This episode is on Netflix. Watch it with the notes to hand.
This episode of Black Mirror, called Nosedive, really spotlights the world that we live in: the simulacra, the hypereality and the consumer culture that surrounds us.
It is made in a postmodern fashion, using intertextuality, parody, pastiche and focuses on a world of hyperreality, simulacra, consumer culture and hegemony.
Jameson and Baudrillard would applaud the fact that it is poking an accusing finger at POMO times but they would also lament the fact that it uses so many POMO devices to get the message across (then again why wouldn’t it?).
Lyotard meanwhile, would be sad that society is going this way with no enough people questioning or challenging the grand narratives but he would applaud Brooker for bringing the issue to light.
Remember to analyse the text, not just for examples of POMO media according to Jameson, Baudrillard and Lyotard but in relation to the over arching ideas of: postmodern media alters the relationship between text and audience; it plays with time and space and also challenges the conventions of representation.
Listen to the above analysis of the episode and watch it in class with your teacher.
Analysis in table form of Nosedive – ALL THE NOTES, QUOTES YOU WILL NEED TO USE NOSEDIVE AS ONE OF YOUR MAIN TEXTS IN THE EXAM
CLASSROOM HAS LOTS OF RESOURCES AS WELL – PRETTY ONES!