In addition to Guy Debord’s ‘Society of the Spectacle,’ we could look at Baudrillard’s analysis of media culture and ideology in ‘Simulacra and Simulation,’ to structure our argument. It may render our argument too abstract if we adopt the whole ‘hyperreality’ lens but his analysis of how media culture feeds into and shapes ideology in society could be v. useful. – v. brief summary here: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/theory/postmodernism/modules/baudlldsimulTnmainframe.html
Secondly, below are links to the clips I was referring to in the meeting. Please watch the Kusterica’s Time of the Gypsies clip because it is just spectacular: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FstVoiOEPJo
Moonrise kingdom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1p6C2dX_2w
Have a good weekend!