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Studying the Effects of Playing Violent Video Games

Studying the Effects of Playing Violent Video Games | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
New research suggests violent games can stir hostile urges and aggressive behavior in the short term, but it is not clear whether the habit increases the likelihood of committing a violent crime.
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Game of Thrones most pirated TV show

Game of Thrones most pirated TV show | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
HBO series was downloaded 4.28m times in 2012, with London topping worldwide cities for pirating of programme. By Mark Sweney
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Why black British drama is going online, not on TV

Why black British drama is going online, not on TV | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
Faced with British TV's indifference to black shows, young writers and directors are taking their talents to the web to find an audience. Bim Adewunmi talks to some of them
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Q: What do Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises and a hamburger have in common? A: See below

Q: What do Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises and a hamburger have in common? A: See below | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
Charlie Brooker: If the year's two biggest blockbusters strive to be meatier than Transformers, hooray.
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The way we look at women is worrying, even when it's women doing the looking

The way we look at women is worrying, even when it's women doing the looking | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
Deborah Orr: Why are women's magazines just as hung up on portraying only young females as men's magazines are?
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Skyfall: how James Bond became a poster boy for the new serious

Skyfall: how James Bond became a poster boy for the new serious | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
Remember when every new Bond film used to be a bit of a lark? Now things have got so gloomy that 007 can barely manage a flippant putdown. Is this new solemnity a sign of our times?
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Sexist stereotypes dominate front pages of British newspapers, research finds

Sexist stereotypes dominate front pages of British newspapers, research finds | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
Study reveals 78% of front-page articles are written by men, and 84% of those quoted or mentioned are male...
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The politics of “The Dark Knight Rises”: a discussion « Film Quarterly

The politics of “The Dark Knight Rises”: a discussion « Film Quarterly | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
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The NHS did not deserve to be so disgracefully glorified in this bonanza of left-wing propaganda

The NHS did not deserve to be so disgracefully glorified in this bonanza of left-wing propaganda | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
RICK DEWSBURY: How does the family of Kane Gorney, who died of thirst in his hospital bed, feel when they see the NHS being shamefully glorified at the biggest sporting bonanza in the world?
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AS Coursework Videos - Diss High Media

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A selection of videos by AS Media students. They made film trailers.

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Zero Dark Thirty: Hollywood's gift to American power

Zero Dark Thirty: Hollywood's gift to American power | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
Slavoj Žižek: Many have pointed out that Kathryn Bigelow's film endorses torture. But why has such a film been made now?
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Homeland is not Islamophobic despite what some critics claim

Homeland is not Islamophobic despite what some critics claim | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
Yair Rosenberg: The C4 drama challenges, rather than affirms, religious and ethnic stereotypes
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Simon Cowell calls X Factor crisis meeting to save show

Simon Cowell calls X Factor crisis meeting to save show | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
Critics say show worked in a time of excess and bling, but is off-key in austerity Britain
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United 93: the truth is out there

United 93: the truth is out there | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
Alex von Tunzelmann: To heighten the realism, Paul Greengrass's 2006 film of the final moments of the hijacked flight employs all the techniques of documentary.
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Grand Theft Auto 5: three lead characters, one huge map

Grand Theft Auto 5: three lead characters, one huge map | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
Keith Stuart: Rockstar has revealed the first GTA V details, and promises some huge changes including multiple lead characters...
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BBC - Newsbeat - Skyfall: Daniel Craig defends Bond product placement

BBC - Newsbeat - Skyfall: Daniel Craig defends Bond product placement | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
James Bond star Daniel Craig says the product placement in Skyfall is not too much and is a...
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Skyfall smashes UK box office records

Skyfall smashes UK box office records | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
Latest James Bond film Skyfall enjoys a stratospheric opening weekend, with largest ever Saturday attendance figure...
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Music streaming: what do songwriters really get from YouTube or Pandora?

Music streaming: what do songwriters really get from YouTube or Pandora? | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
Helienne Lindvall: Writers are angry about the royalties they get when their tracks are played – they deserve a bigger (pizza) slice of the action...
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New Statesman - Slavoj Žižek: The politics of Batman

New Statesman - Slavoj Žižek: The politics of Batman | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
From the repression of unruly citizens to the celebration of the “good capitalist”, The Dark Knight Rises reflects our age of anxiety.
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Sex, violence and swearing on film: 100 years of the BBFC

Sex, violence and swearing on film: 100 years of the BBFC | Diss High Media | Scoop.it
From counting f-words to examining hours of graphic gore, the British Board of Film Classification reveals the secrets of a century of rating, cutting and occasionally banning movies...
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