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greg dahlen

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Why do we like watching TV and movies when we know it's all fake?

I'm a huge fan of movies that are fictional stories, and TV shows. I often enjoy the adventure movies where things happen that really don't and probably couldn't happen in real life, and I guess other people do, too. I wonder why we enjoy them when we know they're all fake?

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Well, I really need to differentiate two kinds of "fake." For one, there's the fact that everything is fake in a fictional story in the sense that it has all been written by someone and is being put on by actors pretending to be someone. Then there's the sense of "fake" of things happening that are impossible, like Superman flying.

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    Mar 21 2013: Greg, I would say that's not all the movies are not true !!
    it's may be the type of movies you watch is fake, you can try to watch (Dramatic, historical, or bio) movies.
    you will find them very useful and important, Cinema is an art like any other reflect our reality, emotions and our political situation.

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