view of their creators, as opposed to the audience.
You do not see reality when you watch a movie or TV show. You’re seeing someone’s point of view—their perspective on the world and how they want to represent it. In this way, pop culture originates from the point of view of its creators rather than yours.
The creator’s perspective is often more interesting than your own because it gives them license to tell stories that aren’t always true; it allows them to bend reality in ways that could never work for an audience member who isn’t part of their universe (think about how many characters die in Game Of Thrones). But there are also benefits for those viewers who choose not just accept what they see but also appreciate its creative use: For example, when Game Of Thrones director David Benioff and writer D.B Weiss created an entire subplot based around Jon Snow being gay after marrying Ygritte throughout Season 2 but never followed through with any further discussion or ramifications—a plot point which ultimately led up into events later downstream during Season 6—they did so knowing full well that some viewers would find themselves uncomfortable with this revelation because homosexuality isn’t something most people think twice about anymore nowadays.
Movies and television usually have one or two main characters, and others fill minor roles.
Pop culture is a form of entertainment that combines plot, dialogue, and music to create a story. The main characters in pop culture are usually the ones we’re most interested in—they have the most exciting personalities or backstories.
The supporting characters are less important because they don’t have anything unique to offer; they’re just there to add color and make up for the lack of character development onscreen (or off). For example: if you watch an episode of Modern Family where everyone comes together for dinner at Gloria’s house, but she only talks about herself all night long instead of listening enough from others’ perspectives so as not to make them feel left out during such a momentous occasion like this one!
Characters, like real people, have different personalities along a spectrum.
Characters can’t be defined as one-dimensional because they have different personalities, moods, and traits. They’re only sometimes consistent with the way they act or say things in every situation. This is why characters are so popular with audiences—they’re relatable!
For example: “The Simpsons” is an animated sitcom that follows Homer Simpson and his family through their daily lives in Springfield, Massachusetts. The show debuted on prime-time television in 1989 to an audience of 26 million viewers per episode (according to Entertainment Weekly). Since then, it has become one of TV’s most successful franchises thanks mainly to its ability to portray complex characters who balance humor with pathos while maintaining a sense of realism throughout each episode/season/etc.
Characters are consistent throughout generations of material.
In the world of pop culture, characters are consistent in the way they act and look. They also tend to be consistent in their speech and thinking as well. For example:
Some movies and TV shows are based on historical events, works of literature, or real celebrities.
Some movies and TV shows are based on historical events, works of literature, or real celebrities. These types of films are sometimes called period pieces because they take place in a specific period. For example, The Graduate (1967) is about an older man who falls for a younger woman; it was set at the end of 1960s America when people were starting to go their separate ways from their families and friends after college.
As mentioned above, some pop culture originates from fiction books or plays adapted into films or television shows. But even these adaptations can’t always be utterly faithful to the original work—for example, many people find that modern versions of Romeo + Juliet don’t capture its romantic nature as well as Shakespeare’s classic play did when it was first performed back in 1613!
The media industry creates a pop culture for you.
The media industry is a business, so it’s not surprising that it would want to create a pop culture for you. Most of the media produced today come from the entertainment industry, which makes up most of our daily lives. It’s not just movies and music anymore; we’ve got TV shows and video games too!
It’s also worth mentioning that many big businesses depend on each other (like how you rely on your car). If one company decides to stop making cars or software developers stop making apps, everyone suffers because those things make up life as we know it today.
The bottom line is this: If someone wants something wrong enough for themself, then they’ll do whatever needs doing for themselfs’ desires come true!
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