Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Summary - Hedwig and the Angry Inch (film)

Summary - Hedwig and the Angry Inch (film)

Title: Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
First release: July 20, 2001.
Material designation: Film/DVD.
Director: John Cameron Mitchell.
Production details: Killer Films, United States.

Themes: Dual-lives, dreams verses reality.

Summary - Hacking book: the difference between telling the truth and telling a story

Summary - Hacking book: the difference between telling the truth and telling a story:

Title: Hacking book: the difference between telling the truth and telling a story.
Author: Richard Peppiatt
Posted by: Roy Greensdale (Greendale Blog)
Publisher: The Guardian News and Media Limited
Date Published: 9th March 2012, 13:42 GMT
URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2012/mar/09/phone-hacking-richard-peppiatt [Accessed 13/12/12, 01:45pm]

Themes: Media, Journalism, Validity.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Summary - The War You Don't See

Summary - The War You Don't See:


Title: The War You Don't See.
First Release: December 13 2010.
Material Designation: DVD/Film.
Director: Alan LOWERY + John PILGER
Production Details: United Kingdom, Dartmouth Films.

Themes: Journalism, war, government control.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Summary - Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

Summary - Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism:

Title: Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism.
First Release: July 13, 2004.
Material Designation: DVD/Film.
Filmmaker: Robert GREENWALD.
Production Details: Distributed by MoveOn.org and
Brave New Films.


Themes: Media empires, politics, influence. 

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Summary - Inglorious Bastards

Summary - Inglorious Bastards:


Title: Inglorious Bastards.

First Release: August 21 2009 (USA).

Material Designation: Film/DVD.

Director: Quentin TARANTINO.

Production Details: Germany/USA, The Weinstein Company/A Band Apart/Studio Babelsberg.


Themes: War, Pseudonyms, Fantasy

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Summary - Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt)



Summary - Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt):


Original Title: Lola rrent (German).
First Release: 22 October 1999 (UK).
Material Designation:
Film/DVD.
Director: Tom TYKWER.
Production Details: Germany, X-Filme Creative Pool.


Themes: Cause and effect, Timelines, Free-will vs determinism.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Summary - Hyperreality of services

Summary - Hyperreality of services:

Title: Hyperreality of services.
Author: Haider Ali TAHIR.
Publisher: Pakistan Today.
Date Published: 30th November 2012, 6:45am
URL: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/?p=236032 [accessed 30/11/12, 1:32pm]

Themes: Hyperreality.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Summary - Koyaanisqati (Life Out of Balance)

Summary - Koyaanisqati (Life Out of Balance): 

Title: Kayaanisqati.
First Release: April 2 1983. 
Material Designation: Film/DVD. 
Director: Godfrey REGGIO. 
Production Details: United States, Institute for Regional Education. 

Themes: Postmodernism, environmentalism, urbanism. 

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Planning - Pre-September Notes

Planning - Pre-September Notes:


Before officially starting the EPQ, I started by actually considering what question I could research. Considering how I want be be a fashion/culture journalist, perhaps I will investigate the role of the media.

I brainstormed what I could do by writing a few questions I that I was both interested in and were actually feasible during my Summer exploits, I researched what the EPQ was and looked at a few exemplars too, my notes included:

"EPQ Note:
Question: How has the ideological concept of perfectionism, in regards to human aesthetic, evolved throughout the years?

How has the ideological concept of perfectionism, in regards to human aesthetic, been influenced by the media (1930's -> 2010's)?        


Does the media influence our perception of body image too much in today’s society? 

To what extent is the media's reflection on society a lie?, postmodernism.

To do:•Mind Maps/Stream of conscience on the media.


'I did mine in English about the evolution of Gothic Characters in Literature, namely tracking why have Vampires become the new 'Hero' and desired partners (Twilight, True Blood, Vampire dairies) from their traditional monster status (Dracula, etc.)' * " 

I will use these notes as a basis of my project, a focus on the media and its relationship with body image. Though, this project has been done before, thus risking the possibility that I will be influenced by my exemplar. Furthermore, I wish to pursue a University course in English Literature, so I may alter my project o appeal to this more. But at its core, the media will be the center-point of my project.