Halfway through the minimum amount of blog posts I mean, not for the semester, which is going by unusually fast in my opinion. I’ve been struggling to balance my time between studying full time and working full time in all honesty. But I like writing these blog posts. It allows me to sit and reflect on the work I’ve been doing for this class so far, and it’s giving me a space to write down all my thoughts and ideas for this long project!
I’m extremely excited to talk about Bruce Lee, an idol for me and my family. However, analysing his transnational/global reach makes it difficult to me as I can’t turn this essay into a film analysis or a narrative about how awesome he is. Finding the theory to analyse Bruce Lee is difficult, do I look at him through a transnational or global lens? How do I make this historical analysis in the context of theories? I don’t want to vomit a bunch of theories onto my paper, I think selecting one theory would be good and analysing it through that lens.
For my structure, I would talk about the connectivity between the East and West through Bruce Lee in a cold war context. However, do I call that transnational or global? Especially if I talk about other countries like India (Bollywood cinema) or Japan (Japanese Cinema).
Either way, this seems like a fun and exciting project. BUT I definitely need to research more because I’m just waffling at this point. I think I need to take a page out of Hannah’s book and make a mind map 🙂