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  • The World of Comedy Among the British and the American Culture

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    of comedy and its demands, by researching and understanding the inner nature of two different comedians, who came from two distinct cultures. It is important to research comedy to study both, the American and the British culture, in order to be inform, empowered, and most importantly to be able to make an educated decision based on your final view towards the British and the American humor. Comedy is intended to be humorous, to make people laugh. When it comes to comedy in the form of television

  • The Role of Science Fiction Serial Doctor Who in British Culture

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    This essay will attempt to illustrate the role of science-fiction serial Doctor Who in British culture, comparing the classic series (aired from 1963 to 1989) with the new one (airing from 2005) by analysing the “birth” of Doctor Who in 20th century and its “regeneration” in 21st. Far from being just a filler in Saturday evening show schedule, Doctor Who became a cult not only in Britain but in the whole world, emerging as a model for all the sci-fi series to come. Throughout the years, the “Whoniverse”

  • A Critical Assessment of the Harry Potter Phenomenon in Contemporary British Culture

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    essay is to try to explain the reason for the popularity of the Harry Potter books. The aim is also to show the changes that the series caused, how they influenced the people who read them, how they had an impact on literacy and overall, on British popular culture. In the first part of the essay I will briefly explain the beginning of the Harry Potter phenomenon and its growing popularity in the countries all over the world. In the second part I will deal with the character of Harry, explaining why

  • U.S.'s Influence on British Cinema Culture Between 1930 and 1980

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    U.S.'s Influence on British Cinema Culture Between 1930 and 1980 Britain and America have always had a very close relationship that could have stemmed from a number of different things. The English discovered America, they both speak the same language and the fact that America helped Britain in the first World War may have played an important part in why the two countries are so close. Due to this close bond or the 'special relationship' between the countries, over time we have influenced

  • How Do the Makers of "Trainspotting" Depict British Youth Sub-culture?

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    "Poison or Pearls, Reality or Fantasy?" (Street 110): How do the makers of Trainspotting depict British youth sub-culture and what methods of filming do they use to communicate their message in the surrealist way the film is famous for? Trainspotting (1996) is a "depiction of the squalid depravities and exploitative self interest that characterises the everyday life of heroin addiction." (Petrie 90) Its' realistic style, use of language and unflinching portrayal of drug use was what first attracted

  • Cultural Interactions between the British and the Native Characters

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    native Indians and their colonialists the British. It considers if there may be a possibility of personal relationships between the natives the British so as to develop a mutual satisfaction. In this novel he, tries to consider if the natives can be able to connect with the British, and vice versa (Forster, 1979: 26). The novel explores the Anglo-Indian friendship, paying attention to describing the two societies that are to be found there; natives and the British. Throughout Forster’s novel, he explores

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    central point of this article is to discuss the relationships between the colonizers and colonized in culture and imperialism. Because the links between these two things (culture and imperialism) raise important questions about how, “power and knowledge works in colonial societies. In some ways this article even looks into race relations and why they are the way they are today. Arguing that, “British indirect rule effectively resulted in racial segregation” (Bush 225). We can see that racism can be

  • Yanks and Brits: Transatlantic Youth Cultures

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    globe started to undergo a drastic change, resulting in stylised fashions and subcultures that differed from their parent cultures dramatically. Great Britain and the United States had been the primary manufacturers during the war and that prosperity continued in the following decades, creating general economic prosperity. National optimism for the oncoming decade culminated in British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan making the optimistic claim to his fellow Conservatives that Britons “never had it so

  • The Four Dimensions Of Culture

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    Culture Culture is one important factor that influences the success of MNCs in host country. Culture can be defined as values, beliefs, practices followed by a group of people, which shapes their behaviour and attitudes. MNC may try to bring the culture of the home country in the host country, but adjusting with the practices prevailing in the host country and their culture is of importance for the success of the MNC in that country. Example, Walt Disney case of opening the park in Paris. In the

  • Conflict of Cultures in the film Bend It Like Beckham

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    Conflict of Cultures in the film Bend It Like Beckham Gurinder Chada creates conflict of cultures in various different ways in the film Bend It Like Beckham. Gurinder Chada uses techniques such as accents in the voice, contrasts, stereotypes, sarcasm, characterization and juxtaposition of British and Indian cultures which creates humour. This creates a film that attracts the attention of the audience and keeps them interested in the storyline. In the film Bend It Like Beckham a young female