FAME...and the Illusion

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Re: FAME...and the Illusion

  • on: February 19, 2012, 06:17:34 PM
Thank you for posting this link gwynned.

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[DOCUMENTARY] Starsuckers is a feature documentary about the celebrity obsessed media, that uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid on the corporations and individuals who profit from it.

Made completely independently over 2 years in secret, the film journeys through the dark underbelly of the modern media. Using a combination of never before seen footage, undercover reporting, stunts and animation, the film reveals the toxic effect the media is having on us all and especially our children.

Chris Atkins presents Starsuckers as a series of five lessons on fame in the modern world: how children are persuaded that fame is something they want, how television and the media reinforces the importance of celebrity and the efforts to attain it, how the mind and body reinforces our need to follow the activities of well-known people and strive to join their number, how the press became addicted to celebrity coverage, and how the art of promoting fame has led to celebrities and their handlers controlling the press instead of the press having say.

Along the way, Atkins demonstrates how celebrity news with no basis in fact gets into print, why newspapers will run press releases almost verbatim, how parents will eagerly sign away the image rights to their kids, how certain mass scale charity events end up helping the performers far more than the causes they designed to support, and how publicists keep accurate but unflattering stories out of the news.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSspW4GwnU4

The older they get, the more difficult it is to protect your kids against the influence of fame promotion because of popular reality shows like SYTYCD, The Voice, Britain's Got Talent or America's Next Top Model. I noticed that with the help of twitter they HAVE TO watch these reality shows in order to be part of the group. Over-promotion causes idolization and lost of reality. I agree that over-promotion of fame can really be toxic eventually.

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