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The Indelible Mark of Cinema: How Classic Films Shape Society and Culture

A Still From 12 Angry Men Movie (Photo: 12 Angry Men)

The world of cinema has consistently demonstrated its profound impact on society, influencing our perspectives, emotions, and understanding of the world. With its ability to shape our collective psyche and leave an indelible mark on humanity, movies have become a cornerstone of popular culture. Classic films such as “12 Angry Men” and “Jaws” have not only entertained audiences but also sparked significant cultural shifts and provoked thought. Their influence can be seen decades after their release, with beloved classics like “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” continuing to delight audiences with its innovative blend of live-action and animation, memorable characters, and revolutionary visual effects.

Other influential films include “Some Like It Hot”, a screwball comedy that has charmd audiences with its witty dialogue, charming performances, and daring premise. Billy Wilder’s masterpiece is a testament to the power of comedy in shaping our collective cultural identity. Similarly, films like “Lawrence of Arabia” have left an indelible mark on the world of filmmaking, with Redditors citing its breathtaking visuals, majestic music, and standout performances as inspiration for some of today’s most renowned directors.

A Still From 12 Angry Men Movie (Photo: 12 Angry Men)

In science fiction, “Alien” has forever changed the game with its eerie atmosphere, ingenious props, and groundbreaking special effects. Redditors continue to marvel at its innovation, ranking it among the greatest sci-fi movies of all time. Another film that has stood the test of time is “North By Northwest”, a thrilling adventure that has influenced countless action-thrillers and inspired some of the most iconic scenes in cinematic history.

In addition to these films, others have also had a lasting impact on society. “Network” predicted the downfall of informative news and the prioritization of entertainment over substance, while “Jaws” revolutionized the way audiences experience fear and suspense through its innovative use of sound design and suspenseful storytelling. These classic films have not only entertained us but have also shaped our understanding of the world, our emotions, and our very humanity. As Redditors often say, they are a testament to the power of cinema in leaving an indelible mark on society, forever shaping the fabric of human experience.

Joemar Dela Cruz
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Joemar is a film critic based in Manila, Philippines. He has a keen interest in analyzing the art of filmmaking and enjoys writing about both mainstream and arthouse cinema. Reach out to him at [email protected].

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