In your own words:  What does it mean for someone to push an agenda in a film in comparison to normal storytelling?  ?

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  • 1 month ago

    when women, and gay people are thrust into a movie that has nothing to do with them

  • 1 month ago

    When writers and/or directors sacrifice story elements for attempts at making a political statement.

    Outside of a documentary, people don't want to see politics in their movies. They want a good story and to be entertained.

  • 1 month ago

    as opposed to trying to tell a compelling story the script writer(s) / director(s) cede to trying to present a single side argument or blatantly righteous charakter in order to make their side/argument as one sided as possible.

    Dismissing other side through dehumanizing them, denying their arguments being fleshed out or even concealing their face. Altho doing so poorly (because actual good writers can make faceless villains compelling in multitude of ways, or at least write in one humanized character).

    My top Villains are:

    Lando Mollari / G'Kar (Babylon 5 by a looooooong shot best ones),

    Gul dukhat (DS9 - you could argue that Elim Garak is quite compelling but Dukhat is so much beter),

    Darth VAder (Empire itteration at least, no prequels needed)

    All of these had humanizing factors and some even entire episodes... most entire episodes dedicated to explaining how they arrived where they are. Yes you still root against them but boy are they far more compelling after you peer under the facade.

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