Archive for ‘Film and Television’

January 9, 2011

Portfolio Advertisement Campaigns

These examples were for coursework in A2 Media Studies to advertise a fictional documentary named ‘Tequila Teens’.

December 14, 2010

Undeck the Halls- Annoying Celebrities

I’ve been a bit too excited with Christmas this week and I think my bank balance is baring the brunt of it but I decided to list the top 10 annoying celebrities that make you want to cancel Christmas all together and ban them from New Years and Easter as well. Obviously people may disagree so just write the celebrities you want and why.

 

 

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December 13, 2010

Paparazzi vs. Celebrities

Who hasn’t had a skim through a magazine and seen a celebrity in a compromising position? Or had a look on HeatWorld or Perez Hilton‘s blog to read the latest celebrity gossip? Many may just think of the images as a crucial element to any article or feature but now there are several celebrities who have said that they want the “stalking” by the paparazzi to stop so they can live a normal life. Should celebrities been granted more privacy or, having their careers made by the public, should they just accept that this is the lifestyle of being a celebrity?

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December 13, 2010

Are student protests helping or hindering?

University Students all over the UK have been participating in protests in the last few months to protest against the proposed rise in University fees under the coalition Government. These protests have been posted in news all across the Country but some have claimed that the protests are getting out of hand after protestors attacked a car carrying Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla last Thursday. These events have sparked a major security concern over the royals and it could be claimed that the student protests are hindering the image of students more than helping the cause.

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December 2, 2010

Festive Merriment!!

If, like us, you are lacking in Christmas ideas, you may want to try some of these. Some traditional, some not, always entertaining and believe me, except one game, all these increase in fun the more alcohol you have! These games are perfect for a household and will be brilliant to play if you divide the house into teams. Just make sure you don’t have any sore losers or people who oppose team work. They’ll just bring you down!

 

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December 1, 2010

6 Hours at Gunpoint- The Disturbing Facts of Gun Control in America

On Monday 29th November at a small high school in Wisconsin, America, a student entered a classroom armed with two handguns during an afternoon lesson and help up the 24 classmates and a veteran teacher at gunpoint. Shockingly, this student was 15 years-old. He held the class hostage for five hours during a police stand-off before releasing a number of the students and then turning the gun on himself. The student, named as Samuel Hengel, was rushed to hospital but died on Tuesday 30th November from the result of the self-inflected gunshot wound.

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November 29, 2010

Eastenders Christmas Polls 2010

As my housemates and myself have finished watching yet another episode of the BBC soap ‘Eastenders‘, we have now created several scenarios for the Christmas Day special. A year of so many revelations, Stacey killed Archie Mitchell, Peggy finally hung up the ‘Last Call’ bell and Kat and Alfie Moon‘s return to the show, the only thing that can top off a scandalous year is an outrageous Christmas Special.

While sitting and watching we have concocted several scenarios. Please comment and rate, if you have any suggestions, please include them!

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November 29, 2010

Is the written word disappearing?

Due to the rise of the internet and the increase in television outputs, there are some who have warned us that the written word is disappearing before us in a rush of blogs and internet updates. This could be true as newspaper readership has started declining and many schools have been criticised for their poor levels of reading in students. Could it be true that the written word is becoming obsolete?

According to Clint Reilly, the San Francisco Chronical  has lost $350 million since 2000 and 35% of staff have been laid off. This decline in the press could be because many now go to the internet for their updated news and even journalist have been known to use twitter for leads on news stories. From an outside perspective, it could be true that the written word is in decline. I can’t remember the last time I managed to read a book properly or read a book that wasn’t advertised on the television or had been made into a film already. The written word is powerful. It describes stories and lives in far greater detail and has been the basis for many successful films, such as ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary‘ and ‘Atonement‘.

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November 29, 2010

The End of the Hollywood Icons

With the death of the legendary Tony Curtis in September, 2010 many may start thinking that all the Hollywood icons of the 50s and 60s are gone. In a way, it’s true.

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November 29, 2010

Modern Family- Season 1 Review

The ABC comedy mockumentary has been critically acclaimed by many saying, ” Modern Family was one of the best new comedies of the season.”. I agree with this completely. Set out like a fly-on-the-wall documentary, this comedy show explores the new age of family in modern times. First, there is the nuclear family of Claire (Julie Bowen) and Phil (Ty Burrell) Dunphy with their three children, all with various…personalities. There is Claire’s father, Jay (Ed O’Neill) who recently married an extreme attractive woman (30 years younger) Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and her young son Manny. Then finally, there is the token gay couple consisting of Mitchell (Jesse Tyler-Ferguson), son of Jay and brother to Claire and his partner Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) who recently adopted an Vietnamese baby called Lilly.

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