In Part 2 of 2, it’s asked what repetition or originality even mean in a sequel, and how The Force Awakens is “nostalgic.”
Li Cornfeld considers the technofuturism and Cold War nostalgia in “Tomorrowland,” in light of the Walt Disney Company’s own corporate departure from space age optimism.
With the release of “Monster’s University,” Pixar takes the next step in nostalgic tendencies, but has this stifled their innovation and creativity?
Can a book really tell us about our changing attitudes towards knowledge? Can a page-flip user interface really shed light on ways of being in the world? The answers to these questions are not governed by destiny, but by your emergent responses.
While this media surge contributed to this season’s premiere becoming Mad Men’s highest rated episode ever, ratings are not really the point. Mad Men sustains AMC’s brand, providing a specific and prestigious visibility that extends beyond those who actually watch. Mad Men also offers viewers the opportunity to feel simultaneously nostalgic for and superior to a version of an earlier era, achieving a “sophisticated weekly get together of the people we dig and who dig us.”
“One Shining Moment’s” recent revisions suggest that the mythic meaning the highlight attaches to the men’s tournament is contingent upon the stability of the gendered television viewing experience it constructs.
After an extensive pre-release campaign, and whole lot of hype, Tron: Legacy opened to a rather disappointing weekend, only generating $44 million at the box office.