Sunday, September 28, 2014

Are you popular?

I did the video called "Are you popular?"

I thought this video was interesting/important because it showed the control society at work. It goes over why and how some people are popular. I think if you look at the film like it's a harmless video for children about being popular, it doesn't seem that bad. But I was watching to see if it had relevance to our class and from that viewpoint I thought it was almost hilariously pro-control society. It makes a point about girls who sleep around are not popular, and towards the end they make their point about how good men and woman are popular, and home and family can help people be popular. I feel like popularity is subjective and there's no one way to become popular, yet this video definitely made it seem like theres a right way and a wrong way. It's important since it shows that the makers of the video were trying to get the viewers to act in a certain way by promising that they will be popular.


  1. It seems that all of the Coronet Instructional films share this aspect of control. It never occurred to me that these types of videos were as important as the movies made them. But it makes sense that at this point in history, technology would have to produce something that "pushed you hand" in a certain direction.

  2. This video is somewhat humorous to see how much has changed since the 1950s. They made it seem like going on dates was the only thing to do on the weekends and the only way to get to know a girl is to go on a date. You are very right on the control and order of the 1950s.