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Dissertation – Part 6

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Conclusion The overall objective of this study has been to discredit any notion that Europeans, even more so than Americans themselves, buy … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 5

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Analysis – Case Study The highly acclaimed television series ‘The Wire’ portrays the gritty – and mostly neglected – reality that exists “hidden … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 4

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Methodology The objective for this research has been clearly outlined as an attempt to refute Dell’Orto’s claims. She suggests that Europeans will continue … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 3

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Literature Review The key text as regards this research – ‘The Hidden Power of the American Dream: Why Europe’s Shaken Confidence in … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 2

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Introduction The United States of America; the country that embodies, and is entrusted as curator of the American dream, has since the 9/11 … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 1

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11.  Abstract History has repeatedly demonstrated that Europeans are habitual consumers of American products – Disney, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Coca Cola but to name … Continue reading

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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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Reception Study – Better Call Saul (Season 2)

Any spin-off derived from what many consider to be the best television ever created, will understandably have to withstand fastidious scrutineering and obsessive deliberation from fans and critics alike. Vince Gilligan’s ‘Better Call Saul’ (BCS) tells the story of a … 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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