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Hollywood has long been the symbolic center of the US motion-picture industry It dominates the worlds motion-picture industry as well with the top ten highest grossing movies of all time being American made Hollywood with its stronghold on the movie industry exerts powerful moral cultural and political influences on our society as well These influences can often perpetuate a narrow-minded way of thinking The moral influence exerted by Hollywood tends to be negative for the most part The most popular films are often full of gratuitous sex and violence Young people who see their role models engaging in promiscuous behavior blasting their enemies to bits or taking drugs are likely to be influenced by this Not to say that Hollywood is solely responsible for the behavior of our youth but it would be ridiculous to think that repeatedly watching movies that glorify these behaviors would not have some sort of adverse effect The domination of Hollywood has also led to its influence of cultural values on our society Typically Hollywood films tend to be very black and white which creates the image of the world being black and white but it is not Movies also tend to exaggerate our differences and make light of many problems which plague our society We are constantly being bombarded with stereotypes of age race gender and sexual preference Its very hard to overcome these stereotypes when people see them portrayed positively on a daily basis It is not only our view of ourselves that is affected Films often affect how we feel about the world as well Hollywood movies are often guilty of promoting a biased American view of the world Hollywood tends to portray a very simplistic good versus evil view of international
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