Media Studies Notes

Notes on TECHNOLOGIES OF THE SELF: A Seminar with Michel Foucault

Foucault investigated “those practices whereby individuals, by their own means or with the help of others, acted on their own bodies, souls, thoughts, conduct and way of being in order to transform themselves and attain a certain state of perfection or happiness, to become a sage, immortal and so on.” (p.4) This can be the… Continue reading Notes on TECHNOLOGIES OF THE SELF: A Seminar with Michel Foucault

current events, Media Studies Notes, TV

IN regard to or WITH regard to?

The Corona impeachment trial is covered by radio and TV news stations every Mondays through Thursdays. I usually watch the trial through the ANC cable channel. Their four presenters use the phrase IN REGARD TO in practically every other sentence.  To me, the phrase just doesn't sound right. I figured that perhaps the three presenters… Continue reading IN regard to or WITH regard to?

Film, Film Review, Media Studies Notes

Mendoza’s Kinatay: Cannes 2009′s Best Film Direction winner

I knew that sooner or later, a Filipino indie film would win awards in international film festivals. As I kept on telling friends, it is very easy to satisfy European festival judges. Just give them a good dose of poverty, a dash of culture and some nudity. And if you really want to win, add… Continue reading Mendoza’s Kinatay: Cannes 2009′s Best Film Direction winner

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