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ppt5 spectacle - Spectacle and Memes in Network Spectacle...

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1 Spectacle and Memes in Network “We’re in the boredom killing business” Media in Everyday Life September 16, 2010 Spectacle and Memes in Network “We’re in the boredom killing business.” H. Beale Media in Everyday Life September 16, 2010 Both Flms up for Best Picture Oscar: 1976 The message of Rocky ? • 1976 • What was the message of the Flm? – Pop culture meme? – Or spectacle meme? The message of Rocky ? • Pop culture meme – triumph of individual – overcomes obstacles – his life now has value and meaning. The message of Rocky ? • Pop culture meme – triumph of individual – overcomes obstacles – his life now has value and meaning. • Spectacle meme: – triumph of spectacle – face bashed in to entertain the masses.
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2 The message of Rocky ? Rocky ’s Oscar win proved Network to be true! • Most people prefer pop culture meme: life and living for spectacle is not valueless …. or meaningless. Questions: Network 1. Explain how the Flm illustrates the ideas in the reading: Neil Postman’s “The Age of Show Business” 2. Explain how the Flm illustrates the media models of: The spectacle and the meme 3. Explain how the memes spread: The memes of Howard Beale The memes of UBN programs and various executives The memes of the terrorists (and memes that spread to them) Who has the most power: Beale, UBN-CCA execs, the terrorists, or the audience? Questions: Network 1. Explain how the Flm illustrates the ideas in the reading: Neil Postman’s “The Age of Show Business” 2. Explain how the Flm illustrates the media models of: The spectacle and the meme 3. Explain how the memes spread: The memes of Howard Beale The memes of UBN programs and various executives The memes of the terrorists (and memes that spread to them) Who has the most power: Beale, UBN-CCA execs, the terrorists, or the audience? The evolving memes of Howard Beale • Howard Beale was anchor on UBS nightly news program The evolving memes of Howard Beale • Howard Beale is Fred. • Why? The evolving memes of Howard Beale • Howard Beale is Fred. • Why? low ratings • So what does he say?
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3 The evolving memes of Howard Beale • Howard Beale is Fred. • Why? low ratings • So what does he say? • 1. I am going to “blow my brains out” on TV. The evolving memes of Howard Beale • Howard Beale is Fred. • Why? low ratings • So what does he say? • 1. I am going to “blow my brains out” on TV. • 2. “I ran out of bullshit” The evolving memes of Howard Beale • Howard Beale is Fred. • Why?
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