Thursday, July 29, 2010

Miley's Been Tamed: Blog Post 3

Miley Cyrus- Can't Be Tamed

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  1. I think your group did a very good job for the remake of this video. Your use of text makes the point your trying to make much clearer. I think it was a very good idea to show how Miley has changed over the years and how she influences teens today. The only weakness I could find is that some of the texts/pictures appeared for a short period of time. I think that they could have been shown for a few seconds longer so people get a better chance to see the texts and images

  2. “Can’t Be Tamed”
    Rachael, Amy, Mike, & Hannah--
    Your revision of Rachel’s remade “Can’t be Tamed” was quite good and made a great remake even better! I thought some of the clips that were included made more sense with the added contextualization of the text on screen; however, some of the clips were seemingly recycled for hypothetical-story-scenario sake than necessary. Miley Cyrus is a perfect example of a marketable child-star, whose marketability continued as she’s grown up; however, the marketability of Cyrus is emblematic of our culture, which equates women with sex and objectifies them for profit (in a predicable way). It would have been helpful if you continued on that line instead of the “dad phone call” as a substitute for the hypothetical sister in jail scenario.
    I was glad to see you made use of additional images and used some of the ones that were once at the end, throughout the remade video.

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