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A Look Back At Season 6 Of 'Mad Men' & What May Lie Ahead In The Final Season

A Look Back At Season 6 Of 'Mad Men' & What May Lie Ahead In The Final Season | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The sixth season of AMC's "Mad Men" came to a close Sunday night, wrapping up what has been arguably its most divisive season yet.
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▶ Narrative Analysis in Media Studies - YouTube

A brief overview of how to analyse a media text. which is both engaging and informative. It can be used as a revision guide or as an introduction into narrat...
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TV's 'Mad Men,' cooking shows boosts interest in home bars, bar carts

TV's 'Mad Men,' cooking shows boosts interest in home bars, bar carts | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
VICTORIA - As cocktail culture becomes trendy in lounges and bars across Canada, there's increasing interest in bringing a piece of it home.The desire to shake, muddle and stir vintage cocktails has .
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Movie Analysis: “Her” | Go Into The Story

Movie Analysis: “Her” | Go Into The Story | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it

Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, “Her” follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

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Her: Love In The Modern Age

Her: Love In The Modern Age, chronicling reactions to Spike Jonze's Oscar-nominated film, Her. The documentary, directed by Lance Bangs, features stories and...
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Her - Official Trailer 2 [HD]

http://www.herthemovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/herthemovie In select theaters December 18th, everywhere January 10th. Set in the Los Angeles of the sli...
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The Semiotics of Evil

The Semiotics of Evil | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
What is evil? In the postmodern Western world, evil is something that has become almost robbed of its ability to horrify us. Increased global communication and knowledge inure our responsiveness wi...
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EDITORIAL: Of Superheros And Postmodernism

EDITORIAL: Of Superheros And Postmodernism | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Analyzing the 'Conventional Superhero Narrative' and narrative stagnation. question 'I also try to look into the Are audiences ready for less conventional superhero movies or not yet?'
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The Bechdel Test Across All Genres | Hidden River Writers

The Bechdel Test Across All Genres | Hidden River Writers | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
There has been an on-going discussion about the Bechdel Test as it is applied to films. This test is named after Alison Bechdel, and it is a metric that originated with her comic “Dykes to Watch Out For”.
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Lady Gaga Betrays Women With This Leaked Video You Weren't Supposed to See

Lady Gaga Betrays Women With This Leaked Video You Weren't Supposed to See | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Why did she think making an explicit video with two alleged sexual predators was a good idea?
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The "Ring" Master: Interview with Hideo Nakata – Offscreen

The "Ring" Master: Interview with Hideo Nakata – Offscreen | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
An in-depth interview with the director of the smash horror hit series Ring.
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TV Vampires: From Barnabas Collins to Bill Compton – Offscreen

TV Vampires: From Barnabas Collins to Bill Compton – Offscreen | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
A boy, Mark Petrie, wakes up in the middle of the night to find the figure of his best friend Danny Glick, recently and mysteriously deceased, emerging from glowing white mist and floating outside his bedroom window. With pale skin, hollow eyes, and protruding fangs, Danny gently scratches at the glass, begging to be invited in: ‘Open the window – open the window Mark – please — let me in — it’s ok Mark, I’m your friend’.
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Theory.org.uk trading cards

Theory.org.uk trading cards | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
www.theory.org.uk is a website of materials about the mass media and its relationship to people's identities, gender, sexuality and behaviour. Resources include info, essays, reviews, links and more.
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NME Blogs | Aphex Twin's 'Caustic Window' album: Was It Worth £40K?

NME Blogs | Aphex Twin's 'Caustic Window' album: Was It Worth £40K? | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it

It's a special day when an album from one of the most important and influential artists alive becomes available to hear for the first time. Especially when it's been such a long time coming. 'Caustic Window' is a 'lost' full-length by Richard David James aka Aphex Twin from 1994 which was scrapped at the test pressing stage. Only five copies were made, with one mysteriously making its way to eBay 20 years later. Aphex Twin fans (galvanised by the We Are The Music Makers forum) clubbed together on a Kickstarter project and raised $67,424 (roughly £40k) to buy the vinyl which they've now, with Aphex and his label Rephlex's blessing, released digitally. You can stream the whole thing on YouTube below.


Read more at http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/aphex-twins-caustic-window-album-was-it-worth-40k#YEpkXPlvqt6SP1b3.99

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▶ Film Narrative - Structuralist Theories - YouTube

Film Narrative - Structuralist Theories
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I.T. in the University: The Movie Her: Some Discussion Questions

I.T. in the University: The Movie Her: Some Discussion Questions | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it

 

Can humans fall in love with machines?Do people in the future have technology fetishes?Does Samantha pass the Turing test?What is the technological aesthetic of the future?What is the significance of beautifulHandWrittenLetters.comIn what sense is Theodore playing the same role as the sex surrogate?Is Theodore mediating love between humans?True of False: Is Theodore packaging up love in the same way as the company that produced Samantha?How much do we want our love packaged?
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Her – review

Her – review | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
In Spike Jonze's postmodern tale of a man who dates his operating system, digital affairs are as sensual – and heartbreaking, as the real thing, writes Peter Bradshaw
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NYFF51: "Her" Press Conference | Spike Jonze, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde

Director Spike Jonze, and cast members Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Olivia Wilde discussed their new film "Her" after its world premiere at t...
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Mad Men Receives 8 Emmy Nominations Including Best Drama, Actor and Supporting Actress

Mad Men Receives 8 Emmy Nominations Including Best Drama, Actor and Supporting Actress | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Mad Men recognized for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actress, Outstanding Guest Actor, and more for this year's Emmy nominations.
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▶ Radiohead - The King of Limbs live from the basement 2011 [FULL] - YouTube

1. Bloom 00:41 2. The Daily Mail 07:09 3. Feral 11:22 4. Little by Little 14:52 5. Codex 20:00 6. Separator 25:44 7. Lotus Flower 31:57 8. Staircase 37:23 9....
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The BBC informs, educates and entertains – but in what order?

The BBC informs, educates and entertains – but in what order? | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Charlotte Higgins: From the broadcaster’s earliest days, the balance between the popular and the niche has been fiercely contested
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Why Women's Representation Matters in Manga (and Most Media ...

Why Women's Representation Matters in Manga (and Most Media ... | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
With E3 recently rearing its ugly head, there have been inevitable discussions about the representation of women in video games. I call myself a manga enthusiast, but truth be told I'm just as interested in gaming.
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Lady Gaga - Born This Way (GRAMMYs on CBS) - YouTube

Lady Gaga performs "Born This Way" live At the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. (C) 2011 The Recording Academy (Ambientándome con Lady Gaga - Born This Way para ponerle la banda a mi alumna Fátima que tiene mucho arte.
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TV Horror: Covering the Televisual Horror Landscape – Offscreen

TV Horror: Covering the Televisual Horror Landscape – Offscreen | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
One of the major aims of the new book TV Horror, which looks at televised horror from its golden days to today, is to demonstrate that the tensions that surface between television and horror, manifested in mainstream taste and major broadcasting concerns regarding levels of violence, for example, can work for rather than against dramatic horror. This adage recalls the great theorist Rudolf Arnheim’s central belief that every art form succeeds because of its limitations. In their introduction Lorna Jowett and Stacey Abbott make the important observation that the hybrid nature of television has led to horror being crossed over into other genres (children’s programming, drama, comedy, police procedural, etc.), which has in turn forced viewers (and indeed critics) to rethink what horror is and can be in a “television context” (xiii).
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Revolution & Sex: The Evolution of TV – Offscreen

Revolution & Sex: The Evolution of TV – Offscreen | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
A personal note here first, although I realize if you are a Sopranos (1999-2007) fan it may make you stop reading this article. I grew up in the American Midwest, went to college for four years on the East Coast, and have now lived on the West Coast for fifty years. When The Sopranos first came on, I watched one episode. It seemed to me to be mostly about ugly, stupid, violent people doing ugly, stupid, violent things to other ugly, stupid, violent people.
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www.theory.org.uk Resources: Madonna and queer theory

www.theory.org.uk Resources: Madonna and queer theory | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Information on Theodor Adorno prepared by David Gauntlett, Professor of Media and Communications at University of Westminster.
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