Tag Archives: Film

Contemporary Television and Convergence – The X Files

When The X-Files was first broadcast in 1993, there was already a sense of what was to come in the way of convergence – but not much more than that. The World Wide Web had only recently gone live, whilst … Continue reading

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Critical Analysis – The Game

‘The Game’ is a five-minute film (available in my Video page) that portrays the story of a young teenager seriously addicted to computer games. Much like other ‘traditional’ addicts who contend with arguably more serious dependencies, the protagonist – Nathan … Continue reading

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The Divide Between Popular Culture and High Culture

Since the eighteenth century the word ‘culture’, derived from the Latin word ‘cultura’, has been defined and re-defined successively on par with the modernisation of societies. Consequently, Raymond Williams (1976: P25) describes the term as one of the most complicated … Continue reading

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Critical Analysis – Who is Roy Johnson?

The film called “Who Is Roy Johnson?” (available on my Video page), portrays the week leading up to a British amateur wrestler’s debut match. The title immediately highlights Rory’s disposition towards creating an alter-ego. Formal interviews form the chronological structure … Continue reading

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The Significance of Sound

Media texts historically, have often incorporated other media texts within themselves, therefore redefining their meaning.  Books for example, have always benefited from illustrations and photographs to help convey a meaning, whilst the internet (more obviously), has swiftly been transformed into … Continue reading

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