Notes

Pop Culture Propaganda

Peter Gutiérrez looks at the pop culture propaganda of Ender’s Game, Pacific Rim and G.I. Joe marketing campaigns. “The interesting, if obvious, thing about these marketing posters is that they seem to rely on the viewer’s familiarity with propaganda. Does that mean that the audience for blockbuster movies these days is sufficiently “media literate” that the basic design elements and themes of propaganda can serve as a cultural touchstone? Maybe. But these posters’ apparently value-free aspect is perhaps what’s most worth exploring with young people.”

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