Pm media summer 10 q1 structure

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Pm media summer 10 q1 structure

  1. 1. A2 Media Studies<br />Contemporary Media Issues: Postmodern Media<br />What are the different versions of post modernism (historical period, style, theoretical approach)?What are the arguments for and against understanding some forms of media as post modern?How do post modern media texts challenge traditional text reader relations and the concept of representation?In what ways do media audiences and industries operate differently in a post modern world?<br />Why are some media products described as ‘postmodern’?<br />1)Introduction – what texts are you going to discuss, what broadly are you going to argue<br />2)Theoretical base – what do you understand by the term postmodern? Different approaches, different theorists<br />3)Scary Movie 4 – detailed discussion of how this text is postmodern – give 3 specific examples to support your point (War of the Worlds / The Grudge / The Village / Saw …)<br />4)Extras – detailed discussion of how this text is postmodern – give 3 specific examples to support your point (De Niro and star image / Ricky Gervais – Andy – who’s interviewed ? / Barry from Eastenders / Robert Lindsay)<br />5)(Are videogames postmodern? Yes or no because… - give at least 2 reasons to support your case )<br />6)Evaluate – are all texts postmodern in the same way? <br />7) Conclusion – summary of your argument<br />Point 5 required if you are aiming for a B or above, not if your not<br />

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