About Pop Cultural Studies

About this blog

The idea for Pop Cultural Studies comes from people I have talked to in my studies of literature – some people maintain the notion that there is a contrast of high culture and low culture. Some professors I have encountered scoff at the idea that television, film, video games, comics, etc. are nothing more than mindless entertainment. I disagree; and think that these things deserve a closer look. Pop Cultural Studies strives to take an elevated, more analytical look at popular culture.If you notice, I try my best to not just write the things that you’re likely to find on other blogs – reviews, top tens, and other “List-icles” (but I’m not above speculation). Instead, I aim to go deeper.

(If you see spelling or grammatical errors on my blog, please let me know!)

About Me

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My name is Andrew. I’m currently studying English at the University of Connecticut. As stated above, I started this blog in order to take a look at popular culture in such a way that one might analyze fine works of literature. Also, my mother says I’m quite the catch.

To Contact: alrainaldi@gmail.com

My Top 10 Films, via Flickchart:

  1. The Dark Knight
  2. It’s a Wonderful Life
  3. Toy Story 3
  4. Django Unchained
  5. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  6. The Empire Strikes Back
  7. Snowpiercer
  8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  9. 12 Angry Men
  10. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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7 thoughts on “About Pop Cultural Studies

  1. I’d disagree with those professors too.

    I mean if we talk about things that makes a difference in our lives, let’s just look at it this way, is Luke Skywalker, Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Pumba, Timon, Simba and other fictional characters real? They are purely fictional and created for entertainment purposes but guess what?

    They’ve impacted our lives A LOT and probably more so as compared to any real world person of the past whom we’ve never met before. Well, what I’m trying to say here is basically, I agree with you bud lol!

    Nice list btw πŸ˜‰

    Your pal,
    Benjamin
    http://www.projectbiy.com

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    1. That’s a fair question, but I don’t have a very specific answer, since it would vary case by case. A lot of it ends up being just taking a closer look at movies or television and seeing what makes it great or what can make it better. If I had to point out one lens, that would likely be it.

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