Popular culture and ideology
Published on: Mar 6, 2016
Transcripts - Popular culture and ideology
K AY YA H R O B U N
POPULAR CULTURE AND
WHAT IS POPULAR CULTURE?
• “Culture based on the tastes of ordinary people rather
than an educated elite.”
• Pop culture refers to the most common cultural traits
within a certain society. It is the entirety of ideas,
perspectives, attitudes and images.
• In a highly technological world in which people are
brought closer to popular culture by omnipresent media.
• The most common pop culture categories are:
entertainment (movies, music, TV), sports, news (as in
people/places in news), politics, fashion/clothes,
technology, and slang.
POPULAR CULTURE IN FILM
• Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures,
which reflect those cultures, and, in turn, affect them.
• Film is considered to be an important art form, a source
of popular entertainment and a powerful method for
educating — or indoctrinating — citizens.
• The visual elements of cinema give motion pictures a
universal power of communication. Some films have
become popular worldwide attractions by using dubbing
or subtitles that translate the dialogue.
POPULAR CULTURE WITHIN MY SHORT FILM
The school prom is a crucial part of teenage popular culture and is usually a major event in
teen movies. Proms figure greatly in popular culture and is a major event among high school
students. High school juniors attending the prom may call it "junior prom" while high-school
seniors may call it "senior prom" or "senior ball". In practice, this event may be a combined
junior/senior dance. As we are using teenagers as our protagonists we thought it would be
interesting too see the prom in an alternative situation and instead of the girl being excited for
it , she dreads it and doesn’t want to go because of her condition.
• Father Daughter Relationship
There ae cultural differences in the way father daughter relationships are portrayed.
Throughout generations and across cultures roles of authority, respect for authority,
closeness, and reliability reflect different value systems. According to a study conducted,
European daughters are not as close to their mothers, are less likely to trust their mothers
and do not depend on their mothers as much as Asian Indian and Mexican American
daughters (Rastogi & Wampler, 1999). Our film is mainly focused on the father daughter
relationship between a white middle class family and how this is affected by terminal illness.
Not only this, but how this affects the father figure who if we are looking at a patriarchal
system is supposed to appear stronger out of the two characters. This is something we will
aim to concentrate in our film.
THE POSSIBILITY OF A "SUBVERSIVE" POPULAR
• It seems widely accepted that popular culture forms can
function at any moment as anti-cultures. "Bad taste"
products such as pornography and horror fiction, says
for instance Andrew Ross, draw their popular appeal
precisely from their expressions of disrespect for the
imposed lessons of educated taste.
• There is still the question of whether popular culture can
actually resist dominant ideology, or even contribute to
social change .