Well that was a busy couple of weekends. Unfortunately I was unable to go to the cinema recently. (Partly why this blog is being finished so late). But firstly, going to the cinemas is one of my least favourite activities. From the pricey ticket and concession prices to the sometimes 30 minute previews, and the … More Why am I not at the movies?
When I was younger, the idea of films made outside of Hollywood making the big screen was a completely foreign concept, but through globalisation and cultural exchanges, we are seeing an increase in the number of films produced outside of Hollywood, and the recognition of a foreign theatre on the international stage. Firstly, Nollywood, or … More Foreign films, and Nollywood?
After learning about cultural appropriation, I went on a search for more examples, as I didn’t really understand how someone could be offended at borrowing parts of a culture. Well I now know more and I still don’t understand, as my girlfriend will tell you. She alerted me to the relevance of this term in … More Cultural Appropriation in Film
A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with my mum about the ways television has changed (and stayed the same) since she was a child. It was interesting to see this contrast, more specifically how the role of the television has stayed very similar, but the content has changed. Before I learnt about … More The Networked Home
Being a student undertaking the Marketing and Advertising major at UOW, I obviously have an interest in the topic, and the way media is positioned is something that interests me especially. Whether newspapers, or prime-time television, I often think to myself the viewing habits of people consuming certain media outlets and who particular media outlets … More Marketing the Media
Globalisation and the global village are two of many terms used to describe the current nature of the globe and the way humans interact, whether through business, culture, or media. As stated by Dr Sukhmani Khorana (2015), there are five ‘scapes’ which explain global culture flows. These include Ethnoscapes, Mediascapes, Technoscapes, Financescapes and Ideoscapes. Each … More Globalisation – Welcome, or Not?
I recently had the pleasure of speaking to my Mum a couple of days ago about her experiences with television when she was younger, living in England. In comparison to my viewing habits and experiences, and talking to students in class, there are a number of similarities and ‘traditions’ when it comes to family time … More Television Traditions