Essay On Media Culture

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We forge our very identities out of the materials provided by media culture. These materials are inclusive of films, television, radio and other products of media. It influences our sense of belonging, our concept of what defines someone as who they are; even our sense of culture, ethics, races, nationalities and class.

Media also shapes the way we view the world in conjuncture to our deepest values. It affects us greatly when we make optimistic or pessimistic, evil or moral decisions. Most media stories offer realistic plot lines that enable us to constitute a common and relatable culture in the society we live in.

Learning to comprehend, construe and condemn the meaning and hidden messages is important as we are immersed in a cradle to grave society. Media are sometimes misperceived as a source of
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“This will help to empower oneself in relation to dominant forms of media and culture”. (Mille, 2006)

I will closely analyze two local films The Maid (2005) and Ilo Ilo (2013) in order to study how Singapore characterize and offers other options to the depiction and development of a national identity for Singapore. The diverse employment of the country in these two films features how local sceneries are imperative means to gestating and understanding the development of edifying a national identity for Singapore. After observing these two films, I realized that they have a likeness of using both private and public areas like food court, void-decks, road junctions, playgrounds and very old HDBs.
The Heartland and many familiar local sceneries in Singapore films are not only regarded as expedient backdrops to the routines of daily life of Singaporeans, but they can also be used as fundamental instruments that moulds individual uniqueness and expresses the complex struggle of building a national
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