Yes we do have television and films which tell stories but they lack something found both in books and telling of a story by someone a personal connection between the writer or teller of the story and his audience.
We in the modern world have lost something which brought people together to listen to someone telling a story where the magic of the storyteller wove a story which bound people together as a group in a shared experience. This something a film never can do as it creators are remote to the audience and film cannot hope to create such magic.
I am not saying films are bad but I am saying our modern world has lost something with the loss of storytellers a magic and something which bound people together.
As a final note this lack of storytellers also has meant a major loss of something in our society through which we learnt about our own society and traditions. This still occurs in so called less civilized people who still use stories in such ways and unlike our modern world their cultures and societies are stronger because of it.
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