What I’ve noticed…

After tuning into the Golden Globe Awards, I paid attention to the nominated films and television shows. I was rooting for “12 Years a Slave” in every category it was nominated in because it was the only film out of the nominations that I had seen. Other movies included “American Hustle” and “Behind the Candelabra”. One thing that I noticed about a majority of these prestigious films is that they are all adaptations of real life historical events or books, (which usually are about real life situations). Today’s media and entertainment business is drawing inspiration from relatable material and actual events. But as soon as this material hits a Hollywood studio it becomes glamorized and embellished. But this does not happen to all movies. I watched “12 Years a Slave” after watching an Oprah interview with a few members of the cast and it was one of the most realistic films I have seen in a long time.

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