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The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast


Jan 29, 2024

 On this month's  guestless episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast, the host gives their "2024 State of Cinema Address." covering the 2023 Writers and Actor's Strike, placing it in a Marxian and Weberian Context, followed by a discusion of the 2024 Oscar Nominations and the social discourse surrounding them.

Enjoy!

Production Notes 

Intro 0:00-1:56

The Writers and Actor's Strike 1:57-44:40

  • Marxian Analysis 
  • Writer's Strike Basics 
  • Alenation and the mechanisms of striking 
  • The Power of Black Women's Activism 
  • The Individualizing of White Feminism
  • Fracturing to Maintain a Status Quo
  • The Bob Iger Problem
  • A Weberian Analysis flavored by Marx
  • The Writers and Actor's Deal

The 2024 Oscar Nominations 44:57-80:02

  • The Order of Analysis 
  • Categories:
  •                  Visual Effects 
  •                  Sound 
  •                  Score 
  •                  Editing 
  •                  International Feature 
  •                  Cinematography 
  •                  Animated Feature 
  •                  Screenplay Categories 
  •                  Acting Categories 
  •                  Directing 
  •                  Picture 

Wrap up 80:03-86:57

  • How will this year be affected 
  • Films and Tax Write-Offs 
  • Plugs (Blog essays and Future Podcast Episodes 

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