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How movies and games have inspired other industries


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We all love to settle down to a good movie or play the latest video games, and quite often our experiences can get us emotional. That’s because movies and games have ways of impacting us by making us see things from different perspectives or by taking us on an adventure of self-discovery.

But movies and games don’t just impact us, they in turn influence many industries around the world. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the ways that movies and games have inspired those outside of their own industries.

Introducing new technology

There are so many sci-fi films out there from Star Trek to Dune and you may be surprised that these films have inspired new technologies. What may well have seemed like futuristic tech at one point in time such as mobile phones, virtual reality, and drones, is now technology that we use every day on a regular basis.

We’re not quite yet at the stage of seeing flying cars and teleporting from one location to another, but who knows what technology films and video games will encourage next.

Mobile phone with augmented reality

Source: Pixabay

Lots more entertainment

Many of our favourite movies and games have also gone on to provide a load of extra entertainment long after we’ve watched or played them. The hit video game The Last of Us was recently made into a TV series and the popular anime game Persona went on to see a musical produced based on its story.

Movies and games have also gone on to influence other types of entertainment in industries such as iGaming. You can play popular slot games like Rainbow Riches at Buzz Bingo, which is partly inspired by the leprechaun in the iconic film Darby O’Gill and the Little People. The game includes the aesthetics and iconography inspired by this film’s interpretation of the folklore character, and you’ll have to make the most of their bonus offers if you want to walk away with his pot of gold. And that’s just one example of many, with an abundance of online casino games taking inspiration from classic films like Terminator and video games like Cyberpunk 2077.

Call in the Fashion Police

Fashion, is of course, all about personal taste. Sometimes we like what we see, other times we think it belongs in the trash. But did you know that in addition to themed clothes that show iconic characters and phrases from our favourite movies and games, there have been many trends set because of them too?

Whether it be for fancy dress purposes or more casual outings, there are many real-world fashion trends that have had their roots in movies over the years. Just look at the impact the likes of Grease had on the world following its release in 1978. And it’s not the only movie that has had an impact on fashion with the likes of Blade Runner, The Great Gatsby, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World just to name a few.

We’re not just talking about clothes either. That last film starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead inspired so many young people to dye their hair in bright colours.

Girl lying down wearing sunglasses with blue hair inspired by movies and games

Source: Pixabay

Closing thoughts on the impact of movies and games

As we can see, evidenced by everything we have spoken about above, movies and games have had a wide-reaching impact on many people around the world. From influencing technological development to inspiring the latest fashion trends, our favourite forms of entertainment have left quite a legacy behind them.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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