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Civil Rights powerpoint (2009) by Brandon Baldwin of the Civil Rights Team Project of the state of Maine

Civil Rights powerpoint (2009) by Brandon Baldwin of the Civil Rights Team Project of the state of Maine

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  • Spend 2.2 billion dollars annually on advertising! (And that’s not the most. Proctor and Gamble spends over 5 billion!)
  • A 30 second ad during the Super Bowl costs at least $3 million.
  • 24 children watched television. Half watched violent episode of WW, half watched Little Red Hen. During playtime afterwards, the half who had watched WW were much more likely to hit each other or break toys.
  • University of Missouri-Columbia study finds that women of ALL sizes, shapes, heights, and ages feel worse about their bodies after looking at fashion magazines for just three minutes.
  • 1915, revived the Klan, which was then dormant. The white robes and hoods and the burning cross come from this film, not the Klan’s history.
  • Info taken from Forbes magazine, annual salaries for 2008-2009.

Media Matters Part 1 (Older) Media Matters Part 1 (Older) Presentation Transcript

  • Media Matters
  • Different forms of media:
    Television
    Movies
    Music
    Internet
    Video games
    Print media (books, newspapers, magazines)
  • Different forms of media:
    Television
    Movies
    Music
    Internet
    Video games
    Print media (books, newspapers, magazines)
  • But it’s just a movie…
  • But it’s just a movie…
    1.3 billion movie tickets were sold in America last year
    We don’t even have numbers for movie rentals on online viewing…
    How many movies do you think you have seen in your lifetime?
  • STAND UP IF…
  • STAND UP IF…
    You have ever been moved to tears by a movie.
  • STAND UP IF…
    You have ever been moved to tears by a movie.
    You have ever blown off your family or friends for a movie or something that was on tv.
  • STAND UP IF…
    You have ever been moved to tears by a movie.
    You have ever blown off your family or friends for a movie or something that was on tv.
    You have felt angry over the ending of a movie that just didn’t get it right.
  • STAND UP IF…
    You have ever been moved to tears by a movie.
    You have ever blown off your family or friends for a movie or something that was on tv.
    You have felt angry over the ending of a movie that just didn’t get it right.
    You have ever repeated quotes from a favorite movie with your friends.
  • Power/Influence
  • Advertising Dollars
  • Advertising Dollars
  • 1956 study on violent cartoons
  • 2007 study on fashion magazines
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin and slavery
  • “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.”-ABE LINCOLN TO HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
  • Birth of a Nation and the KKK
  • It’s not “JUST a movie.”
  • Several Things to Consider:
    You can be aware of a movie’s flaws and still like it.
    You can change your opinion on a movie over time.
    You can probably come up with examples to contradict what you’ll see today.
  • What You Don’t See
  • Challenge Question:
    Come up with a movie where a woman is the main character and her main problem/issue is not a guy.
  • Where are the Women?
  • In the top 100 money-making G-rated films from 1990-2004, over 75% of the 4000 characters are male
  • Of the top 20 grossing films in 2008, only three had female leads.
    The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hancock, WALL-E, Kung Fu Panda, Twilight, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Quantum of Solace, Horton Hears a Who!, Sex and the City, Gran Torino, Mamma Mia!, Marley and Me, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Slumdog Millionaire, The Incredible Hulk, Wanted, Get Smart, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • And that was a good year…
  • For 2007, only two had female leads.
    Spider Man 3, Shrek the Third, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, I Am Legend, The Bourne Ultimatum, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Alvin and the Chipmunks, 300, Ratatouille, The Simpsons Movie, Wild Hogs, Knocked Up, Juno, Rush Hour 3, Live Free or Die Hard, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, American Gangster, Enchanted
  • And 2009 is more of the same…
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Up, The Hangover, Star Trek, Monsters vs. Aliens, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, The Proposal, Fast and Furious, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Taken, Angels & Demons, Terminator Salvation, G-Force, InglouriousBasterds, District 9, Watchmen
  • And the movies with women…
    The Proposal
    Twilight
    Sex and the City
    Mamma Mia!
    Juno
    Enchanted
  • And the movies with women…
    The Proposal
    Twilight
    Sex and the City
    Mamma Mia!
    Juno
    Enchanted
  • And the movies with women…
    The Proposal
    Twilight
    Sex and the City
    Mamma Mia!
    Juno
    Enchanted
  • Women and weddings…
  • And the movies with women…
    The Proposal
    Twilight
    Sex and the City
    Mamma Mia!
    Juno
    Enchanted
  • Women kicking butt?
  • Let’s compare salaries for acting:
    Will Smith, $80 million
    Johnny Depp, $72 million
    Eddie Murphy, $55 million
    Mike Myers, $55 million
    Leonardo DiCaprio, $45 million
    Bruce Willis, $41 million
    Ben Stiller, $40 million
    Nicolas Cage, $31 million
    Will Ferrell, $31 million
    Adam Sandler, $30 million
    Angelina Jolie, $27 million
    Jennifer Aniston, $25 million
    Meryl Streep, $24 million
    Sarah Jessica Parker, $23 million
    Cameron Diaz, $20 million
    Sandra Bullock, $15 million
    Reese Witherspoon, $15 million
    Nicole Kidman, $12 million
    Drew Barrymore, $12 million
    Renee Zellweger, $10 million
  • Did you know?
    That a woman has never won the Academy Award for Best Director?
    Only three have been nominated.
    That’s three out of 398 nominations.
  • Hope for 2009?
  • Now playing!
    A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation.
  • Even worse in England…