Visual Culture in a Technologically Changing World: Social Theory and Film

Since the beginning of the 20th century, film has always been held as a very vivid way of demonstrating the power of technology within society. The genre which posed a particular ‘playing ground’ for this was Science Fiction, and it will be 2 films of this kind that will be analysed in order to evaluate the ways in which technology is represented in film. Le Voyage dans La Lune (Melies 1902) was the first film made that was part of this genre. A simple, fictionalized trip to the moon demonstrated a view of machines that was new to the audience … Continue reading Visual Culture in a Technologically Changing World: Social Theory and Film

Silver Linings Playbook – A BA Thesis Analysis

Silver Linings Playbook (Russell, 2012) was adapted for the screen by David O. Russell. It is based on the novel The Silver Linings Playbook (2008) written by Matthew Quick. The context of mental health treatment in this book and eventually in the film is community care facilities which began to be described in Isaac and Armat’s (1990), and Nelson and Prilleltensky’s (2005) studies. However, due to the overwhelming need and unpreparedness of the community for mental health patients, it took a number of years before these became firmly established on the landscape.  Hester Parr (2008) identifies how there was a … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook – A BA Thesis Analysis