Media Studies Notes

David Bordwell on Film Style

ARTICLE: Bordwell, David (1994) “The Power of a Research Tradition: Prospects for Progress in the Study of Film Style.” Film History 5, : 59–79. Bordwell reviewed the historical study of film style in relation to its object (chronological change and stability in the film technique), a core set of problems (chronology, causality, influence, affinity, etc.)… Continue reading David Bordwell on Film Style

Column article

God and Superman

The opening scene of Superman Returns (2006) shows cosmic images of a collapsing star which then gives birth to a new world. The voice-over, with a grandiose John Williams score, says: “You will make my strength your own. You will see my life through your eyes as your life will be seen through mine. The… Continue reading God and Superman

Column article

Goodnight and Goodluck – Media and Freedom

"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty." - Edward Roscoe Murrow Martial Law is long gone but we must never forget it. The McCarthy witch-hunt is a thing of the past, but as the movie Good Night and Good Luck (2005) showed, the world should constantly be reminded of it to prevent the same from… Continue reading Goodnight and Goodluck – Media and Freedom

Magazine article

Food for the Cells, Elixir of Youth

By Jamal Ashley Abbas While the medical industry boasts of great advances in pharmacology and surgical procedures, including state-of-the-art million-dollar machines, millions of people are suffering and dying from chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer's Disease, cystic fibrosis, eating disorders, end stage renal disease, osteoporosis and of course, the Big C –… Continue reading Food for the Cells, Elixir of Youth


Hello world!

Welcome to my new blog, Postprandial Musings. For some mysterious reasons, my 5-year old blog on a free bloghost (different platform) was removed allegedly because of some third-party malware. Thousands of bloggers suffered the same fate as I did. And so here I am, starting over. I ‘ll be uploading here some of my published… Continue reading Hello world!