TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

Godzilla vs. Bambi? American monopoly capitalism vs. European public service broadcasting
Monday, 15 July 2019 13:36

Godzilla vs. Bambi? American monopoly capitalism vs. European public service broadcasting

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Dennis Broe reports from the recent Fontainebleau conference on series TV, and the growing conflict between American-owned media companies and European public service broadcasters The Americans are coming! The Americans are coming! This is the cry of alarm of European broadcasters, the majority of whom are part of publicly owned…
Should politics be comedy? Donald Trump - one giant, bad joke
Friday, 12 July 2019 14:31

Should politics be comedy? Donald Trump - one giant, bad joke

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Doc Ritchie surveys how comedians have treated Trump, one 'giant, bad joke' Republicans are blaming President Obama for creating Donald Trump while others say he was created in a lab when a young real estate developer was bitten by a radioactive douchebag. – Conan O'Brien, American comedian Ukraine, April, 2019:…
The Voices
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 19 April 2019 08:16

The Voices

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The Voices by Jim Mainland, with images by Peter Long The voices arrived every morning. In fact, I often seemed to wake to their jibber-jabber. They weren’t the voices of anyone I knew, despite the intimacy they assumed. They weren’t people who would normally have anything to do with the…
Call the wealthy to account! Serial incest in Game of Thrones and Taboo, and serious tax avoidance in the real world
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 17 April 2019 16:02

Call the wealthy to account! Serial incest in Game of Thrones and Taboo, and serious tax avoidance in the real world

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Dennis Broe finds parallels between the rich and powerful in the final season of Game of Thrones, and their modern-day equivalents in the real world It’s wildly and devilishly seductive, glamourous, and the ultimate expression of unbridled passion. It functions as a key plot device driving the story in shows,…
Don’t just stop the wheel, break it! Feudalism, capitalism and revolution in Game of Thrones
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 12 April 2019 16:13

Don’t just stop the wheel, break it! Feudalism, capitalism and revolution in Game of Thrones

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Sean Ledwith reviews Game of Thrones The trailers have been scrutinised down to every second of footage. The stars have conducted their interviews in the form of an elaborate dance in which no significant plot element is revealed. The online theories have exhausted every possible twist. We are now only…
Uma Thurman at Series Mania
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 10 April 2019 13:00

Serial TV: Platforms, Concentration and The Same Old Thing

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Dennis Broe reports from the Series Mania festival, previews some of the new series due to hit our screens, and surveys trends in the ever-concentrating, hugely profitable industry of digital media There certainly was mania, with over 60 series being screened, three days of industry panels, and with masterclasses (extended…
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