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Nowadays, when we think about media capital, most of us will have Hollywood pop out to our minds, because no matter we are from which region, speaks what language, or what skin colours, we still watch Hollywood movies. Very good example is like in Malaysia, someone who had less English education or very weak in English that don’t understand what are the characters saying about, they still love to watch movies like Ironman, Batman or Superman and etc.
As for my perception of “Media Capital”, it is like a media hub or a core of films that are well known by everyone around the world, like Hollywood, everyone knows about it. Films or media that is globalised and of course localised too, that’s what we learnt in BCM111 about glocalisation.
I agree with Michael Curtin (2003) about media capital is a connection towards outside instead of sticking to its own. He says that “a media capital is a nexus or switching point, rather than a container”. It is simply means media globalisation and not being parochial in a way.
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Do you remember them? I think anyone who watched Hollywood movies you would have known them. They are very well known actors in Hollywood. Will Smith, Vin Diesel, and Jason Statham. And I’m now looking forward for the latest Vin Diesel film name Riddick 2! WHO WANTS TO WATCH WITH ME!??
1. Hollywood, photograph, viewed 8 September 2013,
2. Will Smith, photograph, viewed 8 September 2013,
3. Vin Diesel, photograph, viewed 8 September 2013,
4. Jason Statham, photograph, viewed 8 September 2013,
5.Curtin, M 2003, ‘Media capital: Towards the study of Spatial flows’, International journal of Cultural studies, vol.6(2), pg. 4, accessed 8/9/2013, <http://www.sagepub.com/mcdonaldizationstudy5/articles/Globalization_Articles%20PDFs/Curtin.pdf>.