Business, Cinema and Sin

Research paper by Robert E. Lauder

Indexed on: 01 Feb '02Published on: 01 Feb '02Published in: Teaching Business Ethics


In less than fifteen years after the inventionof the movie camera in 1895 movies in theUnited States became very popular and haveenjoyed that popularity for almost a century.Films are big business, but also an art formand tension between film as business and filmas art was present at the beginning andcontinues today. A philosophy of art and aphilosophy of beauty with a direct reference toGod as Absolute Beauty reveals the enormouspower of film to influence and shape ourconsciences. Movies tell stories and exposureto stories help us to become who we are.Beautiful stories have the power to help us bemoral.