21
Jun
17

What the 2017 election has taught the media

Amol Ranjan’s article in the BBC offers 5 lessons for the media in the aftermath of the elections

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40255428

One interesting example which highlights the different ages of news consumers:

In traditional media, such as newspapers, Theresa May was lauded as a strong leader, while Jeremy Corbyn was lambasted as a socialist throwback. In many new digital and social media platforms, an alternative view was expressed: one in which the Prime Minister is a weak and wooden performer, while Corbyn is an excellent tribune of the poor.

 

 

21
Jun
17

Why it matters that Daniel Day Lewis has retired – star theory

danieldaylewis oscar thank youhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21572983

This article on the BBC by Genevieve Hassan discussed what has led Day Lewis to his various successes, including 3 Oscar wins.

Film critics weigh in on his career – a good case study for star theory.

His unique selling point, as far as the hype around his films is concerned, is the enormous amount of preparation he puts into every role and his commitment to staying in that role when filming begins.

Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph

 

 

27
Jan
17

Has La La Land been overhyped? A theory that your film has to be ‘marmite’ to be successful

lalareviewsWarning: This story contains spoilers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38744603

“Incredible!” “Glorious!” “Magnificent!” – The hype surrounding La La Land has been difficult to miss.

In addition to all the critical praise, the film is dominating awards season – equalling the all-time record held by Titanic and All About Eve for the most Oscar nominations.

But now many moviegoers are coming forward to say – or rather whisper – that they just didn’t get it.

, BBC

01
Dec
16

All That Heaven Allows – introduction Mark Cousins

22
Nov
16

‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ | Critics’ Picks | The New York Times

 

22
Nov
16

Presidential candidate language has declined in complexity, according to a common algorithm called the Flesch-Kincaid readability test

https://www.theguardian.com/media/mind-your-language/2016/nov/11/winning-words-the-language-that-got-donald-trump-elected

Winning words: the language that got Donald Trump elected

George Washington’s language reached graduate-degree levels. Abraham Lincoln’s was 11th-grade. And Trump’s? Right down to fourth grade.

Discussion of the use of perjoratives, verbs, repetition, hyperbole and more in the language of the presidential campaign. Compare to work on language and occupation and language and power.

22
Nov
16

Guardian – Lindsay Lohan’s new accent

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/04/lindsay-lohan-new-accent-american-tradition

Lindsay Lohan’s new accent sounds odd, but she’s following an American tradition

Among fake accents put on by our countrymen – I see you, Madonna and Gwyneth – I’m going to declare her new one the best ever

 

 




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