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ppt14 counterculture

ppt14 counterculture - Fight Club complex book/lm Fight...

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1 Fight Club and Counterculture Media in Everyday Life November 4, 2010 Fight Club complex book/film 1995 1999 Fight Club complex book/film supposedly inspired imitations: “Real” fight clubs • UFC Fight Club complex book/film supposedly inspired imitations: “Real” fight clubs Fight Club complex book/film supposedly inspired imitations: hacking public media Book about Fight Club movie poster book cover
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2 Explain the film in terms of: Meme, Spectacle, Hyperreal Explain how Fight Club expresses ideas from reading in Cha π pter 16: “counterculture,” “culture jamming,” “rebels” and anti- consumerism. how are the rebels in Fight Club like the rebels in The Matrix ? What is symbolized by the fight clubs, project mayhem, the soap, individual identity? What does the film say about IKEA, advertising, corporate brands, and media technologies? Explain the film in terms of: Meme, Spectacle, Hyperreal Explain how Fight Club expresses ideas from reading in Cha π pter 16: “counterculture,” “culture jamming,” “rebels” and anti- consumerism. how are the rebels in Fight Club like the rebels in The Matrix ? What is symbolized by the fight clubs, project mayhem, the soap, individual identity? What does the film say about IKEA, advertising, corporate brands, and media technologies? Nation of Rebels “Cool” is a mark of distinction • Taste Non conformity Edgy, hip, Cool: fashions, products, jobs, neighborhoods, lifestyles, etc. Seeking identity in age of mass production Seeking identity in age of mass production Seeking identity in age of mass production
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3 Bourgeoisie v. Bohemian • Bourgeoisie Hard work Material wealth Social stability • Respectability Associated with: – consumerism, conformity, boring • Bohemian • Hedonistic Pleasure, experiences Self expression • “rebellion” Associated with freedom, creativity individualism, cool!
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