Saturday, 23 April 2011

How to design a movie poster

This link from Creative Design has been added to the film poster links.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Modernism Verses Postmodernism

The site below is great for understanding the differences between modernism and postmodernism and for identifying these differences in texts. This is just what students need to be able to argue for and against postmodernism. I've noticed that in "True Blood" modernist attitudes and feelings coexist with postmodern ones. In fact the modernists in "True Blood" are pretty extreme. For instance the Reverend Newland and his fundamentalist church in the first few episodes of season 1. Sookie and her Grandma are at the other extreme, in the live and let live category.

Monday, 4 April 2011

True Blood - The Making of the Opening Credits

The Making of True Blood

Christopher Lee as "Dracula" from 1958

The modernist conventions of "Dracula" from 1958 contrast with "True Blood's" Sookie Stackhouse rescuing Vampire Bill Compton from the "blood drainers," the Rattrays, in the TV show's pilot episode.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Postmodernism -popular culture is at the crossroads where capitalism and technology meet

The overwhelming immersive experience of various media in our lives actually creates what we think is "real" and therefore, our reality. If someone, idea, etc. is no longer in the media in any of its forms - that person or idea gradually ceases to exist in people's consciousness. What we have is a world in which the superficial is elevated above any deeper reality; a world in which relativism crowds out any single truth. Do you think that any of this is true? Or is it partly true?

Friday, 1 April 2011

Media Ownership - Conglomerates own almost everything we see, hear and read!

This is a repost - and one worth reposting periodically as this issue affects almost everything that we see, hear or read. Freepress has done a service to the world, here.