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Does Media Violence Lead to the Real Thing?

Does Media Violence Lead to the Real Thing? | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
There is now consensus that exposure to media violence is linked to actual violent behavior.
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A Taste of Honey: Northern Accents

A Taste of Honey: Northern Accents | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Tony Richardson’s era-defining exploration of sexuality, race, and working-class life brought a uniquely female perspective to England’s Free Cinema movement.
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How the Stranger Things Titles Came Out So Perfectly Retro

How the Stranger Things Titles Came Out So Perfectly Retro | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
On Netflix's new sci-fi nostalgia-fest, the slow reveal of the iconic typography and the creepy Moroder–esque synth conjure the era perfectly.
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From Ghostbusters to Star Trek Beyond: Gay characters are there, but only just

From Ghostbusters to Star Trek Beyond: Gay characters are there, but only just | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
While LGBT characters have appeared in blockbusters, fears of a backlash from older cinemagoers, and overseas audiences, keep them largely in the closet
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Mad Men to Seinfeld – TV's most criminally overrated shows

Mad Men to Seinfeld – TV's most criminally overrated shows | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Mad Men? Pretentious time-suck soap. Friends? Six haircuts and no laughs. This Is England? Am-dram. Seinfeld? Thinner than bubblegum. Guardian writers debunk sacred cows of the small screen
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‘Jurassic Park’: Resisting Gender Tropes | Bitch Flicks

‘Jurassic Park’: Resisting Gender Tropes | Bitch Flicks | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Yet in rewatching 'Jurassic Park,' it struck me that not only is Laura Dern’s Dr.
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*WATCH* this old film showing Vancouver’s West End in 1966

*WATCH* this old film showing Vancouver’s West End in 1966 | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Check out this glorious old black and white film made by the CBC showing streetscapes of Vancouver’s West End in 1966.  It looks like a set from the TV’s Mad Men, but is real life.

You’re gunna see some cool old cars and motorbikes, mighty fine fashion, single-family homes in the West End, swingers…all soundtracked by some quality smooth jazz.
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INTO THE NEXT STAGE: Takei: It’s Not OK That Sulu’s Gay

INTO THE NEXT STAGE: Takei: It’s Not OK That Sulu’s Gay | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
When word leaked last week that Lt. Hikaru Sulu — now played by John Cho in the rebooted “Star Trek” movies — would be gay, I thought George Takei, the actor who originated him, would be tickled. After all, Takei finally came out as gay himself in 2005, and I assumed this was the producers’ way of paying tribute to him, having real life impact art.

Turns out it was. But when Cho told Takei about the change last year, Takei argued against it, saying “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry imagined Sulu as a straight character back in 1966 when the television series debuted, and he should stay that way, especially in honor of its upcoming 50th anniversary.

Director Justin Lin later talked with Takei, who felt the director agreed to his way of thinking. But a month ago, Cho emailed to confirm that Sulu will be gay, raising a child with another man. Takei says it’s “really unfortunate.”

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How Arctic Monkeys’ debut single changed the music industry and ‘killed the NME’

How Arctic Monkeys’ debut single changed the music industry and ‘killed the NME’ | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Exactly 10 years ago, the Sheffield teenagers mined their giant online following to send I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor to No 1 and revolutionised the way music was sold in the UK for ever
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University of Derby | College of Arts

The College of Arts is a strong creative community of staff and students. Dynamic, energetic and contributing to a flourishing creative economy, we are
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Mad Men and invisible women: how the advertising industry failed to move on

Mad Men and invisible women: how the advertising industry failed to move on | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Unilever trumpeted a new advertising strategy at an industry shindig in Cannes last week, saying the time for sexist ads had passed – but how much have things really changed?
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London mayor bans Tube ads that promote unhealthy body image

London mayor bans Tube ads that promote unhealthy body image | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
LONDON (AP) — Advertising that promotes an unhealthy body image will be banned on London's subway network, in a move that signals a backlash against suggestive marketing in public places.
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Rise of female monsters shows horror movies are not afraid of big, bad women

Rise of female monsters shows horror movies are not afraid of big, bad women | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is one of the most feminine horror films ever, part of a trend for showing women in all their shrieking, axe-murdering glory
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Riveting Video Shows The Harmful Consequences Of Objectifying Women

Riveting Video Shows The Harmful Consequences Of Objectifying Women | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Are you listening, advertisers?
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How to make money on the next ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Mad Men’

How to make money on the next ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Mad Men’ | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Production company Lions Gate, now in a slump, will rebound along with new hits, says Michael Brush.
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Why violence against women in film is not the same as violence against men

Why violence against women in film is not the same as violence against men | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
My blogpost about the treatment of Batgirl in Batman: The Killing Joke had plenty of readers asking why I didn’t get upset about depictions of men getting hurt.
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Documentary- The Story of Content: Rise of the New Marketing

For more info: thestoryofcontent.com Technology has changed the game. Consumers can ignore advertising and marketing at will. To break through the clutter
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‘Contact’ 20 Years Later: Will We Discover Aliens Before Fixing Sexism? | Bitch Flicks

‘Contact’ 20 Years Later: Will We Discover Aliens Before Fixing Sexism? | Bitch Flicks | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
But the entire gist is still pretty radical: A big-budget film about a woman leading a monumental mission that, if successful, would be the most important discovery of our time.
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New Star Trek TV Show Title & Teaser Trailer Revealed

New Star Trek TV Show Title & Teaser Trailer Revealed | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The new Bryan Fuller-lead Star Trek series on CBS All-Access is titled Star Trek: Discovery and set in the Prime timeline. Watch the teaser trailer!
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Scarlet Johansson Fan Theory: 'Lucy' Is A Prequel To 'Her'

SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://goo.gl/ITTCPW Also, Scarlett Johansson is most likely a superhuman spy alien in real life too. CLICK HERE for our new series, WE'R
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Ripley, Sexism, and Classism in ‘Aliens’ | Bitch Flicks

Ripley, Sexism, and Classism in ‘Aliens’ | Bitch Flicks | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
However, it was not until 1986 that her status as a female badass was truly confirmed in the follow-up, 'Aliens.' Yet, in-universe, it took Ripley much of the movie to gain any respect.
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Did Gender Alter the Tone of the ‘Alien’ Series? Narrative Implications of Femininity | Bitch Flicks

Did Gender Alter the Tone of the ‘Alien’ Series? Narrative Implications of Femininity | Bitch Flicks | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
It is science fiction fact however, that Ellen Ripley should not have been “Ellen Ripley” at all. Dan O’Bannon’s original script for 'Alien' stated: "The crew is unisex and all parts are interchangeable for men and women.” ...
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Disney retreats from Princess Merida makeover after widespread criticism

Disney retreats from Princess Merida makeover after widespread criticism | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
'Glammed-up' version of character from Pixar animation Brave removed from Disney website after creator describes it as 'horrible'
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Mad Men - end and beginning

Despite the fact that the ending of Mad Men was brilliant, I felt the need at some full stop that would completely finish the understanding of this saga for me.…
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Fight the power: how the female superhero is finally taking flight

Fight the power: how the female superhero is finally taking flight | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
After years of trashy remakes and underwhelming supporting roles, do Jessica Jones, Agent Carter and Supergirl represent a new era of female (super) empowerment?
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International Women's Day: Why women can thrive in sci-fi - BBC News

International Women's Day: Why women can thrive in sci-fi - BBC News | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The flexible rules of the science fiction setting can empower and liberate female protagonists, argues Jennifer Stuller.
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