Sequels Everywhere: Contextualizing the Fast-Burn of Recent Blockbuster Films

On July 30th, 2008, Zach Beane published a series of interactive stream graphs that display the box office earnings of major Hollywood films on a weekend-to-weekend basis. These graphs offer some interesting insight into the box office trends of a given year, especially regarding the staying power of certain films over others. Indeed, this ongoing struggle […]

Transformers, Bronies, and Gundams: Media Franchises and Fandom

Johnson’s work Creative License and Collaboration discusses at great length the intricacies of franchising in the context of modern media. His discussion at one point touches upon the role of franchising in 1980s children’s programming, an idea which reminded me of our discussion in class over the role of product placement in entertainment media such […]