Donkey Kong and Reality TV

  • Posted on: 30 January 2020
  • By: RobertMiceli
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Unfortunately we won't be playing Donkey Kong, but we'll do the next best thing; watch people play Donkey Kong.

We will start with the incredible documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters - A dramatic true story of the race to be the best Donkey Kong player in the world. A film like this uses techniques to create a narrative, surprisingly similar to the way Reality TV does too. We will study how these narratives are built and how they manipulate the audience to feel a specific way.

Finally we will plan and carry out a class Skype interview with the leading producer in the American reality TV industry!

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