Netflix Nostalgia

Netflix Nostalgia

transformation as a changing media company and its shifting programming content is in itself a nostalgic harkening ... In 2018, Netflix's goal of producing 80 films and 620 original series is remarkable.7 And, nostalgia is definitely a ...

Author: Kathryn Pallister

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498583060

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Netflix Nostalgia examines Netflix as both a creator and a distributor of nostalgic content, with contributions from scholars from around the world. The chapters examine the role of nostalgia in Netflix’s brand identity, ideological messages about nostalgia in Netflix content, and audience responses to nostalgia on the Netflix platform.
Categories: Social Science

The Netflix Vision of Horror

The Netflix Vision of Horror

Sirianni, Joseph M. “Nostalgic Things: Stranger Things and the Pervasiveness of Nostalgic Television.” In Netflix Nostalgia: Streaming the Past on Demand, edited by Kathryn Pallister. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2019.

Author: Sotiris Petridis

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476684222

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 194

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Since the emergence of on-demand streaming platforms, television as a storytelling medium has drastically changed. The lines between TV and cinema are blurred. Traditionally, television relied on narrative forms and genres that were highly formulaic, striving to tease the viewer onward with a series of cliffhangers while still maintaining viewer comprehension. Now, on platforms such as Netflix, the lack of commercial breaks and the practice of "binge-watching" have led to a new type of television flow that urges viewers to see and consume a series as a whole and not as a fragmented narrative. This book examines the structuring methods of 13 Netflix original horror series, including Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Stranger Things, Hemlock Grove, The Haunting of Hill House, and Santa Clarita Diet. Although these shows use television as the medium of storytelling, they are structured according to the classical rules of film.
Categories: Performing Arts

Mediated Nostalgia

Mediated Nostalgia

Hulu used to consist primarily of this model, but has more recently made the transition to a Netflix-like model called Hulu Plus. These sites also often cater to the nostalgic because of complex streaming rights deals still being worked ...

Author: Ryan Lizardi

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739196229

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Considering the current rash of film remakes, vintage video game downloads, and box sets of bygone television shows, media today is obsessed with nostalgia. Instead of presenting a past that functions as an adaptive mirror with which we can compare our contemporary situation, the past is instead presented as an individualized version that transfixes us as uncritical citizens of our own culture. Mediated Nostalgia: Individual Memory and Contemporary Mass Media argues that the cultural implication of a cross-media eternal return to nostalgia is an increasing reliance on defining who we are as people and societies by what media we consumed as children. The unblinking eye toward the past knows no progress, or at the very least, does not employ the past to compare and adaptively engage with the present or future. Examining film, literature, television, and video games, Ryan Lizardi tackles the idea of why that strong sense of nostalgia is such a popular tactic for the media industry, and why it is problematic.
Categories: Social Science

Investigating Stranger Things

Investigating Stranger Things

expands its brand partnerships and nostalgia is configured as a historically embedded consumer cultural phenomenon. As a branded Netflix Original with built-in cult potential and an extraordinary following across the world, ...

Author: Tracey Mollet

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030663148

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

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This edited collection explores the narrative, genre, nostalgia and fandoms of the phenomenally successful Netflix original series, Stranger Things. The book brings together scholars in the fields of media, humanities, communications and cultural studies to consider the various ways in which the Duffer Brothers’ show both challenges and confirms pre-conceived notions of cult media. Through its three sections on texts, contexts and receptions, the collection examines all aspects of the series’ presence in popular culture, engaging in debates surrounding cult horror, teen drama, fan practices, and contemporary anxieties in the era of Trump. Its chapters seek to address relatively neglected areas of scholarship in the realm of cult media, such as set design, fashion, and the immersive Secret Cinema Experience. These discussions also serve to demonstrate how cult texts are facilitated by the new age of television, where notions of medium specificity are fundamentally transformed and streaming platforms open up shows to extensive analysis in the now mainstream world of cult entertainment.
Categories: Performing Arts

Nostalgic Generations and Media

Nostalgic Generations and Media

CONCLUSION Just because a model is influential and popular does not mean it is sustainable, as many have noted that Netflix has “increased its bet that continued subscriber growth will keep pace to pay for its long-term content ...

Author: Ryan Lizardi

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498542036

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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Nostalgic Generations and Media: Perception of Time and Available Meaning argues that the cultural rise in nostalgic media has the multi-generational impact of making the subjective experience of time speed up for those who are nostalgic, as well as create a surrogate nostalgic identity for younger generations by continually feeding them the content of their elders. This book is recommended for scholars interested in communication, media studies, and memory/nostalgia studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rethinking Horror in the New Economies of Television

Rethinking Horror in the New Economies of Television

I'm going home”: Contingent Nostalgia in Netflix's Stranger Things', in Was It Yesterday: Nostalgia in Contemporary Film and Television edited by Matthew Leggatt, and again from Tracey Mollett in the Journal of Popular Television, ...

Author: Stella Marie Gaynor

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030975890

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 261

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This book explores the cycle of horror on US television in the decade following the launch of The Walking Dead, considering the horror genre from an industrial perspective. Examining TV horror through rich industrial and textual analysis, this book reveals the strategies and ambitions of cable and network channels, as well as Netflix and Shudder, with regards to horror serialization. Selected case studies; including American Horror Story, The Haunting of Hill House, Creepshow, Ash vs Evil Dead, and Hannibal; explore horror drama and the utilization of genre, cult and classic horror texts, as well as the exploitation of fan practice, in the changing economic landscape of contemporary US television. In the first detailed exploration of graphic horror special effects as a marker of technical excellence, and how these skills are used for the promotion of TV horror drama, Gaynor makes the case that horror has become a cornerstone of US television.
Categories: Performing Arts

Nostalgia Now

Nostalgia Now

Nikelly, Arthur G. (2004): 'The Anatomy of Nostalgia: From Pathology to Normality'. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Studies, 1(2):182–199. Pallister, Kathryn (ed.) (2019): Netflix Nostalgia: Streaming the Past on Demand.

Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000034097

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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This volume explores the nature of nostalgia as an important emotion in contemporary society and social theory. Situated between the ‘sociology of emotions’ and ‘nostalgia studies’, it considers the reasons for which nostalgia appears to be becoming an increasingly significant and debated emotion in late-modern culture. With chapters offering studies of nostalgia at micro-, meso- and macro-levels of society, it offers insights into the rise to prominence of nostalgia and the attendant consequences. Thematically organised and examining the role of nostalgia on an individual level – in the lives of concrete individuals – as well as analysing its function on a more historical social level as a collective and culturally shared emotion, Nostalgia Now brings together the latest empirical and theoretical work on an important contemporary emotion and proposes new agendas for research. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, social theory, psychology and cultural studies with interests in the emotions.
Categories: Social Science

Intimations of Nostalgia

Intimations of Nostalgia

Padva , Gilad ( 2015 ) Queer Nostalgia in Cinema and Popular Culture . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Pallister , Kathryn (ed) ( 2019 ) Netflix Nostalgia: Streaming the Past on Demand . Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781529214765

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 958

This volume investigates the relationship between nostalgia and contemporary social issues. From history and political theory to marketing and media, each chapter discusses the way nostalgia has been presented within a specific disciplinary context and shows how nostalgia as a topic of research has evolved over time.
Categories: History

Was It Yesterday

Was It Yesterday

Nostalgia in Contemporary Film and Television Matthew Leggatt ... So, are we more susceptible to nostalgia today? ... the recently published Netflix Nostalgia: Streaming the Past on Demand, edited by Kathryn Pallister, suggests that ...

Author: Matthew Leggatt

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438483504

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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Explores how nostalgia operates in contemporary US film and television. Bringing together prominent transatlantic film and media scholars, Was It Yesterday? explores the impact of nostalgia in twenty-first century American film and television. Cultural nostalgia, in both real and imagined forms, is dominant today, but what does the concentration on bringing back the past mean for an understanding of our cultural moment, and what are the consequences for viewers? This book questions the nature of this nostalgic phenomenon, the politics associated with it, and the significance of the different periods, in addition to offering counterarguments that see nostalgia as prevalent throughout film and television history. Considering such films and television shows as La La Land, Westworld, Stranger Things, and American Hustle, the contributors demonstrate how audiences have spent more time over the last decade living in various pasts. Matthew Leggatt is Senior Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Winchester, United Kingdom and the author of Cultural and Political Nostalgia in the Age of Terror: The Melancholic Sublime.
Categories: Performing Arts

Uncovering Stranger Things

Uncovering Stranger Things

Essays on Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence in the Series Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. netflix entered the colombian tV market in 2011 and it is said to have over half a million subscribers by now. it is foreseen that by 2018 there ...

Author: Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476671864

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

View: 737

The Duffer Brothers’ award-winning Stranger Things exploded onto the pop culture scene in 2016. The Netflix original series revels in a nostalgic view of 1980s America while darkly portraying the cynical aspects of the period. This collection of 23 new essays explores how the show reduces, reuses and recycles ’80s pop culture—from the films of Spielberg, Carpenter and Hughes to punk and synthwave music to Dungeons & Dragons—and how it shapes our understanding of the decade through distorted memory. Contributors discuss gender and sexual orientation; the politics, psychology and educational policies of the day; and how the ultimate upper-class teen idol of the Reagan era became Stranger Things’ middle-aged blue-collar heroine.
Categories: Performing Arts