Written by: Mayank || Graphics by: Mayank
In the world of work, the stress level is so damn high that everyone needs their ‘me’ time to relax. And in a way it is necessary also. So which method helps the upcoming generation to help them relax, make them ready for tomorrow to start a new war in their lives? Is it reading books, watching movies, hearing news or other ton s of varieties of things? But we will be talking about the Books and Movies majorly as they are the reason why today’s youth spend their weekend to, and are majorly reliable & credible resources.
Books for Youth
Not since today or just some couple of years ago, books have been there for a long time. We even quote that, “Books are our best friend.” So be it Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto” or J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter Series” they all have infotainment us at some point in our life. And the biggest reason why people are into them cause, they not only relieve stress but also take us to the realm of fantasies. Youth over time have developed a keen interest in majorly all kinds of genres or sub-genres. Some of the writers famous among the youth with the list of their work are-
- American Psycho by Bret Ellis
- Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg
- Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
- The Odyssey by Homer
- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
And a lot many more have not just intrigued but had in captivated and have teleported us to different wonders just by the medium of their words.
Movies for Youth
Movies have been the biggest pass time for us. But they are not just mere time pass. They are the amalgamation of tons of art brought all together, be it singing, be it acting, dancing or cinematography, and a lot many things, when they all come together, results in a movie. And recently the stats show that love for movies has grown ten folds. Youth have been watching tons of movies for good performances and had been acclaiming the lot many good upcoming directors and actors & actresses
- Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo
- Blade Runner by Ridley Scott
- Fight Club by David Fincher
- The Big Lebowski by Coen Brother
- Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino
And those are some of the people who are critically acclaimed and have done great in the field of cinema. And that is what makes the youth share a good taste in movies and cinema.
Changing Trends and Tastes
With the changing generation, each new day brings out tons of new and creative trends and flavors for the readers and viewers. It was cool that the ’80s were all rock n roll where people prefer horror as it is be it books, movies, or any platform. While the ’90s were keen on some of the mysteries from “Harry Potter”, to look into the wild with Michael Crichton’s “Jurassic Park”. And then came the 2000’s where people’s tastes changed and time started to change itself. People started to look for motivational books all around the world and have seen a new blend of drama and romance into it. And still now the tastes and choices of individual keeps changing, making them more and more attracted to new and fresh topics to watch and read.
Reasons for Changes
A lot many of the people’s perspective changes from time to time. Even Charles Darwin said that, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, or the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change”. A utter liking to read or watch more and collect tons and tons of information.
Future Scope of Books and Movies
According to the So and So websites, we can say that the future of books and movies are explained by the following points-
- Rather than having lots and lots of books, people are preferring to buy Kindle or EBooks.
- Citizens are starting to get the taste of OTT and Digital Contents, which are cheaper than tv and are easily accessible.
- The rise in the customers who Watches PVoD Releases.
All in All, we can conclude that books and movies have become an integral part of today’s youth and they are not just some medium of entertainment but add more meaning to life. For all those who are thinking that books and cinema are going to be ending very soon, it may be true for some factor but that time is not near around our vicinity.