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The US media have played a central role in fostering this culture of fear among its audiences through a continuous stream of news reports on natural and man-made disasters and cinematic blockbusters depicting apocalyptic scenarios Podalsky When 911 happened we saw News covered with images of falling building ashes and people injured When storm swept across the whole state in United State we saw images of crash houses and rescuing activity Some image could be hard to watch but we are attracted to them People react to provocative things like the suffering and the pain of people For example from the images of bony and hungry kids to images of bloody scene in wars we can not resist to pay attention on them and feel sympathy However by comparing two films Babel and Life and Debts and analyze text it shows us that as a method expressing issue overly showing peoples suffering is inefficient misleading and unnecessaryUnder audiences unconsciousness media has used a huge amount of suffering images One reason for using brutal images is because it is the most direct way to attract peoples attention For example imaging you are looking through your friends posts on Facebook or flipping through the pages in a magazine You will probably decide to pause a second and look at an image of a woman crying or an image of a man bleeding rather than some advertisement or your friends smiling in a party That is because those provocative images immediately trigger audiences thoughts We start to think what is going on and desire to find out what is behind this imageAnther media type that contains large use of suffering images is film especially films that trying to express a point of view or issue Like Babel and Life and Debt both films have an issue to express but they express in such a different way Life and Debt are documentary that mostly uses interview and voiceover to
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