ReadNUS Issue 51

JUN 2022 | ISSUE 51
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Many of us who grew up watching Disney films have been enamoured by the animations that made dreams come true. This once humble animation studio has grown into a giant corporation with a monopoly on some of our most beloved franchises. Curious to find out how it managed to become  the “happiest place on earth?” Here are four titles to learn more about the Disney corporation through different lenses.

This Week’s Reads:

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In Disney and Philosophy, essays from thirty-two deep-thinking Disneyphiles chart a course through the philosophical world of Disney, tapping into the minds of the great sages of the ages such as Plato, Aristotle, Confucius and Descartes to explore universal questions of freedom, personal identity, morality, family, and friendship.

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This article explores BBC’s experimentation during the 1930s and 1940s and how the BBC adapted animation into the sound medium of radio. It also examines how the BBC adopted a transmedial storytelling approach which resulted in an expanded engagement with the world and characters developed by Disney.

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Since the 1980s, Disney has opened a new overseas theme park every decade. After finding success in Tokyo in 1983, subsequent parks in Paris and Hong Kong have struggled to profit financially and connect culturally with the locals.

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Ancient Stories Retold

Stories about Grief – By Yuki

Death touches us all, and yet this topic seems to go undiscussed and abandoned in Singapore. In this week’s article, Yuki shares how she confronts death through some recommendations.

Ranging from non-fiction like Being Mortal, to biographical pieces like When Breath Becomes Air, Yuki proffers a list of recommendations for the uninitiated. If you’re new to death and dying and want to know where to start, click the link in the bio!

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The Ghost Bride – Review by Joyce

Yangsze Choo’s The Ghost Bride, which was adapted into a Netflix series in 2020, explores the Chinese tradition of ghost marriage. It tells the story of Li Lan, an impoverished girl in 1890s Malacca who receives a proposal from a wealthy family to become the ‘ghost wife’ of their deceased son.

In this book review, Joyce Lee delves into the theme of the afterlife and what beliefs surrounding it might say about the living.

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Funny Reads – An article by Wan Qin

Being stressed out is no joke. In this week’s article, Wan Qin Tan recommends four memoirs that will tickle your funny bone and help you cope with the exam stress.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s – A review by Wan Qin

Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of the lovable and effortlessly chic socialite, Holly Golightly, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s has captured the imaginations of cinema-goers for over sixty years. But how much do you know about the book that the classic film was based on?

In this week’s article, Wan Qin Tan takes a closer look at Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and its theme of abandonment.

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