Movies in 2020

COVID-19 in film: Signifier and Myth

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Joël Grassère
20/04/2021

The film industry has changed drastically during COVID-19. The pandemic has changed both streaming services and cinemas. Personalization and oligopoly are the keywords in this. How does this reflect society? Find out by clicking this article. 

The film industry has changed drastically during COVID-19. The pandemic has changed both streaming services and cinemas. Personalization and oligopoly are the keywords in this. How does this reflect society? Find out by clicking this article. 

Blizzard Entertainment an online game company made the controversial decision to ban a professional gamer for making his political stance towards Hong Kong known, now their own fictional character is becoming the mascot of the movement, how?.

Disney Castle

Disney castle: semiotics and variation

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Joël Grassère
17/02/2021

The Disney Castle is widely known image. But how does it function as a sign?What does it signify to whom? And what can we say about the variety of Disney Castles? This paper goes into all of that and more, including the history behind this icon. 

Beyoncé quotes feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her song Flawless

Commercialization of feminism is killing women

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Ilse van Knegsel
03/02/2021

Commercialization of feminism and postfeminism are movements that are interrelated and can be understood as new, ‘sexier’ variations on the traditional feminism. This commercialization of feminism can have major negative consequences for women.

GirlfriendReviews

Girlfriendreviews: Games, Journalism and Satire

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Joël Grassère
02/02/2021

Girlfriendreviews combines journalistic functions of entertainment and information not unlike a satirical news show. However it does this in a niched fashion thus showing of polycentricity in online culture. 

On Narrative through Self and Time: Diachrony, Episodes and Waking Life

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Merel Groot
09/03/2020

Do humans experience their life as a narrative? Strawton argued that they do not necessarily see their life as a story and that this is not negative. By applying this idea to the seemingly narrative lacking film, Waking Life, this idea is explored.

'Stories We Tell'

About the documemoir: 'Stories We Tell'

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Nataliia Vdovychenko
10/02/2020

Autobiographical documentaries invite their viewers to explore the hidden world of one’s personal journeys. They allow the audience to get a glimpse of the deep and meaningful life stories of the unique personality of the protagonist.