Questions about movies and television
Order ID 53003233773 Type Essay Writer Level Masters Style APA Sources/References 4 Perfect Number of Pages to Order 5-10 Pages
The total length of the answers for the three sections of the test must not exceed four pages (1000 words).
words) in Times New Roman 11-12 pt. with standard margins
Connections (each worth 2 points):
Choose two of the following and write them in standard prose (and complete sentences) Define/Identify
Explain the connections between each term or phrase, as well as their broader significance in the text.
In terms of television history, they belong to the 1960s.
Magnum P.I., Libidinal Gaze/Spectacle, and Quality Television
30-Rock, Intersectionality: Between the 3rd and 4th Waves of Feminism
Reality television, the War on Drugs, and Postfeminism
Grey’s Anatomy, Colorblind Casting, Plastic Representation
The Scene’s Importance (6 points total):
Choose two of the clips and concepts from the list below. Through close reading and textual analysis,
concentrating on specific aspects of the chosen scene and how they exemplify and/or relate to
the concepts upon which it is built
Identify the elements of transmedia storytelling that were used in The Dark Knight’s marketing campaign. Identify specific moments in the clip used in Lecture 10A where television was used as a campaign modality.
How does the first episode of Hill Street Blues (00:00-3:45) represent a shift toward “quality television”? Make sure to include close textual analysis in your argument (i.e., discuss specific formal elements from the segment).
What role does the male gaze play in the following scene from the pilot episode of Girls (10:50-16:02)? Indicate whether Hannah asserts agency in this scene by highlighting specific moments, actions, and dialogues.
How do these scenes from Bridgerton [25:21-30:05] engage multiple readings depending on whether you’re a colorblind or color-conscious viewer of the series?
III. Identify The Fake (5 total points):
Choose which statement in each of the triads below is FALSE and explain your decision.
Transmedia storytelling is primarily accomplished through the use of social media.
The possibilities of transmedia storytelling and the imperatives of neoliberal capitalism are at odds.
Although the term “transmedia” was coined in the 1990s, it had been used as a storytelling medium for a long time.
Reality television can be studied as a neoliberal product, a prison-industrial complex technology, and a complex cultural artifact of the present.
With the premiere of Survivor on CBS on May 31, 2000, the golden age of reality television began.
The Writers’ Strike of 1988 did not result in a tidal wave of Reality television programming, as some later claimed; it would not reach its current level of popularity until more than a decade later.
Third wave feminism can be defined as a “movement” that embraces/supports transphobic perspectives in a problematic way.
The use of overlapping dialogue, complex and imperfect characters, and multiple narrative arcs imbued the series with a level of realism not seen in previous “cop” shows.
By the time the footage of the Rodney King beating aired on multiple news programs, many viewers were no longer shocked to see such police brutality on television.
The Virgin/Whore Dichotomy is a departure from the “traditional” portrayal of women and femininity on television.
The artificiality of representations of characters of color on screen with no real investment in those characters’ organic identities is known as plastic representation.
In Magnum P.I., the character of Thomas Magnum is both the object and the subject of the show; he is both what we like to look at and what we watch the show for (rather than story or plot).
The end of the Fairness Doctrine was largely due to technological shifts in the 1980s, such as the expansion of cable television and the United States government’s adoption of market logics for public good.
Broadcast networks were able to embrace ideological/partisan biases in reporting thanks to the Fairness Doctrine (as exemplified in the Tucker Carlson and Chris Hayes interpretations of the January 6 Insurrection).
One of the long-term consequences of the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine is a shift in the interpretation of the First Amendment from citizens’ rights to be exposed to various political viewpoints in the media to media companies’ individual rights to make editorial decisions.
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