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danielleraffaele

Undergraduate student and dance teacher with a passion for the arts - particularly theatre, literature dance and music.

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    Musical communication in films: What happens when the soundtrack is not historically acurate?

    A poignant scene in Django Unchained, directed by Quentin Tarantino, is when the free slave Django rides his horse alongside Calvin Candie’s carriage and henchmen. The rap song complementing the scene -100 Black Coffins by Rick Ross – is a stark historical juxtaposition. The song is certainly attractive to the ear, but does this choice of music go deeper than aesthetic? Does it allude to both the enslaved plight of African Americans whilst also drawing parallels to their modern plight (one often expressed through Hip Hop culture)? Does this ring true for other films? If so, what films and why?

    • Yes, this is a great topic. Hope I'm not overstepping here, but I think the word you're looking for anachronistic: when does an element in a work of art, whether editing, sound, lighting, etc. seem out of place or out of context? In Django it appears to enhance the experience, but perhaps in other films, in the hands of someone differently skilled, the use of anachronistic music might instead alienate the viewer. Really interesting topic. – Matchbox 2 years ago
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    • Thank you for that correction and insight - makes things much more succinct! – danielleraffaele 2 years ago
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    “Make Margaret Atwood fiction again”…how utterly harrowing.

    The inception of Atwood’s novel as a current popular TV series certainly highlights how the same narratives about gender still exist in society today. I agree with the broad-reaching “speculative fiction” umbrella the novel fits under as the banality of the story is its inherent power.

    What is the Purpose of Dystopian Literature?
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    I finished reading your article and was left with a pang of nostalgia – Looking for Alibrandi, The Hunger Games, every John Green novel (ever) written; these were the crucible of my adolescence that shaped my love for literature, writing and social comment.
    YA certainly has its place on ones bookshelf but I agree the cliches are tiresome and taint perceptions of reality. As I have grown up I have grown out of the repetitious themes and narratives of YA and instead look towards novels that will challenge me with harsh ‘grey’ truths and comments…that being said, a little bit of John Green never goes astray.

    Has Cliche’ in Young Adult Literature Decreased It’s Appeal to Adult Readers?
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    I enjoyed this succinct and relevant comment on reality TV as I agree it is on screens to entertain not inform.

    It is interesting – other formats, such as cooking shows, are increasing being spliced with elements of constructed reality. My family talk about this around the dinner table with reference to My Kitchen Rules Australia often. The drama emphasised in the show is almost shakespearean in nature with tragedy, conflict and comedy yet hardly any focus on the food… not to mention the typecasting of competitors (two Russian ladies dubbed the “Cooking Comrades” in the current 2018 series comes to mind immediately). Nonetheless, I think it certainly does wonders for ratings because who doesn’t love a little pinch of drama? – (no pun intended).

    The Enhanced Reality of Reality TV