Gone Girl: Media Gaze and the Feminine Spectacle

[Spoilers Within] In David Fincher’s Gone Girl, the media is a character in and of itself. It acts with considerable agency, guiding our thoughts and perceptions, casting autonomous judgement with an unquestioned air of authority. From an early point, the film wisely encourages us to ask “Whose story is this?” and as the tale unwinds … Continue reading Gone Girl: Media Gaze and the Feminine Spectacle

Like a House of Cards: Online Content and the Changing Face (or Screen) of Television Part I

Part I Link to Part II In a fit of roommate bonding and late-night boredom, my new roommate and I decided to check out the Netflix series House of Cards. I hadn't seen advertisements and knew little about the content. The only information I had going in was that it was an unserialized serial -- … Continue reading Like a House of Cards: Online Content and the Changing Face (or Screen) of Television Part I

Like a House of Cards: Online Content and the Changing Face (or Screen) of Television Part II

Link to Part I Part II I provided that lengthy bit of history in my previous post as a way to give context for why House of Cards is so revolutionary. The transition from the broadcast model to an internet-based streaming model will undoubtedly change the perception of television as a storytelling medium. The Crumbling … Continue reading Like a House of Cards: Online Content and the Changing Face (or Screen) of Television Part II