Post-modernism for Dummies

Post-modernism is a term which is used in many subjects, in terms of media this signifies as something that stands out to everything else, like a hipster! If you’re sitting in Starbucks, whilst on your Macbook, reading this, Welcome! (Also go home after a while man, the store wants to close) The use of post-modernism can be used to engage an audience to make it more interesting as well as create a sense of nostalgia. An example of this is used in the Netflix original series Stranger Things. Although it is filmed in 2016 it is set in the 1980’s therefore standing out in comparison to other series which were released around the same time as Stranger Things. In addition, the show seems to come across as very realistic as many people who grew up in the 80’s could relate to the series such as the fashion and lifestyle, due to an engagement between the shows’ theme and the audience, this creates a sense of nostalgia for them. Since people use these shows as a form of escapism and relation, this signifies a sense of gratification.

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