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  • How are Movies more than Entertainment?

    Watching a movie is sure to give the audience some form of entertainment. Films are a wonderful medium to express culture and art. Many movies have a lasting impression on the minds of the audience. Several movies help people to overcome their behavioral issues and mental disorders. Art has the power to reflect the lives around and therefore, films can be used as a tool to help in recovery processes and it has many benefits.

    Finding a character

    The initial part of using movies is to identify a character that the person can relate to. There will be certain common traits between the character in the movie and the person. Thus, the person will get a connection with the character. Even though the character and their portrayal are fictitious, the actor will make it look authentic. Their emotions will look genuine on the screen. When the person finds a character he/she can relate to, the person will open up to understand their feelings and handle them effectively. It is good to find characters that go through the same circumstances or emotions the person has to overcome.

    Separation levels

    If there is a character on screen, it will create an emotional and physical barrier between the person and the character. It is very important to have a clear separation between fiction and reality to extract a better perception of the situation. Thus, the emotions will be experienced from the outside, while the consequences and motive can be visualized using the fictitious character as a sufferer. If the challenges are internal, it will be difficult to conceptualize the consequences. Finding a single character who portrays similar or different actions will be beneficial. The portrayal of the character in the movie will help people to find solutions in life.

    Make use of the framework

    All the movies will not have characters or situations that will relate to oneself. However, people can find one film or character similar to their life and learn from it. It will help them to broaden their perspective and change their way of thinking. Taking someone’s problems and troubles externally may benefit others. It can be a new road to recovery with movies. Therefore, people have to experience films without just focusing on the entertainment aspect, focusing more on the emotional part it portrays.

    Fictional movies do not teach the audience anything tangible, however, they leave behind some intangible things. Through the movies’ themes, social scenarios, and the development of characters, viewers may get some realizations or may think about some common beliefs or issues in society.

    Documentary films may introduce the viewers to events or information which might be seen or unseen, existing or existing earlier. The main purpose of these documentary films is to impart information about a topic to the viewers so that they can understand it and think about what the world requires today. While fictitious films are an escape from reality, documentary films portray the reflections of the world the viewers live in currently. Thus, they are more than entertainment.