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Popular culture is the artistic and creative expression in entertainment and style that appeals to society as whole It includes music film sports painting sculpture and even photography It can be diffused in many ways but one of the most powerful and effective ways to address society is through film and television Broadcasting radio and television are the primary means by which information and entertainment are delivered to the public in virtually every nation around the world and they have become a crucial instrument of modern social and political organization Most of todays television programming genres are derived from earlier media such as stage cinema and radio In the area of comedy sitcoms have proven the most durable and popular of American broadcasting genres The sitcoms success depends on the audiences familiarity with the habitual characters and the situations to which they are exposed such as life in the home the workplace or some other common location In the film Pleasantville pop culture and specifically sitcoms are criticize in a multiple level strategy One level is what the story is about superficially and the second level is the real message the film is trying to reveal to the viewer In film terminology we could define Pleasantville as an allegory of how the faultlessness presented in sitcoms affect societys view of what happiness and ideal situations should be The story in the movie Pleasantville begins when two 90s teenagers David and Jennifer are introduced in a mysterious way into Davids favorite show- Pleasantville A town only possible in TV Pleasantville is a place where everything is perfect because its nice all the time and everything stays the same There is no sex no books no fires and no Guzman 2 troubles Jennifer now assuming the role of Mary Sue is bored to death because she cant understand how people can live in a black and white world where no questions are asked and if
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