It’s often been said that birds of a feather, flock together. That might not always be true when it comes to business but the entertainment industry worldwide is an exception to the status quo. Cinema, mostly made in Hollywood with amazing exotic settings, is the one special art form that has the ability to reach millions of viewers across the globe.
With the increased number of foreign films making its way to mainstream mediums, movie masterpieces are viewed by a range of audiences. The expanding industry has led to film becoming an unexpected, and sometimes unintended, promotional means for other popular forms of entertainment that become their version of human expression that appeal to the human mind.
Music and film have always gone hand in hand since the introduction of sound-enabled productions. Regardless of the film genre, music has become one of the key elements used to set the tone, enhance moments, and highlight the depicted human emotion. The film industry has taken it a step further by producing films that depict the life stories of many popular artists, their journeys to fame, and the trials they endured.
Viewers might not realise but the music that accompanies a scene or movie is often subconsciously appreciated and enjoyed, which further hones our preferences. The Twilight Saga was, admittedly, not for everyone but even those who were not fond of the movie itself had to admit that the soundtrack for the movie was chilling and beautiful. Musicians and bands are constantly vying to have their music played in movies in hopes that their content will reach a wider audience which in turn promotes the music industry as well as the artist.
Another interesting, and often overlooked, entertainment form that is promoted in films is gaming. Certain gaming genres have become synonymous with a specific character type or the setting of a scene. The things that we see in films then create curiosity which, in turn, leads to more people signing up to enjoy the popular pass-times. If we look closely at the games that our favorite characters’ play, it becomes apparent that the game of choice is usually indicative of key elements of a character’s makeup.
Computer games were once synonymous with nerdy-type characters. James Bond was always winning at Roulette on an undercover mission, the dark, mysterious and dangerous love interest is sometimes really good at playing poker and the list goes on and on. In fact, many people who aspire to be like characters they love or would like to embody certain traits have taken to trying online versions of these depicted real money casino games due to the convenience and ease of virtual offerings that can be played while watching your favorite movie marathon.
Dance, in all its forms, is yet another beautiful art form that has been featured in films time and time again. The importance of this underrated element is quite similar to that of music and gaming in that dance usually sets a scene or, in some cases, forms an integral part of a character’s traits. The visual appeal of dancing has created a kind of curiosity in people, especially the younger generations, that has led to attending dance lessons and events becoming a popular pastime.
The number of movies made on the topic of dance are too various to name but can range from “feel good” titles like the popular dance-themed franchise, Step Up, to moving dramatic film pieces that depict loss, struggle, and complexity like Black Swan. Dance has rolled on into another popular film genre, that has been enjoyed for over 50 years, of musicals. This genre has yielded some of the most well-known pop-culture references with movies such as Grease, Footloose, and Dirty Dancing.