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Posts from — February 2009

Review: Frost/Nixon

February 22, 2009   No Comments  

Review: Milk

February 22, 2009   No Comments  

Review: The Reader

February 19, 2009   No Comments  

Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

February 19, 2009   No Comments  

Oscar prejudices….

February 9, 2009   No Comments  

Music, Sound, and the Moving Image

Music, Sound, and the Moving Image is the first international scholarly journal devoted to the study of the interaction between music and sound with the entirety of moving image media – film, television, music video, advertising, computer games, mixed-media installation, digital art, live cinema, et alia. [Read more →]

February 3, 2009   No Comments  

(CFP) Hollywood Politics: The Popular Culture Factor in 21st Century Politics

Editor: Leah A. Murray

In 2008 we saw a continuation and maybe even an acceleration of the trend of popular culture having a real effect on politics. From The Daily Show ,to Obama’s Blackberry, to candidates’ use of Facebook and MySpace, we have seen politics opening up to new ways of thinking and acting as we come online for the next generation. As this next generation grows up in a politicized popular world (or perhaps a popularized political world) where issues like torture are dealt with on shows like 24 and we have fictional presidents on The West Wing who deal with real-life policy choices, it is in our interest to understand how this coverage affects the discourse. This edited collection seeks to enhance the discussion of the popular culture effect on our understanding of politics. [Read more →]

February 2, 2009   1 Comment