Essays, Politics

Hollywood and Western Ideology

A discussion on whether Hollywood films "invariably reinforce Western ideological values" and to what extent. As Hollywood was the leading film industry during the development of early cinema, it is not that surprising that it still dominates the market. The culture it portrays is over-saturated in European cinema, in the sense that its stereotypes are… Continue reading Hollywood and Western Ideology

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Essays, Politics

Religious Reformation in Dragon Age II and Final Fantasy X

Before we can explore the discourse surrounding the theme of religious reformation in the videogames Final Fantasy X (Square, released in Japan 2001) and Dragon Age II (BioWare, released universally in 2011), it is important to define what is meant by 'reformation'. The Collins dictionary definition is, '1. improve 2. reconstruct - vi. 3. abandon… Continue reading Religious Reformation in Dragon Age II and Final Fantasy X