Years ago, I stumbled upon a Bollywood film, Om Shanti Om. But I've never seen a Bollywood film since. And, that's about to change.
Akira is a true masterpiece whose influence lives on 30 years later thanks to global media flows. It has influenced global culture in countless ways through the process of hybridisation.
It's no secret that Stranger Things has taken the world by storm. The Netflix Original has inspired spoofs, bars, designer fashion shows, video games and an international sing-along named the 'Neverending Challenge', truly becoming a pop-culture phenomenon. But, if audiences "tend to reject cultural products... too distant from their own cultural realities" (Straubhaar, 2014) how can this be?