My media summer
In the summer holidays, there were many different media texts that I listened to or viewed that appealed to me. The next few paragraphs are to explain why each of the following media texts appealed to me and what they denote and connote. On August 2nd Mariah Carey launched her musical come back after some time away from the music industry and released a brilliant song titled, ‘Triumphant’. This song featured two other mainstream artists within the hip-hop genre – Rick Ross and Meek Mille. This song I deem to be very inspiring because in the first verse of the song Meek Mille raps, ‘And the only way to make it to the top, Is if you go and get it from the bottom’. This connotes that you can fulfill your dreams and get to the peak of what you want to achieve from nothing. In the second verse Mariah Carey then goes on to say, ‘Don’t let them ever count you out. Realize all things are possible’. This lyric connotes that nobody should ever doubt themselves or allow people to doubt them because anything can happen if you believe it. The in depth moral to this song is why I love it, because it will give the audience the courage to make their dreams a reality. On the 22nd June the film ‘Think like a man’ was released. It was based on a book named, ‘Think like a man, act like a lady’ by an author named Steve Harvey. Unfortunately, when it came out I was on study leave so I went to see it on the 26th June, the day after my last exam. I really wanted to see it because it starred well known celebrities such as, Chris brown, Megan Good, Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart. This film was great as we saw the women play the almost protagonist roles to try and get the men they are dating to respect them, whilst the men are represented as almost antagonists because they are going wrong somewhere within their relationships according to Steve Harvey’s advice. The men then find out the women are structuring their relationships based on the context of Steve Harvey’s book. Eventually all of the men and women in relationships sort out their differences and everything is okay. This film appealed to me because it’s very comical and I related to it for the entertainment factor of the film.
From the 25th July onwards a major story published through different media texts has been about the two main Twilight stars – Robert Patterson and Kristen Stewart. On the 25th July Kristen Stewarts cheating scandal with Rupert Sanders the director of the film in which she starred, ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’. I am a big fan of Twilight and in the film Kristen Stewart known as ‘Bella’ is represented as a very sweet strong character. So when I heard this I was really shocked and almost angry, I felt like she had betrayed her fans and the films fans because she is not like the character she plays. The story was published in well known British magazines like, ‘Now’, ’OK’, ’Reveal’, etc. And it was also published in newspaper articles. The scandal shocked the world, especially the twilight fans who knew her better as ‘Bella’. Everyone’s hearts bled for Robert Patterson because they knew he was in love. As for Rupert Sanders, he lost a lot of respect as he cheated on his wife and in addition to that he had children. Kristen Stewart has also lost a lot of respect because she knew Rupert Sanders had a wife and children. These are three of the main media texts that caught my attention during the summer holidays.