Making a Killing by Letting the Right One In: National Cultural Distinction in Film and Television Re-Makes by Tom Steward

The thriving culture of re-making in film and television production has create an internationalize culture re-makes for a global world cinema and TV programmes. Such texts have long been identified as compounding inherent problems of cultural imperialism and the dispossession of local detail and specificity. In reality, the truth of the relationship between contemporary film and TV re-makes and their native culture of origin is far more complex.

Dr. Tom Steward is Lecturer in Media Theory at Bournemouth University Media School, where he teaches units in international media and social representation in media texts. His teaching and research areas include television and film authorship, production and history, media as education, industrial and aesthetic interrelation between moving image media, and global media practice, culture and theory.

Nicolas Pillai Video

Music is often described as a universal language. In this lecture, Dr Nicolas Pillai (University of Warwick, UK) looks at the specific instance of jazz and its representation across media. By looking at the ways in which this American musical form has been understood in other artistic traditions (the painting, the film, the essay, the comic strip) and other countries (England, France), he argues that music is always reliant upon its contexts. By tracing jazz’s movement across diaspora, he suggests that the meaning of jazz changes according to its geographic and cultural setting.

Dr. Nicolas Pillai teaches in the Film & Television and German departments at the University of Warwick (UK). He is Film Editor for online publisher Silkworms Ink and Web Editor for interdisciplinary forum the Wolfson Research Exchange. He has presented at conferences in the UK and USA, and has published on music, film, television and the comic book.

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