Category: Humanities – Media/Film Studies/Theatre/Communication


Unprogrammed Artificial Intelligent, Clone-focusing on the Film Never Let Me Go

What would happen if there is a machine that could learn emotions at a very similar pace to humans? The machine exists in reality. It is clones, which are created by humans like robots, and which humans have control of, and which benefit humans. The film Never Let Me Go is a great visual representation


A Study on Differences between Experts and Consumers in Creative Advertising Effect regarding Commercial TV Advertisement

Advertisement can be seen everywhere in life and is also the main tool for communication with consumers. In today’s advertising media, The TV advertisement has the highest budget, the widest coverage, and powerful audio-visual effects. And a good TV commercial must have good performances in order to attract the attention of consumers. However, when it


Cross-influence Between Robot Anime and Tokusatsu in SSSS Gridman

This article focuses on the cross-influence between the establishment of the Robot Anime genre and the Tokusatsu in order to understand how both genres were fundamental in shaping and changing the way we perceive Japanese media, domestically and across the world. The design of plamodels and robotic mechanisms will be a point of contact for


The Representation of Femininity and Masculinity in American Film Posters

The study used qualitative textual analysis to analyze the gender representation and equality between genders in film posters from 1950s to 2010s. The study focused on the Oscar film winners from 1950s to 2017. The total of film posters is 62. United Kingdom winners are excluded from my sample because the posters are very few


Reclaiming the Future of Undergraduates from the Challenges of Social Media: Elizade University, Ilara Mokin in Analysis

Functions such as stating, questioning, requesting, and exclaiming can be performed by languages especially, English language. Social Media had done a lot of evil than good globally. This has in a great way affected the future of the youths. Many youths spend a lot of time chatting, posting, pinging, following, just to mention but a


The Personal Story as the Message: A New Approach to Health Communications

Health is a topic that affects everyone, either through their own personal experiences or those of their family, friends or work colleagues. Yet, for a long time, reporting health consisted largely of statistics on the number of deaths and cases of disease, or reporting on epidemiological data that affect people we do not know. While


Thainess in Contemporary Performances on Thailand’s Got Talent

The talent competition on the television programme, Thailand’s Got Talent, illustrates that certain groups of competitors seek to build their performances’ identities by making use of “Thainess”. Although “Thainess” in the context of globalized society is based on cultural diversity, these performances merely select some prominent national features or well-recognized “Thai identity”, for example, the


The News Literacy in Views of Thai News Consumers in Media Convergence Era

The objectives of this research were 1) to study the characteristics of the Thai news consumers having news literacy in media convergence era; 2) to study the factors affecting Thai news consumers’ news literacy; and 3) to synthesize the news literacy model from Thai news consumers’ points of view. The results showed that 1) the


Participation in Social Media: Authoring Authority

This paper argues that while active participation within social media in the realms of political discourse, exemplified by platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. suggests possible emancipation from tyranny or oppression, there is a lack of critical awareness of the problematic nature of active participation in today’s age of social media. With the form


Representations of Thailand in European Spy and Action Adventure Films of the 1960s

The James Bond spy thriller The Man with the Golden Gun (UK 1974) is among the most famous European films set in Thailand, using impressions of land- and cityscapes as �exotic� backdrops for the clash between the British super-spy Bond and his nemesis Scaramanga. Due to today�s iconic status of the Bond films of the


Twisting Realism: The Representation of Power in the Portraits of Ottoman Sultans in the Early Photographic Era

The chronicles of history suggest that the period between the second half of the 18th throughout the end of the 19th century is a prolific era for scrapping off the Ottoman-Turkish state from its ages-old, tradition-led shield. In this period, starting from the reign of Selim III (1789), the rising diplomatic relations with European countries


The Images of Vietnamese Women in Three Films by Tran Anh Hung

The Trưng sisters (c. 12 – AD 43), Trưng Trắc and Trưng Nhị , were Vietnamese women who rebelled against Chinese rule almost 2,000 years ago, and are regarded as national heroines of Vietnam. Highly revered in Vietnam, they led the first resistance movement against the occupying Chinese after 247 years of domination. Many temples


The Power of Action and Silence in Joshua Oppenheimer’s the Act of Killing and the Look of Silence

Film as one powerful media to penetrate political and cultural barriers is evident in two Joshua Oppenheimer’s films on Indonesian 1996-7 genocide, The Act of Killing (2012) and The Look of Silence (2014). This paper explores how the films evoke controversy and generate power to raise contemporary Indonesian society’s awareness regarding the historical trauma. Furthermore,


The Social Dynamics of Pilgrimage in “Emak Ingin Naik Haji”

Faith of belief in any religion causes a strong desire or is referred to as determination. This phenomenon is stated in the movie “Emak Ingin Naik Naji” (“Emak Wants Pilgrimage”). This movie tells a story about an old woman called ‘Emak’ who is socially within the category of the poor but she has determination to


Between Fiction and Documentary: The “Documentary-ness” of Still Life (Jia Zhangke, 2006)

Concerning Jia Zhangke’s pursuit of an ingenuous cinematic language, Jia’s particular documentary-inflected realism, most evident in his use of nonprofessional actors as an instrument for the interweaving of documentary and staged footage, ambitiously joins the discourse of documentary film with his parallel projects—the documentary film, Dong (2006), and the fiction film, Still Life (2006). Triggered


Ambivalence of Monstrosity and Sense of Reality Discourse of Humanity and Pacifism in the North Korean Film Bulgasari

As in the Western world, Korea has a variety of mythical monsters. Among them is Bulgasari, a iron-eating monster and bizarre hybrid of animals, which will be the main topic of this paper. The monster��s name ��Bulgasari�� has a paradoxical meaning in Korean which is ��cannot be killed but can be killed by fire,�� which