Building Big-Screen Bridges- Introducing Crossover Cinema

As globalisation presents an era of multiculturalism, cultural relativism and a proliferation of alternate ideologies it is entirely appropriate to suggest that media formats are being altered by this paradigm. In looking specifically at the international film industry a recurring trend has emerged demonstrating the border crossing abilities of individual films which hold international appeal.… Read More Building Big-Screen Bridges- Introducing Crossover Cinema

“You Wouldn’t Understand it’s a… thing”- the Cultural specificity of Drama

Recently I had analysed the question whether ‘comedy is culturally specific’ concluding that in the cultural translation of television “it is not only in the cultural translation of television that comedy resides, but in its unique nature as well.”(Muir, 2014). Be that as it may, comedy as a genre is not unique in this respect. Drama… Read More “You Wouldn’t Understand it’s a… thing”- the Cultural specificity of Drama

“Oh that’s not news!”- What is relevant in international news?

The question as to what constitutes as news has been under constant debate with mainstream media constantly criticised  as to whether broadcast stories are relevant.  However, this question is worth analysing in regards to global issues portrayed within western media outlets. So how do media entities decide what stories to report on? In a simple… Read More “Oh that’s not news!”- What is relevant in international news?

Slapstick specificity- Is comedy culturally explicit?

As Medhurst argues “comedy after all is a cultural and social practise that is both shaped by and contributes to historical conjunctures” (Medhurst, 2007 cited in Turnbull, 2008). As such the argument exists that comedy of specific cultures does not travel well beyond national borders. Therefore in the adaptation of a comedy program, writers should… Read More Slapstick specificity- Is comedy culturally explicit?

West Vs The World- the Emergence of New Media Capitals and the Response of the West

Within the era of globalisation society has been forced to reevaluate its perception of most everything. Media formats in general have the tendency to be classified by means of nationalities/cultural philosophies (one may think of Bollywood or Hollywood as an example). However, television as a medium is unique as discussed by Curtain claiming (2003) “Contemporary… Read More West Vs The World- the Emergence of New Media Capitals and the Response of the West

Education Affliction-The International Schooling Dilemma

As an Australian born student studying in Wollongong it’s fair to say my experience as an international student has been minuscule. Growing up in a reasonably Anglo-concentrated area and yet to break-free of my Australian ties, my world view has been fashioned through the various media forms provided in both school and social environments. This… Read More Education Affliction-The International Schooling Dilemma

The Global Media Debate- The two faces of Globalisation

As recognised by Annan, Globalisation, while dynamic is also consuming. Living in the 21st century we are immersed within a globalised environment fathered through the creation and distribution of media technologies. Communication across the globe for centuries had been perceived as a monumental task resulting in informational lag and cultural traffic. The explosion of the… Read More The Global Media Debate- The two faces of Globalisation