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An Interview With a Woman Who Started Her Career During the ‘Mad Men’ Era

An Interview With a Woman Who Started Her Career During the ‘Mad Men’ Era | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
K., a 67-year-old former marketing executive, worked at a women's fashion company for 30 years before retiring two years ago. When I learned that K.
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Did your favorite TV show get canceled? Here are 7 reasons it might have.

Did your favorite TV show get canceled? Here are 7 reasons it might have. | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The economics of TV shows are making it more and more likely that low-rated shows can survive in unlikely ways.
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The Politics of 'Mad Men' Reconsidered

The Politics of 'Mad Men' Reconsidered | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
People of all political stripes had a love-hate relationship with ‘Mad Men’s' vision of American culture. Here’s why.
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An Ode to the Feminism of Mad Men - The Mary Sue

An Ode to the Feminism of Mad Men - The Mary Sue | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The seventh and final season of Mad Men proved to me that it is a show about feminism. The characters are not necessarily feminists, but Mad Men is.
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Exclusive Interview: ‘Ex Machina’ Writer/Director Alex Garland

Exclusive Interview: ‘Ex Machina’ Writer/Director Alex Garland | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Science Fiction Exclusive Interview: 'Ex Machina' Writer/Director Alex Garland Science Fiction Then it was about executing it so that she doesn't look like C3-PO or the white plastic robots in Chris Cunningham videos or 'I, Robot' or she doesn't...
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‘The Babadook’ and the Horrors of Motherhood

‘The Babadook’ and the Horrors of Motherhood | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
This guest post by Caroline Madden appears as part of our theme week on Bad Mothers.
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Mad Max: Fury Road is the Feminist Action Film we Need - Miss Millennia Magazine

Mad Max: Fury Road is the Feminist Action Film we Need - Miss Millennia Magazine | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
How Mad Max: Fury Road reimagines and complicates the portrayal of relationships, sexual trauma, and gender in contemporary cinema.

Via Jasmine Watts
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Sam Neill on Peaky Blinders: 'We can all identify with working-class crims'

Sam Neill on Peaky Blinders: 'We can all identify with working-class crims' | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
What attracted Sam Neill, an actor frequently in Hollywood blockbusters, to a period drama set in Birmingham? The Peaky Blinders star talks to Craig McLean
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“I Want to Name My Daughter Furiosa”: The Feminist Joys of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road
 
This review contains some minor spoilers for Mad Max: Fury Road.
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Interview: Matthew Weiner Takes on an Era, the Ad Industry and TV

Interview: Matthew Weiner Takes on an Era, the Ad Industry and TV | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
matthew weiner talks to ad age about creating mad men and the industry in which it's set.
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Tommy Lee Jones – ‘Women are objectified and trivialised because of their gender’

Tommy Lee Jones – ‘Women are objectified and trivialised because of their gender’ | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The famously prickly actor-director talks about his feminist western The Homesman, ‘malevolent’ Putin and his Savile Row tailor
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Revolutionary Road: George Miller’s Subversive ‘Mad Max’ Saves Action Cinema

Revolutionary Road: George Miller’s Subversive ‘Mad Max’ Saves Action Cinema | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Yes, the film passes the Bechdel Test. But to see the film’s triumph as being solely that it contains female characters who talk to each other is to grossly underestimate its revolutionary nature.
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Mad Max is ‘too feminist’ for crybaby men's rights activists

Mad Max is ‘too feminist’ for crybaby men's rights activists | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
So we came up with a few more pro-women sequels for George Miller's sci-fi action franchise
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Top 10 Insane Mad Men Moments

These scenes made us drop our Old Fashioneds because they were so unbelievable! Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top ...
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Matthew Weiner Wondered What Happened to Mad Men’s Sal, Too

Matthew Weiner Wondered What Happened to Mad Men’s Sal, Too | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
We'll never know what happened to Mad Men's Salvatore Romano — Matthew Weiner opted not to give that character closure before the series' end. But it appears that wasn't always the plan. At a panel with the show's writers, Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican got a hold of what he calls Weiner's "wish list of plot points to cover before the finale":
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Why don't young people want to be part of a tribe any more? - Telegraph.co.uk

Why don't young people want to be part of a tribe any more? - Telegraph.co.uk | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
When it comes to subcultures based around music and fashion, the kids are saying no way. Chris Moss laments the demise of urban tribes
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▶ British New Wave Cinema - YouTube

The British New Wave Cinema of the 1960s is the focus of this 15 MINUTE FILM CLASS from Best Girl Productions, Not for Profit, as part of its educational out...
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The ‘Poltergeist’ Remake Delivers Scares but Buries the Politics of the Original

The ‘Poltergeist’ Remake Delivers Scares but Buries the Politics of the Original | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
This guest post by Natalie Wilson previously appeared at Skirt Collective and is cross-posted with permission.
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Stanley Donwood, Radiohead and the power of musical artwork - The Conversation AU

Stanley Donwood, Radiohead and the power of musical artwork - The Conversation AU | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Stanley Donwood has been designing Radiohead's artwork since 1994. Ahead of his retrospective at Sydney's Carriageworks this month, we consider the role of art in creating a band's visual identity.
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'Mad Men' Fashion? Let's Move On - New York Times

'Mad Men' Fashion? Let's Move On - New York Times | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
With the end of the AMC series, perhaps fashion designers will now take us into the future, not the past.
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Hollywood Racism: Five Reminders from History and the Recent Past

Hollywood Racism: Five Reminders from History and the Recent Past | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Written by Rachael Johnson.
It likes to think of itself as a progressive, meritocratic industry, but I don’t think any thoughtful person would dispute the fact that Hollywood remains a racist cultural institution.
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Black Widow, Scarce Resources And High-Stakes Stories - NPR

Black Widow, Scarce Resources And High-Stakes Stories - NPR | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
While there are certainly issues with the Black Widow story in the new Avengers film, we don't just need to get to exactly the right one female Avenger. We need more than one female Avenger.
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Lady Gaga's Little Monsters Join 'Body Revolution' (PICTURES)

Lady Gaga's Little Monsters Join 'Body Revolution' (PICTURES) | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
She silenced critics of her recent weight gain by posing in her underwear and now Lady Gaga’s legion of “little monsters” have followed suit by joining her “body revolution&rdq
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Stallone and Schwarzenegger: how their action heroes differ - Den Of Geek

Stallone and Schwarzenegger: how their action heroes differ - Den Of Geek | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
What sets Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone's action heroes apart from one another?
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