An important part of the media, is realizing the power it has over people's minds. Psychologically and even physiologically.
It's a known fact that music with a certain tempo (60 beats per minute) can put a person's mind into a mild state of altered consciousness. It seems to reach the mind at an unconscious or subliminal level, opening up the subconscious (perhaps) for easier absorption of stimuli and information.
If you know this, you can use this type of music to open your creative talents and write more easily from a subconscious level, if you happen to be a composer or an artist for instance.
But I noticed that certain songs from The Phantom of the Opera were subtly programming the minds of some viewers. Whether it was the beat of the music or the over-all emotionality of the movie scene, or a clever arrangement of words, this may explain why so many people were effected by the movie and the music.
Consider the lines in The Phantom of the Opera theme that the Phantom and Christine sing together (number 5 on the official CD.)
The Phantom of the Opera is now inside your/my mind.
So, getting hooked on the movie and the music and even the actor might have been a result of subliminal hypnotism.
They are certainly in my mind!! How about you?
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