Do you sometimes have the feeling that films and media are one-sided?
First off, I love movies. My family too.
Most of the films we watch are of course from the USA. Depending on the genre – profound and with learnings. But sometimes also action, action, action without real dialogue
You know that from Die Hard 4.0?
“Do you have a plan?”
“Yeah, we’ll get Lucy out of there and kill everyone else.”
But sometimes these tendencies make me think. So we found out that in most films the roles are distributed “cleanly”:
The Germans are always angry or care about the sausage.
The Italians are mafia; closely followed by the Russians.
The French only think about food and are good at cooking.
Black people die first
There’s the US and the rest of the world;
No, the world consists only of the USA.
Natives are mute, naked, and/or warriors.
Shoot first, ask later
Most bad people have black cars.
Women are the first to startle and scream a lot (okay, that’s right for me, I’m the most jumpy in my family 🙂
Asians are all great at fighting.
In Switzerland you can only go to the mountains or open a numbered account.
Luckily we also like to go out, look for dialogue and address these clichés.
Otherwise we would scream like a woman in Germany once did when my colleague rang her bell about a job in 1997 (he had an appointment): “Oh my God. There is a black man in front of my door” – what a shock.
i love movies Partly well done, they make me think or are instructive. But for the most part, films and media only tell one side of the story. We can still question the content.
Luckily, filmmakers are becoming more conscious, super responsive to ethics, and more representative of the minority (without dying too soon).
Now to you?
In your opinion, what clichés are used in the films?
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