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MediaMagazine 32

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  • Film in South Africa
  • A short history of humour
  • Getting serious about the comedy film
  • Eminem: hip-hop’s Lord of Misrule
  • Lost in translation: the transatlantic travels of sitcom
  • TV sketch shows
  • Snorting Barley - postmodernism, Charlie Brooker and Nathan Barley
  • The comedy of Lily Allen
  • Ha ha ha ha - can postmodernism make us laugh?
  • Misfits
  • Too much information: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
  • Red Dwarf - back to earth with a bang or whimper?
  • Little Miss Sunshine - dark humour, obsession and the American Dream
  • Psychoville and cult TV
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MediaMagazine 31

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  • From the Dawn of Man to Dawn of the Dead and Beyond: a Fantasy Film Timeline
  • Dating the Dead: Our Love Affair with the Paranormal
  • From Angel to Bill: The Decade-Long Evolution of TV Vampires
  • Revisioning the Vampire: Letting the Right One In
  • Understanding fantasy - an examiner’s perspective
  • The Legacy of Metropolis
  • Jaws vs Alien: Dental Nightmares
  • District 9: Not So Alien After All
  • Looking for Eric: Fantasy Meets Social Realism
  • Blindness: That’s Entertainment?
  • Heroes for All Time: The Eternal Appeal of the Superhero
  • Superheroes: the Impact of 9/11
  • Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, and Vertigo - the HBO of Comics
  • Dexter: 21st-Century Hero for a 21st-Century Audience
  • Reading the Apocalypse
  • Music in Horror
  • Cross-media Fantasy: Harper’s Island and Harper’s Globe
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MediaMagazine 30

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  • The real world of the newspaper industry: the Guardian online
  • Reality bites: documentary in the 21st century
  • Reality TV: an interview with Annette Hill
  • The context of conflict: media representations of war
  • Goody and Boyle: a tale of two (real) women
  • Watching you, watching me: breaking cinema’s 4th wall
  • Diary of a freaky eater
  • Postmodern or past it? Masculinity and Top Gear
  • Truth and realism in Steven Spielberg’s Amistad
  • Desperate Romantics: modernising the classic mini-series
  • E Pluribus Unum: political reality and The West Wing
  • Is this real? The horror mockumentary
  • Faking it: a guide to the American simulacrum
  • Is reality becoming more real? The rise and rise of UGC
  • Hyper-reality and the Digital Renaissance
  • Xtreme reality: a sadistic future?
  • The acceptable face of torture? The case for classification
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MediaMagazine 29

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  • Reading Red Riding
  • Media Platforms: The impact of technology
  • Why I love… s4c - a closer look at Channel 4 Wales.
  • Bond and beyond - what Sean Connery did next
  • Learning to Tweet
  • Playing schools - a day on the set of Waterloo Road
  • Spin off and take off: Air Babylon from book to screen
  • Daisy does drama at the BBC
  • Lost: Conclusion, closure, enigma or ending?
  • Dramatic or cinematic? The relationship between stage and screen
  • Representations in TV drama: British social history
  • Revisiting the drawing-room comedy - Abigail’s Party and representations of the New Middle Class
  • Being Human
  • Representations, genre and wider contexts: the vampire as metaphor
  • Music in TV drama
  • Drama in the news
  • The webisode story
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MediaMagazine 28

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  • TV drama, institutions and audiences - exam tips for OCR AS media studies
  • Cross-media platforms - AQA’s Mest 1 and 2
  • Dead Set
  • Skins - textual analysis in action
  • GMTV - programme assistants
  • Free culture: e-media comes of age
  • Freedom from Hollywood - Slumdog Millionaire
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Shawshank Redemption - Freedom from Institutional Constraint
  • The Freedom Trap
  • Childhood on Film
  • Sugar Rush - sexual freedom
  • Tank man and the gold mine of serra pelada
  • Freedom of movement - free running
  • Freeform music
  • Freedom to play? Online gaming
  • Censorship - the debate
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MediaMagazine 27

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  • Twenty years of the cinema of Japan: a world cinema case study
  • War child: the true story of a child soldier
  • Persepolis
  • Alienation in the films of Inarritu
  • Textual analysis: reading children of men
  • The vampire as other in David Slade’s 30 Days of Night
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • US Election
  • Alien series - fear of the ‘other’
  • An African snapshot: hunger, child and vulture
  • Global Marxism
  • Foreign films and the power of subtitles
  • Brand/Ross/Sachsgate: what every media student needs to know
  • Yes He Can - Barack Obama’s Campaign Speech Analysed
  • Reasons to study TV quiz shows
  • Cross-platform study: Rock N Rolla
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MediaMagazine 26

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  • Somerstown
  • World cinema. Hollywood and non-Western film industries
  • Stars past and present
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Waltz With Bashir
  • Noir and the city
  • Sub-text and historical context in 3 Spanish texts
  • Shocking cinema - The Rules of Attraction & United 93
  • Football on film
  • Representations of Christianity in film
  • Post-feminism in contemporary film
  • Alan Moore on film
  • Stealing a biography - The Lives of Others
  • Ashes to Ashes
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MediaMagazine 25

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  • Fan theory
  • Being a fan Pawns of the media industries or powerful players?
  • Ashes to Ashes
  • Torchwood and fans
  • Music biopic
  • Anarchy? Subversive sub-cultures hit the mainstream
  • Smash Hits
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Why I’m a Fan of Bruce Springsteen
  • Cult fans versus the film industry
  • Stalker Fans in Film
  • British cinema
  • Tibet - China’s internet war against the West
  • New film AS specification
  • Grand Theft Auto IV