Research Essay (Media and Communication)
Choose one of these recent films about media – Her (2013), Nightcrawler (2014), Kill the Messenger (2014) or Rosewater (2014) – or a film that foregrounds the role of the media
including Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, or Gone Girl. In your essay discuss how the media is portrayed. Relate this to relevant theories of the media and its impact on, or relationship to, society. You may want to address the role of production (media and film making as industries) or text (the way in which images and characters represent media). Include in your essay an analytical discussion of how the film depicts media and the problems it creates for society’? This is not simply a review. You must address the film as a text and identify the argument the film makes about the role of media.