JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Postmodern marketing, Generation Y and the multiplatform viewing experience of MTV’s The Hills

 

Amanda Klein

Amanda Ann Klein is an Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English at East Carolina University where she teaches courses in film history, theory and aesthetics. She has published essays on television (Deadwood, Veronica Mars and The Wire) and cinema (the films of Jean-Luc Godard, David Cronenberg and teen films) in the journals The Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Excavatio, and in several edited anthologies. She has also published online essays and reviews in Reality Blurred and PopMatters. She is currently working on a manuscript tracing the significance and function of the film cycle in defining genres, articulating social problems, shaping subcultures and exploiting contemporary prejudices. She may be contacted at amanda.ann.klein@gmail.com

Recommended websites:
http://www.ecu.edu/english/filmstudies/
The home page for East Carolina’s film studies courses.

http://songsaboutbuildingsandfood.wordpress.com/
Henry Wolfe continually offers one of the most bizarre and clever commentaries The Hills.

http://www.trailersfromhell.com/trailers/243
A link that needs no introduction

http://flowtv.org/
A great online forum/journal for the exchange of ideas about television and media culture.