Disney have finally aired their first same-sex kiss on one of their main channels. Despite Disney’s constant nods of support toward the LGBTQ community in several of their other media products. they have never openly shown a same -sex kiss. Disney have always shown their support of the LGBTQ community, in movies such as Finding dory and Good luck Charlie, where there are lesbian couples.
Despite Disney’s subtle support of the LGBTQ community they had never shown a same-sex kiss in any of their media products. Their first same-sex kiss was shown on the show ‘Star vs. the Forces of Evil’. The showing of this kiss on such a public channel means that the younger generation get to see the different types of people in society. As well as gain the confidence they need to be themselves from a young age. It is easier for Disney’s young audience to accept who they are if they are comfortable with same-sex relationships. Continue reading “Disney has finally caught up! first same-sex kiss and openly gay character”
Intertextuality is the way in which media text influences reflect, or differ each other. A primary case in point of this would be the show Atlanta an American comedy-drama television series about two cousins navigating their way in the Atlanta rap scene in an effort to improve their lives and the lives of their families. Created by and featuring Donald Glover an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, singer, and songwriter. The show then recognised for its comedy and drama, winning prestigious awards such as golden globes for ‘Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy’ and ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy’. During Donald Glover’s acceptance speech, he said, “I’d like to thank the Migos—not for being on the show, but for making ‘Bad and Boujee.’ Like, that’s the best song… ever.” He also thanked the city of Atlanta. The next day, Billboard announced, “Migos – Bad and Boujee Ft. Lil Uzi Vert”, dethroned Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” for the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100. Not only did the rap group go up in the music charts but also Migos saw a significant spike in following and seeing over 37,000 Twitter mentions during which the Atlanta trio got a shout out from Donald Glover.
For my section B, I have chosen movies, I have chosen is a 2001 British-American fantasy film Harry potter, a 2012 American science fiction adventure film The Hunger Games and a 2016 American science fiction action film the 5th Wave. These three movies depict some category of similarities and differences.
An example of similarities that they all have is that they all based on the novel. By them all having novels out first it permits them all to indoor see their media text to a greater audience as people who have already read and are dedicated to the novel will want to watch the movie alongside with people who may not read but just want to view the movie due to the hype of it. Additional likeness they share is the target audience varies in age these movies are designed to target both the youth around the ages of 12 and also have a secondary audiences of 30 year and up.
To progress and expand my section B, I plan on including a sketch of synergy, this is the way in which numerous foundations of a media corporation act together to indorse related products across different media. An example of this is the Hunger Games to promote its linked products, as it offers CD, DVD and Games.
Harry Potter alongside with all the other movies I chose use Todorov narrative pattern witch consist of starting off the movie in an equilibrium state, in terms of the movie Harry potter this wold apply to the scene where Harry the main character is seen in his ever day life with s family then followed by disruption this would be when Harry then of some sort, then recognition repair and then lastly restoration.
Harry Potter represents its locations and people as mystical, with large doses of fantasy with the use wizards, castle, wands and magical beings the movie gives the audience sense of escapism from the audience’s everyday life. Harry Potter is very unique as it shows both element of reality and fantasy in the movie, an example of this would be the fact that Harry attends a wizarding academy in Scotland adding both elements of reality and fantasy even having their own language using such words as “muggles”.
Harry Potter uses stereotypical ideas and looks for wizards such as old and grey men, long beards, long clocks and big hats these stereotypical ideas and looks that are given to the wizards are very fitting and gives the audience sense of familiarity and understanding of who and what the characters are through mise en scene.
The Hunger Games represents its locations a people as strong, dystopian and a dog eat dog world. With the use of action codes and fearless female lead character.
5th Wave represents its locations and people as a very ordinary and basic at first and then very dramatic and hectic with the use of aliens, explosives and action codes.
Three TV shows: Empire, Power and Gangland: Turf wars.
Power is an American crime drama television series airing on Starz. Its about a man named ‘ghost’ who lives a double life as a dug dealer and a club owner “Power” is co-executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent”. Empire is about the Lyon family fighting against each other to be CEO of Empire Entertainment owned by Fox. Gangland: Turf Wars is a documentary to inform people about gangs in London and the effect it has on individuals lives produced through channel 5.
Split 2016 (Thriller/Horror)
Manchester by the Sea 2016 (Drama)
Passengers 2016 (Fantasy/Science fiction)
How was this film promoted?
This film was promoted by all three media platforms broadcast, print and e-media. They are promoted through broadcast as these films are advertised on TV, cinema screenings and actors who are starring in the film have interview to promote the film. They are promoted through print as these films are advertised on posters around the cinema and outside the cinema, billboards near the bus and some entertainment magazines do promote upcoming films. These films are also promoted through e-media in many ways. They are advertised on many social media apps such as twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. On twitter and Instagram these films are sponsored by the producer of the film, these producers have accounts to advertise upcoming films. Continue reading “Ashley’s Section B”